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The man behind the meme: Meet the real `Scumbag Steve`

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Imagine for a moment that a picture was taken of you. Then imagine that the picture was posted on the internet and then spread…and kept spreading.

Imagine that the internet community around the world even gave the picture of you a negative alter ego, and you were forever associated with a character that wasn't even you.

Well, meet Blake Boston. Or, as the internet-going community around the world knows him: "Scumbag Steve."

A picture of Boston was taken by his mother when he was 16 years old. It was then posted online and from there took on a life of its own.

The internet community around the world named the image "Scumbag Steve," with millions of people using the picture of Boston to tell personal stories about jerks they ran into in their personal life.

Boston wasn't pleased.

The worldwide popularity on the image, especially on the internet sharing community Reddit, has provided Boston a certain level of infamy – which he's used to help his rap career.

Boston recently shot a pilot with MTV, though he doesn't know what will come of it. Until then, he says he's going to keep taking advantage of his new alter ego, "Scumbag Steve."

And while Boston attempts to make the best out of an uncontrollably bad situation, a testament to the uncontrollable power of the internet, stop and ask yourself: when was the last time a picture of you was posted online?

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