I have evidently been living under a rock lately. Did you know there was such a thing as Mukbang?
Here’s the Wikipedia definition: Mukbang [mʌk̚.p͈aŋ] is an online audiovisual broadcast in which a host eats large amounts of foods while interacting with their audience. Usually done through an internet webcast, mukbang became popular in South Korea in the 2010s. Foods ranging from pizza to noodles are consumed in front of a camera for an internet audience.
Y’all, there are loads and loads and loads of these type of videos on YouTube and normally they’re from morbidly obese women. I wasted too many hours last week watching in absolute horror.
What do you think? Have you seen any of those videos?
My opinion? This is normalizing obesity in my humble opinion, which is like normalizing heroin addiction. As someone who has struggled with being overweight all my life I don’t think it’s a good trend. I think it’s monetizing self-destructive behavior.
What do you think?