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[–]boomboomk9000 6743 points6744 points  (365 children)

The idea just in this post's title of "Internet strangers, I am dying so you should all interview me" just seemed so disingenuous that I truly don't understand how or why that many people fell for it.

[–]flipanflop[S] 3953 points3954 points  (205 children)

Anyone who doubted him got downvotes. So everyone assumed he wasnt lying

[–]baconworld 1891 points1892 points  (127 children)

I first commented he was lying, got downvoted to hell, now I've got upvotes for it. So bizarre how many people have awards to this little piece of shit that couldn't even describe what a brain tumour was...smh

[–]Saucemycin 889 points890 points  (42 children)

I was downvoted too when I mentioned the inconsistencies with what they said versus my experience working as an oncology nurse with pediatrics. Edit: guys I swear we talked about the whole coin thing

[–]Winjin 133 points134 points  (20 children)

I have a slight feeling that a lot of people in the comments have become... hysterical, for the lack of a better word, in the comments, lately. Like the overall level of life has deteriorated, the expectations dwindled, and the stress starts to grind them.

Some people have become extremely jumpy. Others just want to cancel everything and get angry at most minuscule things. Some want any positive thing to happen. And some just want to know that someone has got it worse than them.

[–]MyOwnDamnOpinion 28 points29 points  (6 children)

I've been having the same observations. Glad it's not just me. Typically I'd blame it on 'Reddit Summer', but I think the global situation has everyone on edge for a myriad of different reasons. A real mixed bag with no supportive outlet.

[–]squinla3 8 points9 points  (6 children)

When you have more freetime to spend on the internet and consume content at such a high rate you formulate opinions in split seconds. Like deciding that there no way a 14 would lie about having cancer just to gain karma, even if the story is full of holes.

These opinions aren't based in fact or logic most of the time but when you see other people saying the same thing then your opinion feels validated.

Now that your opinion feels validated you start voicing all of your opinions more, until eventually you meet someone with an opposing view, and there is a clash. But eventually the 10yr old your battling your opinion with, gives up and goes outside to play with friends.

You've defeated them, and the power feels amazing! Your opinion is the only opinion you ever need, you're right and everyone else can go fuck themselves. You start actively seeking out people with opposing views just to gain that sense of power... and there is a lot of them... In the real world your a nobody but online you are a god.

Until one day you meet that 10yr old again, except now he's 18 and about to become your boss at McDonald's . And that 14yr old who you thought had cancer was actually just a karma whore. Your whole world crumbles because you finally realize that your opinion was wrong, the foundation upon which you built your internet empire was a farce and in reality your just a racist old man living in a shady studio apartment who no one else will listen to except the void that is the internet.

[–]EdwardTittyHands 33 points34 points  (2 children)

That's the reddit way unfortunately

[–]ThiccPikachuu 358 points359 points  (45 children)

Because everyone wants to be patted on the back. "Omg this 14 year old boy with brain cancer I'm seriously crying you guys, I don't usually do this but here's a video of me giving the first responders thing cuz I don't have enough coins for silver"

[–]Nateynater 126 points127 points  (34 children)

Reddit has become a toxic shit heap of moronic fucktards

[–]IForgotThePassIUsed[🍰] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

It's all advertising money for reddit. Even moreso in controversial threads.

[–]amdc 100 points101 points  (14 children)

groupthink as usual

[–]BadgerAF 338 points339 points  (92 children)

To me it shows just how awful reddit is, not just this kid.

[–]anauroch 195 points196 points  (17 children)

Same, the "kid" (if he's even a 14 y/o, which i now doubt) just made a shitty troll post with very obvious mistakes (rx used to diagnose and keep track of his tumor; the nonsensical 3 week prognosis that no doctor will give you, ever; tumor is so big it's not removable and apparently got into the motor cortex but he just have some headache)

People attacking anyone who was doubting him are way worse, there were absolutely no proof this story was real

[–]gorpadorp 98 points99 points  (9 children)

Right. The moment I saw there was no ‘user verified’ by a mod it was clearly fake. That and the terrible description.

