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Fans outraged after Boogie2988 “begs” for money following $100k Tesla purchase

Published: 2/Jul/2019 22:54 Updated: 2/Jul/2019 22:56

by Virginia Glaze


Controversial YouTuber and Twitch streamer Steven ‘Boogie2988’ Williams is known both for his popular videos as well as the multiple scandals surrounding his career as a content creator – one of which is stirring outrage amongst his fanbase, following his purchase of a $100,000 Tesla Model S.

Boogie2988 went live in a broadcast in early July, where he explained the story behind his purchase of the Tesla, which he’d worriedly Tweeted about on June 28 after realizing he could “barely afford” the car.

However, Boogie decided to use the Tesla as a confidence-builder, aiming to create better content to earn more revenue – but some fans weren’t happy with his Tweet on the subject.

Some fans accused Boogie of “begging” for cash from his viewerbase, which he sarcastically confirmed, going on to deny having “begged” in light of his massive debt.

“The answer is yes,” he jokingly said of the scandal. “Give me some money. Also, no. I just realized when I got home, the car was fucking expensive.”

Despite his explanation, critics continue to lash out at the YouTuber, with some angry commenters even doing the math to speculate what Boogie can and cannot afford.

“…he’s making at least $88k per year from Youtube alone,” one user wrote. “Sponsors appear to be the lion’s share, plus Twitch revenue, donos, and Patreon… I would guess, conservatively, $250k-300k per year. ..Guy can easily afford this car.”

Reddit users have compiled long lists of Boogie’s past statements and offenses, which one commenter whipped out during a heated argument over his alleged “begging” for money.

“…’Don’t be jealous. You too can buy a new car if you can afford it,’” another quoted. “#HotTake. Yet more classic Boogie twisting the narrative to make it seem like critics are jealous, rather than highlighting his flip flopping contradictions.”

This would be far from the first time Boogie has faced mass criticism, with an older clip from his stream going viral in late June that showed the streamer making a racist comment toward a donator.

In fact, the criticism against Boogie is so great that the YouTuber has even admitted to having suicidal thoughts due to the hate, as told in a series of Tweets on June 13.

Despite the backlash, Boogie is determined to ignore the hate and move forward, while critics are adding his latest stream to a long list of his previous offenses.


TikToker Jaden Hossler accused of “disrespect” by Christian Delgrosso

Published: 21/Oct/2020 17:56

by Alice Hearing


Jaden Hossler has been accused of being disrespectful by music producer and former vine star Christian Delgrosso who worked on his first single “Comatose.”

Jaden is popular on TikTok with more than 8 million followers, and a former member of TikTok’s Sway House, but he left the collective in May, alongside Josh Richards, to dedicate more time to his music.

Jaden recently appeared on the podcast Kiss and Tell with Sophie Dossi in which he spoke about how he transitioned from wanting to perform pop music to rock music and how that has made him into the success he is now.

In the interview, Jaden said, “I was like yeah let’s do pop music, but then when it got down to it I was like I hate this, so I came back and I was like let’s make a rock song and they were down for it so we did. Then we made up my first song Comatose.”

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Jaden has worked closely with artists like Travis Barker and Machine Gun Kelly

But, Christian claimed it was actually his idea that launched Jaden’s career in a video posted online. He said: “Now all of a sudden it was his idea to come in and do a rock song… there were like 5 people in the room during the initial conversation that can attest to me completely changing the direction of his music.

“…I didn’t think that the music we were working on had the same potential as what he could do if he did rock music.”

Christian then went on to explain that Jaden didn’t thank them, or call to check on any of them after.

“Just the respect…If you know that I went out of my way and did that for you. He knows it like hasn’t reached out to me at all, hasn’t ever said thank you to me…And he got his deal because of Comatose, the song that we made for him, the song that everyone was oohing and aahing about. Like at least just be respectful.”

While Jaden is yet to respond, Micheal Gruen, the co-founder of TalentX which represents a large number of TikTok creators, let his feelings be known.

In response to Christian, Micheal commented, “Uhm this is total bullshit. 1) I was in a meeting where you said you don’t care about any credit and only care about Jaden and were looking out for him. Where did that love go?

“2) Go on iTunes and it says you’re a writer on Comatose. Idk, that seems like credit to me. 3) there are standard song splits in place. Did you want a bouquet of flowers with that money? Would that have shown you how amazing you are?”

Despite the bad press, Jaden’s music career is showing no signs of slowing down as his latest single “Tonight” with Iann Dior is released today, October 21.