Mukbang! [Three Claps] [Explosion] You kids know about this one? It’s been around for years, why are you making a video on this now? To end the year with a bang of course! [Explosion] In case for some reason you don’t know what “Mukbang” is… …It’s basically people shoving food in their face for 30-40 minutes. It’s like a- “ASMR” but fckin repulsive. [Laughs] [Food-induced Orgasm] Apparently the trend of “Mukbang” comes from Korea! That’s right – the Korean word for exactly what it sounds like! [Laughs] Good joke! So this trend started in Korea. Let’s check out some Korean “Mukbang”. I get it now! That’s super interesting! Why is that man eating a [Chuckle] “Hershey’s” chocolate bar with chopsticks? Because it’s a “Mukbang” of course! I think the reason why “Mukbangs” are so popular is because the thumbnails just look insane. You just look at that and you’re like “There’s no way in hell they’re gonna actually eat that.” “That’s just not happening.” And then you click and watch it and you realise “Yeah, no they don’t!” [Chuckle] Apparently a-according to a “Mukbang” channel “Koran society has a tradition of eating together but this culture is now slowly dying away due to the increase in one-person households. Now, people are starting to have the desire to eat with someone, and internet broadcasters are now solving this problem.” Thank you internet broadcasters, Very cool! I can’t really be too harsh, it’s kinda similar to gameplay. People criticised that when that was new, saying “Why don’t you just play the game yourself, huh? Why don’t you just eat the food yourself, huh?” It’s fun to share the experience with others, I do get that. Combine that with long videos and really “interesting” thumbnails and bam, you’ve got yourself a concept that works on YouTube! Good job everyone! But there’s something about the content that I-I just don’t get it, ok? I feel old, what can I say? I don’t get it. I don’t get it at all. [Chuckle] Is it a kink thing? If someone just went out and said “Hey, you know what? It’s a kink.”, I’d be like alright fine. You know what, you-you’re weird, but whatever. I’m sorry but watching this guy eat a “Hershey’s” chocolate bar with chopsticks is just not doing it for me. I’m not getting those ASMR “tingles”. [Chuckles] I don’t know if it’s just me, but I can’t stand– Personally, I can’t stand the sound of slurping, Smacking… or whatever it is. Just eating on camera in general is just something that I try to avoid because it’s so goddamn disgusting. I read somewhere it’s a genetic thing, I don’t know if that’s true or not. Uh, but you are more sensitive to hearing those noises – you don’t wanna hear them. I definitely have that gene, ok. I can’t stand it, it’s fcking gross. And apparently they’re aware of it “If you don’t like my eating sound, my “smacking”, slurping” uh, “simply do not like me, do yourself a favor and don’t watch” I guess they’re used to this criticism. “I am watching this because we don’t have food at home.” [Laughs] I was just– I was gonna just ask: Do people not have food, is that what the problem is? Well I guess that’s it then, ok, problem solved. It’s kinda like watching a train, wreck you know. I don’t like it, but I’m still gonna watch it. Now apparently in South Korea, the government is cracking down on these “Mukbang” videos. Because of the obesity increase in the last few years. Apparently obesity has increased from 2007 it was 31% to 34.8% in 2016 In 1998 it was down at 26%. So, now they’re gonna develop guidelines, for these Mukbang videos, To uhh, crack down on them. Whatever that means. Now, I’m not for government censoring, or cracking down on videos, I think that’s a bad move in general And a lot of Mukbang channels are saying the same thing, that this really won’t affect much And I probably tend to agree with them, But then again, you have a mother saying, that “Their child tried to stuff down as much food As the Mukbang streamer he was watching”. [Chuckle] You have this trend, that’s foreign, it’s a Korean thing. But then, the Americans came And appropriated the culture And oh boiiiiiii
It ain’t pretty.
[Chuckle] You have something that’s already gross in a different country, It’s not gonna become less gross when Americans take over it. Mhmm. Now I don’t know about you guys, but I like watching Mukbang videos for their insightful commentary. [Background noise and eating sounds] Mhmmm [Laughing]
Okay, alright… Remember when people said that people playing video games for a living requires not talent? I remember [Laughing]
What the hell is this then, okay? So, if I’m so grossed out by this, If I’m so repulsed by