Let’s solid our minds again to January, once I wrote a narrative referred to as ‘Crypto Losers Buy Copy Of Jodorowsky’s Dune, Have Played Themselves’, a chunk which I believed on the time completely captured the extent to which brainworms had infested the blockchain neighborhood.
To recap, a bunch of individuals referred to as a DAO (extra on these right here) purchased one of many surviving copies of Jodorowsky’s Dune, a manufacturing bible for a failed Nineteen Seventies Hollywood adaptation of Dune that was made well-known by the 2013 documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune. Knowing far more about crypto scams than copyright legislation, they thought they’d have the ability to do every kind of stuff with the fabric inside, by no means as soon as stopping to contemplate that purchasing a guide doesn’t provide the rights to what’s inside it, or that it’s solely certainly one of quite a lot of surviving copies, not the final/just one.
We hadn’t heard a lot on the venture since, till the weekend when one of many DAO’s co-founders, Charlie/Charlotte Fang—who can also be serving to run an NFT venture referred to as Milady—was accused of posting some really reprehensible shit on-line.
Most of the allegations are contained in this comprehensive Twitter thread by 0xngmi, the place the poster referred to as ‘Miya’ compares black folks to apes, calls homosexuality a ‘illness’ and says a nation will be ‘saved’ by killing its Jews. It’s additionally alleged that ‘Miya’ was concerned with the Systemspace neighborhood, a bunch that has been labelled a ‘suicide cult’ promising a ‘cyberpunk afterlife’, which was linked to the dying of a 17 year-old in 2017. ‘Miya’ can also be accused of being concerned within the grooming of anorexic ladies on social media.
Fang has since confessed to being ‘Miya’ in a sequence of Twitter posts (although it’s necessary to notice they don’t deal with particular allegations, so it’s unclear which have been really them or not), through which they are saying their disgusting posts and behavior was them merely ‘trolling’ and being ‘juvenile’, and that their ‘actual views maintain no room for hate’. They have nonetheless introduced they’re stepping down from their function with the Milady NFT venture, although their standing with the Dune group stays unclear (Kotaku has reached out for clarification on this).
As we’ve seen, a DAO is solely a entrance with the intention to get suckers to purchase crypto, and so now we’re revisting the Dune staff’s efforts let’s verify in and see how issues have been going for their very own foreign money within the months since they purchased the guide and…ah.