- Jun 23, 2020
A couple days ago I came across a YouTuber who clearly suffers from obesity. Her whole channel revolves merely around her mukbanging fast food and destroying herself further. She seems to be choosing her thumbnails very carefully to draw more attention and shock to the amount of food she consumes. As I read through her comments many people seem to be enjoying her content and encouraging her toxic destructive behavior. They even engage in arguments with other commenters who merely seem to be expressing concerns about her health and well being. I personally think she seems like a nice lady with a big heart but my god how sad it is to watch her do this to herself for other people’s shock and entertainment. I know this might be her income but it really made me feel sad and depressed to watch her deep down in the dumps eating herself to death. She doesn’t seem to have anyone in her life who cares enough to encourage her to get the help she desperately needs. I commented spontaneously and irrationally and asked her if she has anyone in her life to help her and the backlash I received is insane “not of your business” “If you don’t like it don’t watch” etc she eventually responded to me and told me her family is dead and she gave birth to 2 sons that were adopted by their grandparents. She said they barely know her and she didn’t have any contact with them. That made me more sad for her but what infuriates more is the enablers who encourage her. Now I myself have struggled with other forms of self harm but what’s really toxic about this is her putting it out for everyone to see especially vulnerable young people. I saw a young girl comment about how she inspires her to eat more since she believed she had an eating disorder and can go a whole day without eating. Now that’s fucked up. I genuinely believed this: if you choose to harm yourself I’m not judging you just do it in a way that doesn’t harm others.