But I’m kind of glad they did it. Reddit is full of absolute saps who say things like, “Your story has touched my heart. Sending you hugs.” Subs like r/relationship_advice, r/amitheasshole and r/TIFU are mostly fiction and this person just showed how.

[–]anauroch 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Too bad nobody will actually learn anything from this and tomorrow /all will be full of karmafarming post yet again

[–]Vladimirs__Poutine 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Okay I’m glad I’m not the only one. IF, and that’s a big if, you were given weeks to live you wouldn’t just be having “headaches.” The pressure from this apparently massive tumor would make the worst migraine of your life look mild. The mental confusion and loss of motor control would be so severe you’d be unable to get out of bed, let alone make a reddit post and be perfectly coherent.

Also I saw him mention he had a 5% chance of survival, but didn’t mention chemo, or radiation treatments. So what’s the 5% based on? Divine intervention? Terminal cancer patients don’t tend to miraculously go into remission.

This is just some stuff I noticed after reading that thread for a few minutes. I’m sure an Oncologist who spent more time would find even more holes. Regardless, Swiss cheese story and reddit ate it up.

[–]flipanflop[S] 137 points138 points  (63 children)

The kid is more awful. The people just wanted to believe they're doing something good.

[–]Billlington 83 points84 points  (6 children)

"I felt bad for some kid so I gave Reddit money."

[–]xj3ewok 17 points18 points  (0 children)

They gave him awards for premium that would outlast his life lol. They aint the sharpest tools in the shed

[–]BadgerAF 100 points101 points  (8 children)

Slacktivism is much worse than lying on a reddit thread.

[–]JointSystem 21 points22 points  (1 child)

'this kid is about to die, lets give him reddit premium for the rest of this century'

[–]creativeusername279 29 points30 points  (0 children)

HAND OVER THE INTERNET POINTS, NOW.

[–]tittering_chum 23 points24 points  (1 child)

The irony is that now people are getting karma by posting about his ill gotten karma. Blood money.

[–]PR0PERMIKE 28 points29 points  (10 children)

The kid received around 13K coins.

[–]stuntobor 6 points7 points  (9 children)

What's that good for? Can he spend those? I may have to rethink my retirement strategy.

[–]Edoop_Stamos 2 points3 points  (6 children)

Some of them don't give you ads. Specifically gold and platinum I think. He got a bunch of those so he doesn't get ads for quite some time.

[–]tselby20 5 points6 points  (5 children)

You can get no ads for free with uBlock Orgin.

[–]GalaxySmash83 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Reddit is as gullible as any other social media platform, maybe moreso, since opinions that run counter to the popular narrative are buried via the downvote system.

[–]DementedBloke 478 points479 points  (63 children)

Does anyone have a link to the post? I wanna see how many people got downvoted for asking for proof.

[–]flipanflop[S] 295 points296 points  (52 children)

[–]DementedBloke 300 points301 points  (17 children)

As expected, the top comments in controversial are the ones asking for proof

[–]flipanflop[S] 101 points102 points  (13 children)

Yeah.

[–]WeHaveAllBeenThere 31 points32 points  (12 children)

I’m glad you got the screenshot! I wasn’t able to get it in time. Happy for your karma! Well done getting this into the sub.

I called him out in that post saying “the one comment offering him to fly a plane and he doesn’t comment on it? Did mods confirm he’s legit?”. Low and behold, it’s fake.

Amazing how many people fell for it when it was so clearly sketchy.

[–]moolie-sheep 101 points102 points  (24 children)

Ha he deleted it. What an idiot

[–]Invenitive 93 points94 points  (20 children)

A lot of these Karma farmers just make temp accounts then transfer most of the awards to their main account. Get hundreds of awards, buy hundreds of awards for your main, delete your farm. Rinse and repeat

[–]elkresurgence 46 points47 points  (5 children)

Reddit admins should be able to track transactions and ban the main account, no?

[–]Omegul 87 points88 points  (1 child)

Why would Reddit care? They’ve just been given $1,000+ from gullible idiots, they ain’t saying shit

[–]UNLwest 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Nah they don’t even care about power admins

[–]unorganicsalsa 6 points7 points  (4 children)

What's the point? Can you resell awards or is it just for the fake internet arrows?

