Why people are quitting their jobs to livestream themselves eating

Find out how they're getting rich, and the dark side of this peculiar business

Stars Insider

30/06/20 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Curiosity

Would you watch a stranger binge eat on a livestream? Would you pay for it? If your answer is yes, you would hardly be the first! People around the world have been enjoying this phenomenon for years now.

Mukbang (also called meokbang) started in South Korea and translates to "broadcasting eating," and many of the top stars are earning so much money that they don't have to work regular jobs. They record themselves feasting on meals, and audiences are eating it up. But what is so attractive about it, and what are the dark effects it brings with it? Click through to find out.

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