How Koreans Become Stars Through Their Love Of Food
Mukbang — literal translation eating show» — originates from South Korea. The reactions ranged from awe to horror, but one thing was for sure: YouTubers were ridiculously interested in mukbang (the original Fine Brothers video, as of this writing, has amassed 6.38 million views on the digital video platform). I told my YouTube subscribers I would make thirty mukbang videos in thirty days, but I think that may be too many, so I will only do a mukbang every other day.
In South Korea, mukbang is a way for broadcast jockeys» to directly connect with their viewers. You can literally hear every bite, every chew that breaks down the rice cakes, every sniffle she makes as she tries to stop the sinus-relieving effects of the insanely spicy foods she’s eating.
Those among us who loathe listening to their dinner guests chew may struggle to find mukbang’s appeal, but some people actually seek out these videos to provoke an ASMR, or autonomous sensory motor response, which is described as a brain tingle» by its proponents.
Mukbang-Is where a YouTuber sits in front of a camera and eats and talks about there lives. About Youtuber Stephine Soo is a Korean youtuber who makes videos on mukbang and storytimes. Several channels on Youtube and other streaming services are entirely dedicated to Mukbang, gaining millions of views daily.
On April 2nd, the Fine Bros released a video titled «YOUTUBERS REACT TO MUKBANG (Eating Shows)» (shown below, left). I worry about the people who make these videos because it’s very unhealthy,» she says. It’s now all about eating huge amounts of fast food in the grossest way possible.
A study by Cancer Research UK showed that watching one extra junk food advertisement a week could equal to children consume an additional 18,000 calories a year in the study that involved more than 3,300 children and teenagers. For years, people have been heading to YouTube to spend upwards of 60 minutes at a time to watch strangers consume 4,000 or more calories in one sitting.
Mukbang is a video trend that started on South Korean streaming site afreecaTV around 2009. Mukbang culture was initiated by South Koreans and the word ‘mukbang’ itself is a Korean word, which means ‘eat and broadcast’. One of the most popular mukbang BJs is a middle school-aged boy calling himself BJ Patoo ; he devotes an episode to eating five packets of ramen, all cooked together in one pot.
The trend originated in South Korea around 2010 on YouTube and has since taken off globally. Self-employed si Manuel at, aniya, nagsimula ang kaniyang hilig sa mukbang nang makapanood siya ng isang Korean drama kung saan laging kumakain ang mga artista. For a Mukbang host to convert their videos into ASMR videos, all that is needed is to add a high-quality microphone.
In a mukbang video, a person simply sits and eats a large quantity of food on camera, while interacting with their audience. In Korea, many fans watch peopleÂ eat in real time: Korean BJs broadcast their meals onÂ AfreecaTV , whereÂ live comments stream down the side of the frameÂ and viewers can respond with balloon tokens, giving small micro payments to their hosts.