Crypto Bunda, an upcoming NFT project, has been suspended by Twitter for what the social media giant calls ‘Adult content’, specifically in relation to the account’s profile banner. The account behind the project received the formal notice yesterday, and it is unclear if they will get the account back in the future. The project – a collection of 6000 cartoon bums – is launching soon, so this is a huge blow. Social media is an integral component in the success of an NFT collection, and Twitter suspending them could cause serious problems.
What is Crypto Bunda?
Crypto Bunda is a collection of 6000 digital cartoon bums on the Ethereum blockchain, created by ‘Fire in the Spoof’ animators. Notably, Fire in the Spoof is a collective of talented illustrators, animators, and lyrical artists from the UK who create parody videos on YouTube.
The Crypto Bunda NFT project aims to celebrate women’s bodies. In fact, they believe they are receiving unfair treatment from Twitter.
In an exclusive statement to NFTevening, Lara, project manager at Crypto Bunda, said,
“I am in complete shock that in today’s world where people, especially women, are continuously fighting for their rights and yet we still keep getting shut down over and over again. This art does not violate anything. It’s a collection of cartoon bums that the team had fun creating. It’s all about celebrating the woman’s body and simply having fun with digital art. Where is the crime or need for censorship? If we are being stopped from sharing our art, then something is seriously wrong!”
Twitter suspension of the NFT project highlights a broader issue
The Crypto Bunda team received official notification of their suspension on Thursday, 29th September. Twitter suspended the account for ‘violating the Twitter Rules, specifically for PROFILE HEADER’.
The image above of cartoon bums is hardly explicit and far from the worst thing on Twitter. Still, strangely, this is what has caused the suspension of the account.
Is this worthy of Twitter suspension?
Unfortunately, there are some truly awful things on Twitter, and lots of adult content is freely available. In terms of NFTs, numerous hackers and scammers are also on the platform. Unfortunately, these accounts manage to avoid suspension and avoid bans.
Lara also states:
“The inspiration mainly came from women twerking in music videos, such as Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, and it’s a serious red flag if we cannot share art based on music culture. What if they banned these music videos?”