The Margin: ApeFest host confirms 15 people suffered eye pain and vision issues after Bored Ape NFT event 

by | Nov 6, 2023 | Stock Market

At least 15 guests who attended a Bored Ape NFT event have reported suffering pain and burning in their eyes, which some of them are blaming on the fest’s bright lighting.  Yuga Labs, the blockchain company that hosted the “ApeFest” event in Hong Kong, confirmed that several guests have complained of eye discomfort and vision problems following the celebration of the Bored Ape Yacht Club’s non-fungible tokens collection (aka NFTs) over the weekend. 

“We are aware of the situation and are taking it seriously,” a Yuga Labs spokesperson told MarketWatch. “We are actively reaching out to and are in touch with those affected”  Yuga Labs added that it’s launched an investigation to find the root cause, adding that a relatively small number of guests were affected. “Based on our estimates, the 15 people we’ve been in direct communication with so far represent less than 1% of the approximately 2,250 event attendees and staff at our Saturday night event,” they said. “We are not in a position to confirm the cause or speculate on how we’ll avoid it in the future, until the investigation is complete.”  ApeFest advertised hosting “chill hangs” and “meetups and mayhem” on its website. The event gave special disco …

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