The Base blockchain-based memecoin project Normie (CRYPTO:NORMIE) has terminated an intern after an offensive video was posted on its official X account, sparking backlash from the crypto community.

The video, featuring a blue-skinned cartoon chef with exaggerated features, was deemed distasteful, leading to an apology from Normie and a commitment to preventing future incidents.

Critics questioned the team's oversight and approval process.

Previously, Normie suffered a smart contract exploit, resulting in the theft of 225 Ether (CRYPTO:ETH) and a significant market cap drop.

Despite recovering some funds and relaunching its token, the incident heavily impacted the token's value.