South Korea’s New Fetish: Food Porn

Welcome to the world of 'mok-bang,' where you can watch young Korean people eat their dinner. For hours.

Welcome to the world of ‘mok-bang,’ where you can watch young Korean people eat their dinner. For hours.

Welcome to the world of ‘mok-bang,’ where you can watch young Korean people eat their dinner. For hours.

Remember the one about how you’re not supposed to talk with your mouth full?

Korea didn’t get the memo.

The latest internet trend from one of the most wired places on Earth is a bizarre form of dinner porn.

It’s called “mok-bang” — a combo of the Korean words for “eating” and “broadcast” — and it’s basically that: people live-streaming themselves eating dinner.

Usually they are pretty excited about what’s on the menu.

The “mok-bang” trend really took off this fall on Afreeca TV, which is a peer-to-peer, live-streaming service in South Korea, according to the Korean gaming website, kotaku.com.

Afreeca TV differs from YouTube in that viewers pay the live-streamers, or “broadcast jockeys,” a virtual currency called Star Balloons as a way of saying thanks.

You can read more at the following sites:

GlobalPost – HuffPost – Kotaku – The Daily BeastDailyDot – Before It’s News

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