[–]Invenitive 8 points9 points  (3 children)

From all of the gold and platinum awards he got, he should have a decent bit of coins he can spend to guild posts on his main account. That way he can help keep his main supplied with free Reddit Premium, as well as using leftover gold to guild his other posts.

Even just the act of using some spare coins to give a silver can help get a post or comment going on another of his farming accounts.

Then again, there's always the chance this was a one time thing and the kid just wanted to feel popular for a day.

[–]moolie-sheep 9 points10 points  (2 children)

That is awful these people work for the money for the awards and these little shits just lie about things to get awards. What dumbasses

[–]EtherBoo 10 points11 points  (0 children)

With the exception of Platinum and Gold, I don't think any of those are awards people paid for. If I'm not mistaken you randomly get awards for voting on posts and can give them out freely.

But people can spend their money on whatever they want. If they haven't learned that it's Reddit and probably fake that's on them. Similar to MLMs... If you buy into it despite the red flags everywhere, that's on you.

[–]TheBeast1981 5408 points5409 points  (278 children)

I pretend all the stories I read from reddit users are fake without proofs yet people starts giving awards.

He's an awful person but I don't feel bad about people who gift awards randomly. No one is forcing them to give awards.

[–]ravagedbygoats 6388 points6389 points 22342442834341031152616& 105 more (210 children)

Seriously. The kid is awful but the people throwing their money away on awards is equally cringe imo. Gullible sheeple.

Edit: what have I started.

[–]STFxPrlstud 667 points668 points  (50 children)

how I feel when I read about crowdfunded games where they talk about making a game on level of WoW or an Elderscroll's game on a budget of a few hundred thousand dollars... I get they are donating for a dream, it's just not a very realistic dream.

[–]BlueBird518 153 points154 points  (10 children)

Chronicles of Elyria was this and ended up being a big scam.

[–]Yolde 62 points63 points  (9 children)

Oh is that right? I vaguely remember hearing about that game and was excited.

[–]BlueBird518 21 points22 points  (8 children)

Yeah the guy running the project Jeremy Walsh has a reputation for this. He's fired his staff creating the game and ran off with the Kickstarter money from that I heard

[–]CanIGetANumber2 34 points35 points  (11 children)

Worked pretty well for Original Sin 1 and 2.

[–]Blexit2020 23 points24 points  (5 children)

And PUBG. Then again, that technically started out as a mod so people pretty much knew what they were getting ahead of time.

[–]CarpeCookie 16 points17 points  (11 children)

Or Starcitizen. At one point, it's on the individual for buying another thousand dollar ship when the game isnt even done yet.

[–]flipanflop[S] 100 points101 points  (14 children)

People want to believe stuff to make themselves feel better.

[–]ravagedbygoats 45 points46 points  (11 children)

Well maybe they should volunteer or actually contribute to making the world a better place, instead of giving money to a bunch of already rich assholes.

[–]flipanflop[S] 26 points27 points  (9 children)

It would be better to donate the money. But they would make the kid feel better for a useless award.

[–]Ueguethebold 21 points22 points  (7 children)

If the story was true he wouldn't even be able to make use of them.

[–]miragenin 44 points45 points  (22 children)

What are the awards for anyway? Are they just some karma thing? Never saw the point in spending money to award someone on here. Usually only browse reddit for information (video games, music, ect) and news.

[–]typicalcitrus 17 points18 points  (11 children)

Certain awards give the receiver Reddit coins or premium or both. For instance, a while back, I received 4 gold awards for some work I did on an alternative Linux logo. I got 4 weeks of Reddit premium and 400 coins without paying a penny.

[–]TheForceiswithus 33 points34 points  (6 children)

Still useless

[–]Parzival-428 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Useless, yea. But it’s a way for reddit to make money enough to profit from existing and it is more than basically just a sticker (like some awards)

[–]FictionalNarrative 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Embrace the mediocrity of the pulsating tumor called Reddit.

