Is Bored Ape Yacht Club really a Nazi front?
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An anonymous correspondent writes (email slightly edited):
I enjoyed reading your celebrity NFT article and just wanted to share what I find to be another troubling aspect of Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection. Ryder Ripps has summarized:
http://gordongoner.com/1/ Greg Solano (Gargamel) Thread 🧵 for a complete picture relating to Yuga/BAYC and other founders visit gordongoner.com
It surprises me not to see a lot of discourse around these observations because they appear to be pretty indensible! Beyond wanting to speak up against what I perceive to be the mainstreaming of racist and anti-semitic content, I don't have a dog in this fight. I'd love to be told that this is all overblown.