On our Radar: Mok Bang
Recently came across this article via Kokatu about “Mok Bang” -
…a mash up of the Korean words for “eating” and “broadcast.” Earlier this year, people online in South Korea were streaming themselves stuffing their faces at dinner…One of the most popular mok-bang broadcast jockeys is known as The Diva. By day, she works at a consulting agency. By night? She eats. A lot. The Diva streams daily starting between 8pm and 9pm, with her broadcasts going on for hours…Usually, The Diva eats for about two hours each night. She says she’s put on about twenty pounds from doing the mok-bang—something she doesn’t seem too fussed about. And since there were rumors that she was upchucking her meal—that her huge appetite was simply a stunt—she usually sticks around to chat on her stream for a couple hours after eating. This probably also helps with digestion. But this also means The Diva ends up streaming over four hours on a nightly basis to thousands of viewers.
Do you think this perpetuates that stereotype that Asians can eat whatever they want and not gain weight?
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