[–]ravagedbygoats 20 points21 points  (1 child)

The pulsating feels good in my butts

[–]iamnotamangosteen 23 points24 points  (3 children)

You had to know this was coming. Giving awards to a comment bemoaning awards is a Reddit classic.

[–]ravagedbygoats 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I mean after the first couple, ya I saw what was coming but when I made the comment, no.

[–]wenchslapper 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Meh, he made a fake story on reddit and a bunch of losers gave him awards. Nobody is “awful” here. It’s reddit, don’t let it consume your life.

[–]Slims 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yea, it's just a 14 year old kid fucking around on the internet. He's hardly an awful person for it. People take reddit way too seriously.

[–]mocnizmaj 50 points51 points  (8 children)

Because a huge percentage of them are, when I read some essays on reddit with million upvotes and awards, on subjects I have understanding of, and they are completely wrong, but the whole reddit just read it, and it sounded plausible, so yeah, he's an expert, he said it. I find it funny how they consider themselves to be above fake news, yet they fall for it everyday on this web site.

[–]Spuddups84 33 points34 points  (5 children)

I occasionally give gold to flat out dumbass comments that are getting buried in downvotes just to make them think they might be correct.

[–]AteYou2 1238 points1239 points  (53 children)

I knew this was fake, to the lack of evidence or understanding of how tumours work, literally phrasing it in a way that it like you are just looking for attention, and the fact that this guy is SUPPOSEDLY on his death bed and writing an AMA about it. I can’t believe people fell for this shit

[–]flipanflop[S] 486 points487 points  (31 children)

Everyone who doubted him or wanted evidence got downvotes. And alot of things he said didnt add up.

[–]AteYou2 161 points162 points  (17 children)

Yes, I’m no professor but those symptoms don’t match to brain cancer, what all gullible morons

[–]flipanflop[S] 101 points102 points  (8 children)

Bot everyone knows everything about cancer. Some people haven't even experienced someone having cancer. So they believe it.

[–]iamnotamangosteen 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Very true. By the grace of God I’ve never watched anyone close to me suffer through cancer. But I do know of DIPG, a brain cancer that typically strikes in childhood or adolescence and has a 0% survival rate - most die within a few months to a year as they slowly lose their ability to talk, walk, and eat. Their last days before death are often spent having seizures and fevers, and drifting in and out of consciousness. Definitely not posting on Reddit.

[–]jpfatherree 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Headaches and vomiting are actually common symptoms of brain cancer. The biggest issue was the 5-15 years left. Absolutely no doctor on the planet would give you a range like that

[–]Yawang04 10 points11 points  (0 children)

people who ACTUALLY have tumors or doctors that know he's bullshitting reading this and the original post be like

[–][deleted] 131 points132 points  (13 children)

you really think people would do that? just lie on the internet

[–]flowabout 474 points475 points 2 (55 children)

Honestly, im glad this is fake. I watched my child go from healthy to dead in under a year from a brain tumor. It is horrific. So when I saw this yesterday, my heart broke. I mean, its super fucked up but at least its not true. I wouldn't wish a terminal brain tumor on my worst enemy.

Edit - thanks everyone for the kind words and awards . I am doing well these days, just focusing on being the best mom I can to my living child while keeping my late child's memory alive

[–]flipanflop[S] 143 points144 points  (15 children)

I am so sorry for you.

[–]flowabout 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Thank you. I miss yer so fucking much but at least she isn't suffering anymore

[–]BlueJay894 58 points59 points  (10 children)

have you learned nothing?

[–]flipanflop[S] 60 points61 points  (4 children)

This guy actually is active on reddit and already has posts about her

[–]BlueJay894 31 points32 points  (3 children)

Checks out, we’re good

[–]le_GoogleFit 20 points21 points  (2 children)

Would have been hilarious if it was fake again tho

[–]OrangElm 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Oh god I feel so bad for laughing at this

[–]flowabout 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Lol don't worry, I think it's pretty funny too

[–]_w1n5t0n__ 28 points29 points  (7 children)

Edit: it's fake but thanks for the awards lmao

[–]jacquelumbert 432 points433 points  (51 children)

Why would you instantly believe someone on the internet saying this. And second, people like this make you question someone that is legitimately sharing their story.

