Bored Ape Yacht Club Giving People Eye Problems? ApeFest Attendees Sound Alarm• November 6, 2023 1:57 pm • Comments
Attendees of this year’s ApeFest are sounding the alarm on a troubling development.
According to multiple attendees and sources, several individuals experienced searing eye discomfort, ‘sunburned’ skin, headaches, and even vision problems after attending the event hosted by Yuga Labs in Hong Kong.
At least one individual claimed that it was due to the presence of UV lights at the festival: “Woke up in the middle of the night after Apefest with so much pain in my eyes that I had to go to the hospital. I’ve seen several tweets about it. [The] doctor told me it was due to the UV from stage lights. I go to festivals often but have never experienced this.”
Woke up in the middle of the night after Apefest with so much pain in my eyes that I had to go to the hospital. I've seen several tweets about it
Doctor told me it was due to the UV from stage lights. I go to festivals often but have never experienced this
I try to understand…
— Crypto June 💎🎯 (@CryptoJune777) November 5, 2023
Spokespeople for Yuga Labs are currently looking into the situation, and ProCoin News will provide updates as they become available to us. Coin Telegraph reports:
A Yuga Labs spokesperson told Cointelegraph that they were aware of the situation and were taking it seriously; “we are actively reaching out to and are in touch with those affected. We’re also pursuing multiple lines of inquiry to learn the root cause.”
“Based on our estimates, the 15 people we’ve been in direct communication with so far represent less than one percent of the approximately 2,250 event attendees and staff at our Saturday night event,” they added.
ALERT 🚨 Several people report experiencing eye pain, vision problems and sunburnt skin after attending ApeFest, a Bored Ape Yacht Club NFT collection event in Hong Kong
— Insider Paper (@TheInsiderPaper) November 6, 2023
Some visitors to a celebration in Hong Kong of the Bored Ape Yacht Club collection of NFTs complained about eye problems and blamed the lighting used at the event.
A number of people said that they experienced eye burn after going to ApeFest https://t.co/XWOoU78oDD
— Bloomberg (@business) November 6, 2023
Several people have complained about vision problems, burning eye pain, and sunburnt skin after attending Bored Ape creator and blockchain company Yuga Labs’ Hong Kong ApeFest NFT event earlier this month. https://t.co/6YkLkfB0Y8
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) November 6, 2023
Why Yuga Labs’ ApeFest Became a Sight for Sore Eyes: Attendees at Yuga Labs' ApeFest event in Hong Kong reported eye problems, potentially due to exposure to ultraviolet lights. The company is investigating the issue.
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— dexsy (@dexsychain) November 6, 2023
Daily Coin added:
Many of the attendees underscored the seriousness of their discomfort, including blurry visions and burning skin, some even seeking emergency medical treatment.
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