Mukbang has made its way into the western world and not everyone is happy about that. Mukbang is a trend in which people are eating a large amount of food in front of an online audience. The trend first started back in South Korea where natives use it as a way to fight loneliness and create the familiar feeling of eating with a companion when eating alone.
Now that the trend has made its way to the United Stated and England, it has received a bit of criticism for “encouraging overeating.” It’s not shocking that people are not happy with such a craze making its way to the U.S. as 40% of adults in the United States are considered obese. A trend like this definitely won’t help lessen those statistics.