YouTuber defends eating 5,000 calories a day in mukbang diet to shocked Phillip Schofield on This Morning: ‘It’s not sexual’
Nov. 07, 2019
A YouTuber defended herself and her mukbang videos today on This Morning , telling hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby there was nothing sexual about her eating vast meals on camera.
Charna Roley’s videos of her eating takeaway food – where she eats around 5,000 calories in one sitting – have gained up to 50,000 views on YouTube.
She appeared on ITV’s flagship daytime show as one of the first British vloggers to blow up with mukbang, a concept that originated in Korea which sees people filming themselves eating massive portions of takeaway food, such as Chinese and pizza.
But the concerned co-hosts wanted to delve a bit deeper into Charna’s videos, for which she’s spent £1,000 on takeaway food.
‘How much do people love it?’ Holly asked. ‘Some people say people love it as far as…it’s quite a sexual thing.’
‘Some people have asked if it’s a [sexual thing], but I’ve never got any comments insinuating it’s a sexual thing,’ the 22 year old told her. ‘It’s more of a, “You make me so hungry, I really want to eat this food as well.”‘
Well, we can guarantee one person who won’t be tuning into a mukbang anytime soon is Schofe himself, who told Charna point blank that he would ‘never watch’ her videos.
‘I cannot stand people who chew with their mouths open,’ he admitted. ‘It would drive me crazy.’
Tell us how you really feel, Phil!
If you’re a bit confused as to what mukbang is, we have the essential guide to the Youtube craze here – and how Charna is aiming to become its first UK star.
Before her appearance on This Morning, the YouTuber hit the headlines when she admitted that she had quit her job in order to pursue filming the eating videos full-time.
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