Ligma first started as a death hoax by Instagram User ninja_hater trying to see how big of a reaction he could get. It is also a joke because when someone asks what ligma is you say ligma balls and ligma is a part of another joke ‘Bofa/Both of’ and ‘Sugandese/ suck on these’. But it became a fictional disease and people said that fortnite streamers are exposed to it. Some videos have also been paired with the meme “Ladies and Gentlemen, We got em”.
It has mostly targeted Ninja, with people saying that he died of ligma when people ask what is ligma they don’t know that they are about to get pranked. There are a few different word plays like that such as ligma, bofa, sugma, sugandese. The meme is dead and not used as much as it once was.