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Boogie2988 under fire for “tasteless” joke about teammate’s divorced parents

Published: 14/Feb/2019 12:11 Updated: 14/Oct/2020 17:20

by Matt Porter

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Popular YouTuber Steven ‘Apex Legends on Wednesday, February 13, teaming with random players picked for him by the game.

It was during one of these matches that Boogie2988 made a comment about one of his teammates, specifically circumstances involving his family life.

Respawn EntertainmentThe streamer was playing Apex Legends when he made the comment.

When jumping into the match of Apex Legends, Williams immediately asked one of his new teammates: “Are your parents still alive?” with his teammate confirming that both of his parents were still alive.

Boogie2988 then responded: “Are your parents still together?” to which the random squad member stated that they were not.

“Maybe I should take point then,” said Williams. “If your parents aren’t together, you probably come from a broken home. You’re probably going to get really angry when we start losing. Maybe you just learned how to channel that anger.”

After the clip was shared to Reddit, users criticized Boogie for his comments, calling them insensitive and questioning why he would make such remarks to a stranger.

Williams has admitted that his comments were “tasteless” and he understands why “it doesn’t seem funny.” Boogie 2988 also wrote on Twitter that it was a joke, and that he wasn’t “making fun of the dude for coming from a broken home,” saying that if he had, he would “apologize immediately.”

Williams has reiterated that he believes the teammate who was involved in the incident took the comments as a joke and wasn’t upset by the situation.

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Hungrybox explains why he’s temporarily quitting Twitch and social media

Published: 24/Oct/2020 12:31

by Joe Craven

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Juan ‘Hungrybox’ Debiedma, Team Liquid Smash main and popular Twitch streamer, has explained why he will be taking a short hiatus from the streaming platform. 

As far as Smash pros go, few have reached the popularity of Hungrybox. The Jigglypuff main, currently plying his trade for Team Liquid, has accumulated a monumental Twitch audience, sitting at over 230,000 followers at the time of writing.

In the 2019 MPGR world rankings, Hungrybox came out as first in the world. However, it seems that the chaotic, full-on life that comes with professional gaming and full-time streaming has caught up with Debiedma.

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Hungrybox is the world number one ranked Smash player.

On October 23, the 27-year-old explained his decision to his 235,000 Twitter followers, citing the need to “step away and unplug” for a while. According to his Twitch stats, he has been live every single day since the middle of July. That is over 106 days of consecutive streaming, so there is no surprise that Hungrybox wants some time away.

“Hi guys,” he tweeted, “it’s time for me to unplug and step away for a little while. [I] haven’t taken an actual break from this life in over three years. It’ll do my brain & heart a lot of good. Thank you for all the love. Looking forward to returning stronger. Juan.” 

When will Hungrybox return to streaming?

The Smash pro has not been explicit over when he will make a return, but fans can expect to see him back streaming in the near future. Past streaming breaks have been a few days to a week-long, but it will ultimately come down to how rested and rejuvenated Hungrybox feels.

Fans will just have to remain patient and trust that Debiedma will be back as soon as he feels able.