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Controversial YouTuber Boogie2988 under fire for racist comments on stream

Published: 27/Jun/2019 20:59 Updated: 27/Jun/2019 21:00

by Virginia Glaze


Popular internet personality Steven ‘Boogie2988’ Williams is a controversial figure across the web, with critics even compiling a massive list of problematic moments from his past – but a clip from one of his older Twitch streams is making the rounds online, due to a racist comment he made during the broadcast.

Boogie2988 is best known for his video content, which includes humorous rants about video games and nerd culture, garnering him a massive audience of over 4 million subscribers throughout his career on YouTube.

However, his live streams continue to exist as a point of contention with critics across the web, with users pointing out an older clip from a past Twitch broadcast that has audiences reeling with shock and distaste.

Boogie2988, TwitterYouTuber Boogie2988 received dental surgery in early 2019 – a telling detail that revealed a now-viral clip from his stream to be from an older broadcast that is still inciting outrage across the net, despite its age.

In the offending clip, Boogie received a $3 donation from a fan named “Sparkledump,” who claimed that they were a person of color – to which Boogie had a shocking response.

“Sparkledump, I’m glad to hear you’re still black,” he responded. “And thanks for two months of support, man. That’s a lot of money, I guess, for a person of color, or is it not? I don’t know – but I have a gun that’s also a USB drive. I don’t know if that offends you, Twitch.”

The clip has stirred outrage across the internet after resurfacing, with users decrying Boogie’s comments as openly racist.

“Wtf is his deal?” one user asked. “Just shut up. Be hyped about games and fucking nothing else. Just shut [your] mouth.”

“Will people finally realize this guy is actual trash?” another said of the matter.

This wouldn’t be the first time Boogie has stirred up controversy, by far; the YouTuber has come under fire for a multitude of controversies, one of which included Apex Legends stream, and even appearing to admit to tax fraud in a following broadcast.

In fact, critics are so outspoken about the YouTuber that they have compiled an entire Wiki listing his wrongdoings – a matter that Boogie says has even made him “suicidal.”

“Ironically, all of this negativity makes me horribly suicidal,” Boogie said of the hate. “I struggle with it daily. I hate it. The idea that so many people think I am even capable of these things makes me wish I wasn’t alive.”

While Boogie sports an ample group of critics, his fanbase continues to support him despite the backlash – but it’s unlikely that he’ll shake the hate any time soon.


$375,000 Pokemon Trading Card Game box opening ends in absolute tragedy

Published: 29/Oct/2020 20:21

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Trading Card Game livestream ended in disaster after it was quickly discovered that the booster packs were fake. The YouTube channel spent over $375k on the 1st Edition base set box, only for it to be resealed. 

Despite making its debut in 1999, the Pokemon TCG has exploded in popularity over the past two years. The hobby hit an all-time high in October when influencer Logan Paul opened a base set booster box he paid $216k for while livestreaming.

However, things didn’t work out as well for another YouTube channel who paid $375k for the same item. The livestream unboxing of the rare collectible quickly turned tragic when it was discovered that the TCG item was actually fake.

fake pokemon card booster box
Twitter: @DumbMoneyTV
The rare sealed 1st Edition booster box was actually fake.

Rare Pokemon TCG box opening ends in complete disaster

The event was hosted by YouTube channel ‘Dumb Money Live’ and included popular Pokemon content creators such as Lee ‘Leonhart’ Seinfeld. The rare 1st Edition base set booster box was bought for a record-breaking $375 through Logan Paul’s collectible trader ‘Collectables Guru.’

“The owner of the box supposedly bought three boxes when he was a child. They sat in the gun safe the entire time,” the Pokemon dealer explained. However, they quickly realized something was amiss after breaking the seal. Several booster packs were different colors, and some weren’t even 1st Edition.

“Oh no. That is a major f**king deal!” Guru exclaimed. The personality opening the box then revealed the problem: “It’s not even base set cards, these are Jungles! Wow. This is a resealed box. It’s random!”

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Upset, Collectable Guru called up the seller and explained that the box was resealed. “We opened the box literally live and they’re resealed packs. There is like base set 2 mixed in, half of them are 1st Edition. But they are all resealed, this is absolutely unacceptable. How is this going to be taken care of immediately?”

Stunned by the whole thing, Leonhart stood by and said, “Oh my gosh, I was not expecting that.” Guru came back and updated the group and explained that the seller had two other boxes that they were going to open first before bringing them back to the YouTubers.

youtubers opening fake pokemon card box
YouTube: Dumb Money LIVE
The YouTubers were floored after the rare Pokemon box was fake.

To add salt to the wound, the box opening was done on stream for charity. Dumb Money Live gave an update and addressed the situation a day later stating: “I don’t know a single person in my network that hasn’t been defrauded as an investor. You have to give sellers a benefit to make this right.”

At the time of writing, the situation has not been entirely rectified. The channel will open a booster pack on October 30 live to verify that the second box is actually real. However, it appears that if this one is fake as well, the seller claims they will refund the content creators their $375k.