[–]flipanflop[S] 95 points96 points  (27 children)

Whenever anyone says something people assume it's the truth that's what everyone does.

[–]flipanflop[S] 51 points52 points  (16 children)

And if you assume everyone always lies. Tou would have trust issues.

[–]jacquelumbert 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Yes I agree, if you were to assume everyone was lying, what I'm saying is not everything is always true, which if someone were to believe, that person would also have trust issues.

[–]mpg1846 17 points18 points  (3 children)

Not believing dumb shit you read on reddit has nothing to do with trust issues.

[–]lets-start-a-riot 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Oh boy I have a bridge to sell you

[–]ze_Wan00 46 points47 points  (49 children)

[–]Cheezewiz239 251 points252 points  (32 children)

Naa this just proves redditors will throw many at the site for useless awards for any sob story.

[–]flipanflop[S] 75 points76 points  (23 children)

They want to believe they're doing something good.

[–]Cheezewiz239 82 points83 points  (10 children)

Reminds me of that one guy who got a random picture on a plane and posted it to r/pics with the title " have always been scared of flying, finally conquered my fear" or something like that and he got tons of awards/upvotes and then laughed about how fake it was after.

[–]flipanflop[S] 41 points42 points  (8 children)

That is funny. But lying about a disease millions of people die of each year isnt.

[–]randomnonwhiteguy 13 points14 points  (0 children)

It’s not mocking a disease, it’s mocking the karma farming horse shit that stirs up around it

[–]5t3v3n23 9 points10 points  (6 children)

I have to be completely honest, and I know I sound cynical for saying this, but what good does giving someone who's about to die years of reddit premium? The only people who benefit in this scenario if it's genuine are the reddit admins making money of this kid's sob story

[–]StrappedLikeAWarlord 165 points166 points  (49 children)

i was reading this yesterday and looked through the comments. it was awful. everyone was being so empathetic, saying a range of things. i remember one person that was willing to buy a PS4 and send it over to OP just so they could play PS4 in his last few weeks. i remember reading this post and the range of comments left by everyone and honestly feeling so sad, thinking “what if that was me”. and then it turns out to be fake? part of me held it with a grain of salt but for the most part, still treated it like it was real. it’s awful how someone could joke about something so serious and pull on peoples heart strings like that. i saw a range of comments, but the two that struck me the most was from 2 fathers. one who lost their own daughter to brain cancer and expressing his sympathies and the other telling OP to say hello to his 3 year old son when he goes. the fact that he falsified everything is genuinely sickening

[–]S3cretlyBatman 56 points57 points  (21 children)

And a plane ride or something like that

[–]WaffleLightHouse 20 points21 points  (20 children)

Yeah I hated that one :(

[–]alphatweaker 29 points30 points  (19 children)

His parents should know about this....this is borderline sociopathic

[–]TheFlightlessPenguin 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I also was hugely skeptical and didn’t believe it at all at first. Then I thought about it a little and decided I’d rather be duped for believing it was true than be an asshole to someone who was genuinely on his deathbed. I guess I got what I asked for.

Back to never believing anything I go.

[–]blureesky 23 points24 points  (5 children)

I think the reason why so many people fell for this is that often posts like that are verified(? so they all thought that(? but yeah as someone who recently lost someone close to cancer, he can go fuck himself.

[–]BuckleUpBuckaroooo 260 points261 points  (40 children)

Why give awards to a kid who's gonna die anyway? What's he gonna do with that?

[–]DLTMIAR 44 points45 points  (2 children)

Why give awards to a kid who's gonna die anyway? What's he anyone gonna do with that?

[–]flipanflop[S] 79 points80 points  (26 children)

It's to make him enjoy his last days

[–]ravagedbygoats 58 points59 points  (7 children)

Sounds like a huge waste of money. How about making a donation in their 'name'

[–]nt_ES 20 points21 points  (1 child)

May be unpopular opinion - but to me that sounds like more your prerogative.

Not saying it’s a bad thing though.

