A new trend is catching on in South Korea - watching people eat food on webcam. A young woman called Diva is apparently pushing the craze forward, garnering thousands of viewers through the streaming platform AfreecaTV simply for sitting there in a baggy t-shirt and eating a variety of food. Watchers can also ask Diva questions, such as how the dish tastes or how expensive it was. Many might put this trend, called mok-bang (or eating room) down to some sort of sexual fetish, but apparently not. The current theory is that many South Koreans just feel lonely and want to relax after their long working hours. Eating alone in South Korea is also seen as a bit of a taboo, so this gives them the comfort of eating together and lessens the feeling of isolation. Mok bang stars like Diva are already able to make good money from the trend as well, taking home up to $9,000 USD per month. Most of this income comes from the viewers who can purchase tokens of appreciation called star balloons. What do you reckon? Can you see this taking off worldwide?
Dream job. I would definitely watch people eating, because laziness and geography prevent me from eating these foods as much as I want to. Reminds me of the grown up version of this, which I also love: