my DISTASTE (pun intended) for Mukkbang and FOOD asmr
It’s all very very very simple for me, and I have to share this.
My thoughts and feelings to it- simple, but here is my explanation.
I HATE mukkbang and food asmr.
Mukkbang: people who eat food 🍱 in large portions and consider it an asmr without calling it asmr. It’s more visual and audio is secondary.
food asmr: can “help” with studying or sleeping; used for calming effect(s), and involves the exaggerated or enhanced sounds of food chewing/consumption.
I hate them both.
All I ever see are people who are OVEREATING to “pleased” their viewers and targeted audience.
They honestly should change the name to “overeating for your enjoyment.”
Why is this soooo toxic?
A person ate 40 pounds of seafood- A.K.A
Wildlife and stuffed herself.
MEANWHILE- I. KNOW.
That there is a CHILD and a person- man or woman LESS FORTUNATE- who CANNOT even get one single, solitary shrimp… 🦐
The lady had lobster, octopi (As in … PLURAL), and much more.
Other Asians (god bless them) have eaten loads of this and one American guy ate tons of food from McDonald’s while some homeless person somewhere in America only rarely gets treated to a McDonald’s meal by some Good Samaritan.
Back to the Asians who do this- I used to feel neutral to them because I know they are not always at advantages with their countries’ policies. Many are below poverty level.
Despite this, I also know that those people in the videos had access (before my very eyes) to TONS of food and they were dressed well. I was viewing their video on social media- meaning they have their followers and support. They are not POOR people from third world countries- so I had to trash the stereotype 🗑.
Some of the Asian ladies were petite… and I just kept thinking… they can’t finish that… that’s self-torture.
Meanwhile, let’s move on to FOOD ASMR-
I have seen FAT American women (I won’t put it politely) eating “cute” and glam foods.
I swear if I see a mukkbang or food asmr with caviar I’m goi my to reboot my whole mind and just- just… I need sanity..
This is so terribly cruel.
A while ago I had seen a guy’s social page of him and his mom being homeless (having just a phone and car to sleep in I believe)? Or they eventually got a car, but both were working and trying to get off the street. Before he was working and his mom was looking for work, he had little food. Even with the job he newly had- he was making “creative” meals out of all sorts of gas station snacks and microwaveables..
making a pack of sandwich meat last for a whole week for his lunch and such.
To me? He was a hero. He gained some popularity; they got a car, and I think he even got close to buying a house. I don’t have that social media anymore and couldn’t bear to watch (too intense), but I DO KNOW- that he was optimistic, and still trying, and not alone. He had his group of followers, growing by the day, and his mom as a extra pillar of support.
I was happy for him…
but what if people LIKE him see these other stupid mukkbang and food asmr artists stuffing their faces, and show up in these peoples’ social feeds? (Terrible pun not intended 🙄).
It breaks my heart. Yes- be artists on socials- make a life for yourself… but stop abusing your bodies and being heartless or inconsiderate for the less fortunate who are out there- and don’t see the food these “artists” purchase, and those less fortunate who are cursed to see such blasphemous work.
There has got to be a better way. I always cringe, when I watch those… pop-ups, and I quickly take them off.
The times I was SO confused and watched them, I got hungry.. for a snack.
It will only make people eat. Eat when they shouldn’t. And others be reminded they are starving, homeless, or poor.
I find it terribly disrespectful.
Once I shared my opinion on a site and someone literally had the nerve to argue with me in defense for these trends… I was in disbelief of how this world could be.
Why can’t someone pay to feed hungry kids and adults, and record them eating ravenously and call THAT mukkbang? Because they can USE THE CALORIES!!!!
smh 🤦♀️ anyways
this is my distaste for these appalling uses for fame.
And now… as I try not to cry:
This needs to stop.. 😐 and if it should very well keep going. SOMETHING needs to be done to balance the playing field.. so innocent children and unfortunate men and women do not have to suffer from starvation or overdoses because they can’t get access to food or make ends meet.
It’s not fair to THEM, and I hear them louder than any munching sound on a stupid asmr video.
(All images sourced from Google)