[–]WaN73D21 20 points21 points  (11 children)

Why do people enjoy awards? What can you do with them?

[–]sa250039 20 points21 points  (0 children)

You can pay reddit money with them

[–]flipanflop[S] 29 points30 points  (4 children)

Makes people happy. Like giving someone a postcard for their birthday. Or getting an award at a competition.

[–]Captain_Plutonium 4 points5 points  (3 children)

You know what'd be better? donating directly to his family (if the story were legit). And you only either have reddit premium or you don't. the amount of rewards determines only how long you have it for. so it's even more fucking stupid.

[–]flipanflop[S] 497 points498 points  (148 children)

He later laughed it all off, very awful person. Some people even offered to fly him places and shit.

[–]SaysThreeWords 171 points172 points  (18 children)

I say... BAN!

[–]THEMOISTCLOWN 93 points94 points  (7 children)

BURN THE WITCH!!!

[–]yeet_the_system 43 points44 points  (3 children)

ITS NOT A WITCH ITS BITCH SO BURN THE BITCH ASS MOTHERFUCKER

Edit:h grammar

[–]U2V4RGVtb24 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Unfortunately, he appears to be using an alt account. The one he used to make that post is the same age AS the post

[–]sfinebyme 27 points28 points  (11 children)

In the grand scheme of "dumb shit 14 y/o get up to" this doesnt even ping the radar. If you think this is a "very awful" person you're living one hell of a sheltered life.

Kid is a turd, sure. Teenagers are little shits quite often, though. Let it go, my man.

[–]FratMike 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Dude I’m so happy to see a sensible comment in here. People are acting like this kid killed kittens on camera or something haha. He was just being edgy and stupid, like most 14 year olds

[–]OrangElm 35 points36 points  (16 children)

Worst part was all of the genuine responses like that guy who offered to let him fly a plane with him. That redditor was genuinely doing something so nice and this kid was just a totally piece of shit. Honestly fuck him.

[–]apolloe875 17 points18 points  (8 children)

I mean if you look at it objectively, sure he lied, but he wasn’t saying “give me stuff I’m dying”. It’s everyone else who’s a fool for offering up awards and plane rides and shit on some baseless, anonymous claim to be dying.

[–]tpr_2 6 points7 points  (4 children)

Yea seriously, calling a 14 y/o a disgusting piece of shit bc you were stupid enough to believe him is hysterical to me.

[–]TwoLambos 11 points12 points  (18 children)

I think he’s a champion. He taught thousands of people not to be gullible fucks and to maybe fact check shit every once in a while. That kid did this world a service

[–]ahhay123 9 points10 points  (8 children)

Bro he’s 14. I would done some stupid shit like this too at that age. Especially on the internet

[–]whiskeytrucker 21 points22 points  (10 children)

And that's why, you don't never ever trust the internet.

[–]flipanflop[S] 8 points9 points  (8 children)

People like to assume not everyone is a liar

[–]whiskeytrucker 11 points12 points  (3 children)

That's right, but I, when I see posts/comments like that, I always have a doubt.

The red flags were that on any kind of AMA usually there is a pic of the person, or the AMA is confirmed by the mods, but this one wasn't either of those plus the account is a couple of days old so, yeah. I feel bad for the people that awarded the post, expecting to help a little kid with cancer but got a liar in return.

We shouldn't hate the kid because he lied, but instead learn from it and prevent fake stories go out.

Anyway, the moral of the story is: always ask for a proof.

[–]princessSnarley 18 points19 points  (4 children)

I get it’s a kid and he just wanted what he wanted, but there were people responding that actually do have terminal cancer, wanting to give comfort or support. I do think there are some folks that don’t deserve being played.

[–]Glueckskeksphilosoph 44 points45 points  (6 children)

The truly awful thing is that there are indeed kids his age with a fate like this and he just got zero respect and compassion for them.

Good thing his frontal cortex still got another ten years to develop so let’s hope he’ll be ashamed of himself by then.

[–]flipanflop[S] 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I hope he looks back at this an cringe really hard.

[–]DannyBigD 9 points10 points  (2 children)

I personally doubt it was a kid.

