2023 Author: Gabrielle Mercer | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-21 12:25
The South Korean Park Seo-yeon broadcasts her lavish dinner live on the Internet every day and thousands of people watch her.
Park Seo-yeon is 34 years old, lives in Seoul and makes a living eating in front of a camera. While she is plastering her night time, thousands of people watch her live on the Internet: "Mok-bang" is the name of this phenomenon and is made up of the Korean words for "food" and "broadcast".
Because "The Diva", as Park calls itself online, is not the only "food porn" show in South Korea. The trend of gastronomic voyeurism has developed extremely strongly in the last few months in the country with the highest increase in the number of single households. Thanks to those shows in which you actually watch complete strangers eating, singles do not have to eat alone in the evening and are welcomed into a virtual community.
In addition, many people seem to find vicarious pleasure in devouring incredible amounts of delicious food. This is also part of the phenomenon: Park - like many of her colleagues - eats several thousand calories per session. According to the culinary diva, many viewers are particularly enthusiastic about it, because they themselves have to go without a diet, for example, and find a certain substitute satisfaction in excessive foreign enjoyment.
Park broadcasts up to 3 hours a day and earns almost 7,000 euros per month thanks to advertising and "donations" that the audience can submit. She has since quit her regular job and now I only devote to her feeding orgies, which she regularly shares with thousands of hungry or lonely people out there.