Cameron Boyce fans call out disgusting new challenge which makes fun of his death
15 July 2019, 12:58 | Updated: 15 July 2019, 13:49
People are pretending to have epilepsy and seizures and acting out Cameron Boyce's death.
Cameron Boyce fans are rallying together on social media to stop a new challenge which is making light of his death.
On Saturday (Jul 6), Cameron's family announced that the beloved actor had died at the age of 20. Their statement read: "It is with a profoundly heavy heart that we report that this morning we lost Cameron." They also said: "He passed away in his sleep due to a seizure which was a result of an ongoing medical condition for which he was being treated." Cameron was diagnosed with epilepsy.
Following the tragic news, Cameron's friends, family and fans have taken to the internet to pay tribute to him. However, in the days since he passed away, a new viral trend titled the Cameron Boyce challenge has appeared and fans are calling it out for being horribly insensitive.
Shortly after Cameron's death, an Instagram user called @scott.sternn posted a story captioned '#cameronboycechallenge'. In it, he and a group of high school boys pretend to have epileptic seizures and die. In response, other people have shared Instagram posts with the same hashtag, either 'acting out' Cameron's death or making extremely offensive memes about it, in an attempt to go viral.
It goes without saying that this type of challenge is disgusting. Not only does it make a mockery of anyone who suffers from epilepsy but it also attempts to create humour at the expense of Cameron's death. Unsurprisingly, people are outraged and Cameron's fans have started working together to put a stop to it and report any videos which are using the hashtag.
what the fuck is wrong with people making fun of cameron boyce’s death and calling it a “challenge” the complete disrespect some of you have for human life is absolutely disgusting and i’m ashamed to breathe the same air as you WHO RAISED YOU— baby (@amxrtxnxz) July 10, 2019
i’m not going to share the video but apparently there is a “cameron boyce challenge” and ppl are pretending to have seizures for instagram and snapchat. you people are sick and i promise you the lord sees all— Mary Jane Paul (@xdianthiax) July 9, 2019
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!— ً (@aburntupfeeling) July 10, 2019
there’s a cameron boyce challenge?! apparently there’s this video of these guys pretending to have seizures what the actual fuck
The Cameron Boyce challenge is so disrespectful. Like he not only had a large number of fans but most importantly he had a whole family and a ton of close friends that you’re slapping in the face.— Cheyenne Marie (@chey_m_c) July 10, 2019
Thanks to Cameron's fans, most of the original videos have been removed from social media. Not only that but Scott Stern, who posted the original Cameron Boyce challenge video has apologised in a new video on Twitter. He states: "I just wanted to say that I'm sorry for what I did. I don't know how I bought myself to do that. I wish I could apologise to Cameron Boyce himself. I'd love to personally apologise to his family."
The challenge comes in the wake of Cameron's friend and Disney co-star Skai Jackson asking fans to stop making memes about his death. If you see any of the memes or challenges on social media, we encourage you to report them.