Mukbang is an online audiovisual broadcast in which a host eats large amounts of foods while interacting with their audience. 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.
In each broadcast, a host will often interact with their viewers through online chatrooms or by making up fake stories about their boring lives. With the rising popularity of these eating shows, hosts have found lucrative ways of benefiting from the online show. Many hosts generate revenue through mukbang, by accepting donations or partnering with advertising networks.
Mukbang will be the doom our society. People start sitting at home eating at the screen and watching mukbang videos because "they're lonely". This is sad! Get out there and find someone to shove food in your mouths with.
It's not just that they're eating. It's taken to another level where they put huge portions of food because people on a diet can "live their fantasies", goodness gracious me!
And now with the rise of "asmr" they're pushing the sounds they make to the next level. I had the unfortunate experience to sit through a video of a skinny asian slurping fried chicken.
This is just beyond. Sign it please!
The Ban Mukbang Videos petition to youtube was written by Eddy Turr and is in the category Culture at GoPetition.