Recently someone sent me this video and asked me for comment:
I watched it.
That’s interesting and all and the video was really good.
But the whole thing fell on its stupid head when I did all of 2.76 seconds of ‘research’.
I found out that the original investigator Ryder Ripps who is featured in the video is also an artist and creative director of OKFocus, a digital marketing and design agency.
Ripps uses a
Ripps says on
RR/BAYC uses satire and appropriation to protest and educate people regarding The Bored Ape Yacht Club and the framework of NFTs. The work is an extension of and in the spirit of other artists who have worked within the field of
This whole thing if you can’t tell by now is completely disingenuous and while some people eat it up, most are just watching these guys get rich off this stunt.
If you go and read the two articles I linked above and follow the thread you will see Ripps first started his campaign against NFTs with the punking of the CryptoPunks NFT series and has since eventually moved on to bigger and better things.
If I had to bet, I’d say Ripps is a spoiled rich kid with far too much time on his hands who doesn’t actually care much for any of this. It's all for shits and gigs.
Ripps is a monetized marketing whiz kid. He is bored and having fun. Pun intended.
Philion on the other hand, who the hell knows, maybe he really is upset by it all. But let’s be honest for a second here, he is monetized too. This BORED APE NAZI CLUB video might not be monetized but I’ll bet you a coffee (or beer) the next video will be.
As always, tell me what you think in the comments.
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