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I have been binge watching mukbangs. What are they? Go to YouTube and search. They’re eating channels, with a twist. I watch mainly for the different types of food. I’ve been watching those from Korea because I like to see what types of foods there are (I love Korean food). I sometimes read the comments, and boy, are there ignorant ones. There are also many rude comments, and very intolerant behaviour. Is it just YouTube culture in general? Or when you get some hate online, then it means you’ve made it?

 

I actually do wonder why those people feel the need to make negative comments on something so basic like eating. They’d complain about the way those people eat, the way they slurp their noodles and just making eating sounds in general. I might think it’s the mic that picks up on every single sound, but some people actually watch FOR those sounds. In some cultures, you slurp your noodles to compliment the chef. It’s not all of Asia, and I think it’s more of a Japanese / Korean culture. Some Chinese do it too. But it’s really a personal thing, because not everyone slurps and smack their lips, etc. Some find it rude, some find it OK.

 

What do you think of these rude comments? Or negative comments in general? I don’t mind it if those comments actually give constructive criticism in a polite way, but some are like “why do you smack your lips when you eat? That’s so disgusting!” My reaction is usually, don’t effing watch it then! Why do you need to leave a comment like that? Everything’s the same online isn’t it? If you don’t like it, don’t read it. Don’t watch it. It’s just the internet. Just go offline! I don’t know. Maybe it’s because I’m the sort of person who avoid confrontations. I don’t like to be offensive which I think is rude and those dudes use freedom of speech as an excuse for trolling.

 

How do you feel about this? LOL I’m on a mukbang kick because I’m weird like that. Honestly, I quite like those eating sounds, slurping and smacking, because they just make those food look so friggin delicious. HOWEVER (and this is a big disclosure), I teach my kids to eat quietly. I am a quiet eater myself. My father in law is a loud eater. And my husband eats quite fast. They’re enjoying their food though, isn’t it what matters?

 

Would you tell your husband to change? In a quiet restaurant, I do remind him to eat slower and without any sound but when we’re in a Chinese restaurant where most people eat loudly anyway, and at home, he can do whatever he wants.

 

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  • I feel the same way as you, I would never post anything offensive or insulting towards anyone. I can’t imagine why you’d ever want to do that, but sadly I see them on YouTube videos daily.. It’s horrible! I always try to remember that this is probably because these haters aren’t feeling good in real life & try to be in control over everything online in this mean way. Hopefully a more positive trend is on its way!

    • Lily

      I guess we can only hope. And I don’t want to be pessimistic, but I don’t think that’ll happen soon. The thing is, some trolls do it just for fun!

  • I knowww! Esp on Youtube! Negative comments are everywhere.
    These people have too much time on their hands. xx

    • Lily

      Right? Maybe they feel like they couldn’t confront people in real life, so they get all aggressive behind the computer.

  • Bex Miller

    I totally agree, constructive criticism can be a wonderful and useful thing but purely ‘this is stupid/ugly/awful’ just seems pointless and upsetting for the poster! Someone on Facebook the other day was saying they didn’t care a celebrity was dead, and I just thought how is that nice or necessary to post?! Got on my nerves a bit lol xx

    • Lily

      Oh, recent celebrity deaths broke my heart. David Bowie, Prince, Alan Rickman… sob sob!

  • I’ve never heard of mukbangs lol but I’ll look it up. Yeah I can’t understand why people can be so negative and mean, I think the same, if you don’t like it don’t watch/read it. Just put in my email for the giveaway, good luck to me! hehe… xx

    • Lily

      Good luck Sofia! And if you find mukbang weird, don’t judge me. HAHAHAHA!

  • Have you heard of Jackie Aina? She is an amazing beauty YouTuber with a focus on makeup but her viral videos are the funny videos she does. She has done two videos called “Trends We’re Ditching” and another video called “What is Strobing”. So hilarious! You ought to check out if you haven’t already…
    Owh, Lily, if a YouTube channel has subscribers in the thousands, the hate comments are almost inevitable! Those effing Internet trolls are all over the place! Sometimes they just go around handing out thumbs downs…

    • Lily

      Oh, I have to check out her channel 🙂 I don’t really watch a lot of makeup channels anymore though. They’re all same old same old. And yeah, I think I know what you mean. They’re called trolls for a reason eh?

  • Yeah I dot get people who feel the need to be so mean and negative with comments! It’s so weird. I have to look for these mukbang videos haha-I’m so BORED with YT lately!

    • Lily

      OMG mukbangs are so weird! I still watch it though. I like Keemi because she speaks in English for one, and she actually cooks her food (mostly Korean). So, I can try the recipe myself. That girl can eat though.

  • I don’t get it either, Lily, what happened to ‘if you have nothing nice to say then don’t say anything at all?’. But obviously there are too many people who are more than happy to impart with their so called ‘wisdom’ whenever they are on a keyboard. It’s also the reason why I will never hop on the YouTube bandwagon, my self esteem and mental health wouldn’t be able to deal with it. LOL!

    Thank you so much for another giveaway, Lily! Fingers crossed! xx

    • Lily

      Here, you’d get people saying “their parents didn’t teach them manners”. LOL! Yeah, I was thinking about doing videos, but it’s a whole new ballgame for sure. Good luck to you Shireen!

  • I just saw one Mukbang on YT. A guy is eating 5 pcs of Korean Ramen! I am so gonna have it tonight! LOL.

    I agree with you, if we don’t like it, don’t read/watch it. That simple. But mean people do exist. So I don’t really care about them.

    • Lily

      I know right? Those mukbangs make you want to EAT all those things!! Doesn’t help when you’re pregnant and craving foods right Yunie? Hahahaha!

  • Bugs

    I believe some ppl think that it’s “cool” to comment badly, or to show that he himself has higher standard… Haih !

    • Lily

      Really? And in doing so they’re actually showing ppl how uncool and uncouth they really are. How ironic. Lol!