The Twitter account behind Crazy Frog has been receiving death threats following the announcement of a new collection of NFTs (non-fungible tokens).
The animated creature became a worldwide star in the mid-2000s with the song ‘Axel F’, and recently returned for a new crypto collection of the cartoon’s music alongside a new track.
Following the announcement of the collection, the official @TrueCrazyFrog Twitter account, which is run by self-described “social media guys” and not Crazy Frog creator Erik Wernquist, says it has been receiving death threats online.
“While we appreciate all the valid criticism toward NFTs, sending us death threats and other nasty things to our email isn’t cool or productive,” the account wrote at the start of a lengthy thread posted yesterday (December 13).
“Nobody is forcing us to like each other’s ideas and the producer isn’t pressuring the creators. The creator is the producer,” they added. “He’s in charge and we just follow. Please stop spreading this myth, as it’s blatantly untrue.”
“Everyone has a say in the brand matters, however the higher-ups have still decided to go forward with the project. Not all of us agree and we may sometimes express disapproval promoting it. We are allowed to do so and we have been only speaking from our own personal judgment.”
Elsewhere in the thread, the account said: “If you don’t like crypto, don’t buy the drops! If you’ll do, that’s awesome! They’re using Delegated Proof of Stake validation, which has been proven to be more environmentally friendly, than other means (such as Ethereum’s Proof of Work).
“Each of us have different opinions as individuals, but we are not being forced – we love this opportunity. Also, the various other media references were never “faked” to attract an audience. We care for the community and we like what we’re doing. Everything has a reason.”
The thread concluded: “Remember everyone, this is only the beginning. We have so much more planned out, that was YEARS in the making and for YEARS to come. We’re incredibly excited to share it with you all in the future.”
Later this month (December 23), Crazy Frog’s music-based NFTs will become available on “NFT marketplace and digital reality platform” Metabeats.