TEJI, a nonfungible token (NFT) artist, has apologized for launching a fake XCOPY collaboration, as the digital creator launched an NFT advertised as a “collaborative piece between XCOPY & TEJI.”
It has been reported that the partnership actually never happened. Less than 24 hours, TEJI apologized for the mistake via Twitter, claiming he would issue a refund to all NFT minters. This was barely enough for collectors claiming that TEJI has been scamming users with other fake collabs too.
However, it’s definitely a rough week start for young digital artist TEJI who had just posted an apology letter to clarify his XCOPY collaboration. His most recent NFT drop titled “YES, THIS IS A COPY” was presented on OpenSea as a “collaborative piece” between him and the iconic artist XCOPY.
The report said that in the letter published via Twitter on January 16, TEJI explained that his drop “YES, THIS IS A COPY” is not an actual partnership with the XCOPY. The digital asset seems to reflect the iconic artist’s style – and that’s all.
He wrote in the letter:
“I made a mistake by not using clear language on the “THIS IS A COPY” mint. It was never my intention to mislead collectors.”
Likewise, TEJI promised that each minter will receive a refund for their NFT purchase. The current NFT holders would be able to mint a free collectible from the artist’s upcoming drop.
TEJI’s apology letter about the fake XCOPY partnership received mixed reactions. While some users praised him for his honesty, (many) others just couldn’t believe it was a mistake.
Thus, NFT investor @anonshiller replied:
“This was so poor, and your apology sounds reactionary. Like a kid caught stealing candy from the corner store. They’re not actually remorseful, just disappointed they got called out on their bull*t.”
Source: NFT Evening