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Boogie2988 / Francis / Steven Williams


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Boogie2988

Youtube // Twitter // Twitch // Instagram

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Summary

Boogie2988 (Steven Jason Williams) is an American Youtuber mainly known for his gaming-themed videos. He first became popular through his comedy sketch videos based on his “Francis” persona, where he parodied a stereotypical gamer. Boogie is also known for being open about his struggles with childhood abuse, mental illness, and obesity which he occasionally talks about in videos. In 2017, he received gastric bypass surgery and is attempting to lose weight. In 2018, he divorced from his wife of 5 years, Desiree Williams. For a more detailed look at his life, his “Draw My Life” video from 2013 can be found here.

Controversy

Boogie has long been the subject of controversy. Much of this stems from him talking about subjects he is not qualified to talk about, or trying too hard to have "centrist" viewpoints. There has also been much controversy over whether or not he is emotionally manipulative in his private life towards his wife/friends/girlfriends he's had. He also seems to rant a lot on stream, leading to him having to backpedal on Twitter later.

"I'm not a drama Youtuber!" & Oversharing

  • Despite saying that he hates drama, he proceeds to talk about it quite a lot, all while trying to stay extremely centrist as to not upset anyone
    • Seems to make a video about his opinion on every piece of drama that emerges, ranging from Logan Paul to political drama to Twitch "thots"
  • Oversharing his divorce
    • Much of the divorce process from his wife was overshared on stream, where he would break down on stream over issues in their marriage and talk about their sex life
    • Because of the intensity of these breakdowns, people speculated his wife might be cheating 
    • Ultimately, Boogie says that they split amicably and that cheating was not case, though speculation still continues due to Boogie's extreme anxiety throughout it

Anita Sarkeesian Issues

  • Some background on Anita Sarkeesian & his involvement with her:
    • Anita Sarkeesian is a Canadian-American feminist media critic. She is known for creating the Feminist Frequency website and tends to view and critique media through a feminist perspective. 
    • During VidCon 2017, Boogie had to share a panel with Anita Sarkeesian on the experience of women online. During this panel, Carl Benjamin (Also known as Sargon of Akkad) and some friends of his sat in the front row. Benjamin is an outspoken critic of Sarkeesian, and went to her event and sat in the front row mainly to annoy her. Sarkeesian ends up saying that she "Hates to give him attention because he's a garbage human being."
  • Throughout this event, Boogie "walks on eggshells" around Sarkeesian, hoping to not upset her
  • Many months later, on the H3H3 podcast, Boogie talks about how Sarkeesian's intense opinions are what led to people getting killed in Charlottesville (???)
  • Boogie also ran into some controversy with his comments on gay marriage being legalized, by saying that the LGBTQ community should:

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  • Following this clip and the tweets going viral, Boogie makes comments insinuating that he is going to kill himself and his fans freak out
  • A fan who was possibly concerned about him calls the police to check on Boogie, and Boogie gets angry about it because if he was suicidal, he could commit suicide by cop

Lucy Foxx Situation (July 2018)

  • Lucy Foxx is a porn actress who got into a relationship with Boogie after talking with him on an unspecified porn website. During this time, he was still going through his divorce.
  • Video where she discusses her relationship with him is reuploaded here
    • Summary:
      • Lucy says that things started out good, but quickly went downhill over the course of their relationship
      • Despite knowing she had to do her camming job, Boogie would guilt trip her into staying with him at his house. Due to staying with him, she had very little income and was barely scraping by.
      • Basically, she felt like her life did not matter whatsoever to Boogie and he expected her to give herself 100% to everything going on in his life, despite them just getting into a relationship
      • Tried to hide his relationship with her due to this divorce and his popularity
      • Gave her presents, but were seemingly hand-me-downs or stuff he had gotten for free so he wouldn't have to spend money on her
      • Boogie would apparently scream at her to the point where she was in tears, telling her she didn't mean shit to him, and accusing her of not doing enough for him
      • Refers to girls he has been involved with as his "hookers," which is what initially bothered Lucy enough to talk about this
      • Boogie apparently told her to "keep his fucking name out of her mouth" and forbid her to talk about their relationship
      • Even more troubling is that Lucy insinuates that Boogie is with girls even younger than her, since she is 20
      • Proof of them being together:

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Fans Whiteknighting Him

  • Whenever Boogie is criticized, his fans seem to instantly jump to his defense and excuse his actions, shielding him from any blame
  • Fans frequently use his past childhood abuse and anxiety as excuses for his behavior, and usually try to spin the blame on the person Boogie is emotionally manipulating

Bonus Round!

  • Wished his dead father a happy father's day, despite knowing his dad molested/raped his sister, and seemingly acts like an apologist towards an abuser's actions

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  • Laughing on stream about how an ex-girlfriend who broke up with him died of lung cancer that she developed after being treated for breast cancer

 

This topic still needs to be updated, so I'll probably try to add more/fix it up over time.

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Awwwww nooooo I always thought he was a nice innocent guy but I see him in a different light now :(

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The vid in question hes talking about 

He gonna try to act like he did nothing wrong to save face 

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TLDW

  • Dated cam girl longer than he said
  • Cam girl is the reason for his divorce 
  •  His paranoia is way worst off camera than he makes it out to be on camera 
  • doesn't take people phones away when they come to see them at his house 
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I laughed that he had a topic on PULL because I thought he was a funny lovable guy... Well, nevermind that...

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nvm

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what do you mean by this? "doesn't take people phones away when they come to see them at his house" . 

 

apprently there was some odd rumor that whenever people go over to his house boogie would take their phones away so they won't post on their social media about him but the guy in the vid just says he just ask visitors not to disclose thing he doesn't want them to disclose and he doesn't take people phones away when they visit him.

tbh i never even heard that rumor about him but i guess some other have.

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I always thought he was obnoxious as fuck whenever he planted himself firmly on the fence on every single issue, truly a stereotypically annoying centrist who hates taking sides.

Finding out he's a shithead in his personal relationships though was somewhat surprising. Him being hailed as like "the good guy of youtube" fucked with a lot of peoples perception of him.

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