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Boogie2988 Accused Of Faking Cancer For Two Years

YouTuber Boogie2988 is under fire after being called out for allegedly faking his polycythemia vera diagnosis for two years.
Boogie2988 Accused Of Faking Cancer For Two Years
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Popular veteran YouTuber Boogie2988 (aka Boogie), who is best known for his comedic raging gamer character "Francis," has been accused of faking a cancer diagnosis. The scandal erupted after fellow content creator Destiny publicly questioned the authenticity of Boogie's claims during the Lolcow Podcast on Jul. 10, suggesting that the 49-year-old YouTuber was lying about his health.

Boogie, whose real name is Steven Williams, first announced that he had been diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer called polycythemia vera on Twitter in November 2022. He claimed that the cancer was caused by a testosterone supplement he had been taking for the last "seven or eight" years. In a video discussing the diagnosis, Boogie stated that if one had to get cancer, this was the one to get due to its slow-moving nature.

The accusations of faking the cancer diagnosis have led to an immense amount of backlash against Boogie for allegedly using a serious health issue for personal gains, such as sympathy and financial support from his fans. Many of his followers and fellow content creators have expressed their disappointment and disgust at the possibility of such deception.

Boogie has vehemently denied the accusations, but the controversy has already damaged his reputation. The troubled YouTube star has also deactivated his social media accounts as the scandal continues to unfold. Noteworthy, no concrete evidence has been presented to prove or disprove these allegations.

That said, it remains to be seen how he will address the allegations and whether he will be able to regain the trust of his audience. We will endeavor to update you regarding any further developments related to this story.