[–]RedPhysGun77 31 points32 points  (4 children)

That's a good lesson for everyone who throws awards at people without proof.

[–]babyquokka 12 points13 points  (2 children)

This is so terrible and annoying! My baby really did have brain cancer. It is nothing to joke about. He still takes chemotherapy until at least October. He is only 2 years old and battling cancer since 9months. Our community has supported us so selflessly. It has been hard, but we never struggled financially because of them.

[–]Tyler5885 42 points43 points  (9 children)

What sub did he post it on? I’m guessing r/teenagers because there is a lot of fake shit on there but idk.

[–]flipanflop[S] 44 points45 points  (7 children)

Ama

[–]oijsef 23 points24 points  (6 children)

I thought AMA required proof of who you are.

[–][deleted] 25 points26 points  (1 child)

r/Iama requires proof, not r/Ama

[–]LetsNetflix 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That probably explains why so many people fell for it. They most likely thought he was legit

[–]DannyBigD 13 points14 points  (0 children)

"proof"

[–]Andersmcn 11 points12 points  (20 children)

Can someone do the math on the amount of money spent on awards?

[–]curlyswine 12 points13 points  (0 children)

If I had 14 days to live I wouldn’t spend half a second on reddit

[–]Umutemplotya 58 points59 points  (13 children)

I honestly feel no hatred towards the op he clearly understood these chimpanzees would throw awards at every sad story they encounter so he used that against them lol. Though yeah it is a dick move to pretend to have cancer.

[–]throwawayqwg 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Honestly have to agree. The fact that this website focuses on Karma is so idiotic, its so easy to farm it if you really wanted to. Its shit that some people got offended, but then again this is the internet, even only on reddit there are so many jokes about minorities, disabilities, diseases, accidents and disasters. There is probably a 9/11 joke made on a daily basis here.

I dont think people are offended that he lied about having cancer. I think they are offended because it worked out so insanely well. Had he been called out in the first comment this would have been shrugged off as a dick move action to get some easy karma, something that happens everyday here.

[–][deleted] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

THEY PLAYED US LIKE A DAMN FIDDLE

[–]Surrealism64 7 points8 points  (5 children)

I'm not surprised that reddit users fell for this.

[–]amorfati37 8 points9 points  (3 children)

I offered to make his mother and sister memorial jewelry. He mentioned in the thread what quote he would want to be remembered by and I offered to turn that into jewelry and send it to his family so they could each have a little piece of him. I feel like a freaking idiot now for being so dumb :/

[–]Iron_Archer 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Upvotes, who cares? A lying shit head that wanted people to press a button got people to press a button. The real clowns are the ones giving awards. Prettysure if someone was gonna die of cancer, their immediate thought would to go on reddit. Never believe that shitn, i sure as hell didnt the first time around.

Also, if the sub that this post is from was r/teenagers, i wouldnt be surprised as that place is a hellhole. Always someone dying each month that has 20k upvotes.

[–]flipanflop[S] 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Its ama. And the kid lied about a disease millions of people die of each year what worse than believing a lie on the internet. The people who believed it dont think everyone single person on reddit is lying.

[–]faydgetspyner 54 points55 points  (11 children)

People really belived that post? Lmao

[–]flipanflop[S] 32 points33 points  (8 children)

Everyone who doubted him or even asked for proof got downvoted

[–]BadgerAF 33 points34 points  (7 children)

So? Who cares if you get downvoted. People are fucking stupid.

[–]flipanflop[S] 17 points18 points  (5 children)

When it gets downvotes people assume its false. And it won't show up for many people or it will get ignored.

[–]TOAODeagleDoubleG 34 points35 points  (13 children)

Thats hilarious. Not that he faked beeing sick, but he showed many people that there is a lot of BS in the internet especially on reddit and that with 14 years. There is so much faked and staged shit beeing voted up on many different subreddits, I just hope it will be some kind of lesson for all the people, who voted or even gave a reward to that post.

[–]flipanflop[S] 12 points13 points  (11 children)

His goal wasnt to show people anything, it was for his own entertainment.

[–]nullZr0 14 points15 points  (6 children)

The majority of Reddit is a lie.

[–]flipanflop[S] 14 points15 points  (4 children)

I wouldn't say majority. But many people lie on the internet. Edit: btw my dad owns Microsoft

[–]RemoveNull 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Even so, if you’re gonna spend money on anything, spend it on a charity. Reddit awards mean jack shit.

[–]Overworldhero 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This Is a bruh moment

[–]Shaymin1478 23 points24 points  (5 children)

I'm not even mad at him, people are stupid to randomly donate

[–]TyGeezyWeezy 5 points6 points  (0 children)

He pulled a sneaky .

[–]WrastlingIsReal 70 points71 points  (47 children)

Disgusting human being

[–]sauzbozz 4 points5 points  (5 children)

I feeling like calling him a disgusting human being is a bit much because he's 14. That doesn't mean what he did wasn't awful or disgusting though.

[–]Tannansa 4 points5 points  (0 children)

i gave that mother fucker my upvote, give that shit back

[–]YeetOrBeYeeted23 5 points6 points  (1 child)

If you were dying, why would you post that on the internet. Wtf

[–]Rpark888 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I have two personal posts that's gained quite a bit of traction (80k and almost 100k) and received a bunch of reddit awards. While it was cool seeing sparkly emoji, I never knew people had to spend actual cash for those emoji. I thought you bought them with "karma".... and I thought "karma" was just awarded abiding to how many upvotes your posts and comments get.

[–]DonutOlympian 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I try not to believe anything anyone posts on this site.

Even this comment. I don't believe it. Maybe it's bullshit, maybe it's not. Who am I to know for sure?

[–]disagreeingperson1 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Redditors are stupid. Shit like this happens often, but most of the time OP never reveals it's fake.

[–]real_Hank_Scorpio 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And instead of ignoring the bullshit, let me piggyback this karma whore so I can get me some sweet sweet internet points.

[–]GorunmezGoril 4 points5 points  (0 children)

reddit; bunch of morons circlejerking about how they are superiror.

[–]Macsmummy95 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Pediatric Hem/Onc RN here. This is honestly so horrific and you should be ashamed. If you witnessed a child actually going through this it wouldn’t be so funny. Children die every day from cancer, It is definitely not a joke.

[–]autumnrowebaby 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I saw this before the edit. I actually cried for this kid. Mainly because I was thinking of my own boys. They are 18 and almost 13. I was thinking how blessed we are to not have to go through this like this person, and my heart was breaking for what he has had to endure at such a young age. Shame on this kid for taking something so many people have truly gone through for Reddit awards and karma. This is something real people go through every single day and it takes a truly horrible person to make this up for internet attention.

[–]bwpro2021 45 points46 points  (75 children)

I don’t see what the big deal is. Yea it’s shitty but it’s funny and exposes the stupid behavior of redditors.

It’s not like he stole from them lol. People are whining about the monetary value of all the awards...it’s not like he can cash them in for actual money or something.

I have zero sympathy for any idiot who’s ever paid money for “awards” on this site. I browse this app pretty much daily for some years now I’ll never allocate any dime I make to it though. Absolute waste. You honestly deserve to lose your money if this is how you were gonna spend it anyway.

People lie on the internet. That’s not new information.

[–]AlwaysOpenMike 7 points8 points  (8 children)

You are absolutely right. People lie on the internet. I saw this completely obvious loser, who posted about how he had bought some shoes and the store called him and said that they had given him a discount, that didn't apply to the pair he bought. Total bullshit story, and even if it was true, it couldn't interest anyone.

[–]headlessmadness 6 points7 points  (8 children)

How to get him banned?

[–]flipanflop[S] 3 points4 points  (7 children)

No point he has other accounts

[–]lalala-bitch 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ew, just ew.

[–]Blox64_120 3 points4 points  (8 children)

[–]goatpi 7 points8 points  (7 children)

haha fucker got banned

[–]Blox64_120 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Maybe, not sure that’s exactly his name, also banning him would be useless because he used an alt that was created for just that one post, nothing else