Amid concerns about a slowdown in seafood consumption due to the discharge of contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan, Tsuyang (real name Park Jeong-won), a famous mukbang (eating broadcast) YouTuber with 8.67 million subscribers, has attracted attention by presenting a series of ‘seafood mukbangs’.
On the 2nd, Tsuyang posted on YouTube, ‘The seafood market has been devastated. A video titled ‘Garak Market King Crab 8kg Mukbang’ was released. The video shows Tsuyang purchasing and eating two king crabs weighing 4.6kg and 3.1kg and about 500g of scallops. It was the equivalent of 16 servings for an average person.
Ziyang said, “It’s the biggest king crab I’ve ever seen,” and “It’s the biggest king crab ever.” He steamed and ate two king crabs. Afterwards, we ate scallops and abalone, and to finish, we cooked and ate two bowls of ramen. Ziyang, who ate one red and one brown king crab that day, said, “Actually, red is expensive and delicious, but there is not much difference (in taste) with brown. “Both are delicious,” he said.
The video received a lot of attention, recording about 820,000 views as of the morning of the 4th. It seems to have attracted even more attention as the video was posted after suffering a ‘comment attack’ on the 25th of last month for a shrimp paste and salmon paste mukbang video. In the comments토토사이트 section, opinions were mixed, with one saying, “Do we really need to do a seafood mukbang in these times?” and another, “This is a ‘patriotic mukbang.’”
Previously, Ziyang uploaded a video titled ‘Five forearm-sized King Tiger Shrimp and 2kg Salmon Sauce Mukbang’ and received a barrage of negative comments from some viewers. Rather than a simple seafood mukbang, the fact that highball drinks from Japanese liquor company Suntory Holdings were sponsored became the target of criticism. Malicious comments were posted on the video, such as “A mukbang of seafood pickled in polluted water” and “In these times, we are even promoting Japanese highballs.”
Since Japan began discharging contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant on the 24th of last month, the opposition party has continued to claim that it is ‘nuclear wastewater’. Lee Jae-myung, leader of the Democratic Party of Korea, held a press conference at the National Assembly on the 3rd, the fourth day of his fast, and said, “Forcing blind faith in nuclear contaminated water on the public is the most unscientific instigation to manipulate public opinion,” and added, “Even the Democratic Party, which is the majority party in the National Assembly, is doing its best to protect the safety of the people.” “I will do my best,” he said.
He then said, “The international community must step forward and correct Japan’s clear violation of international law,” and announced plans to send personal letters to the heads of state and government of 88 countries, including 87 parties to the London Convention (including Korea) and Angola, which only signed the London Protocol.
In relation to this, Kang Min-guk, senior spokesperson for the People Power Party, said, “I cannot help but be angry at the actions of Representative Lee and the Democratic Party, which are not enough to hinder the government and are now committing acts of ‘diplomatic self-harm.’ Science and data clearly exist, but they are ignored and only “To what extent are Representative Lee and the Democratic Party, who are willing to commit diplomatic disgrace for the sake of domestic politics, going to lower the national prestige of the Republic of Korea?” he protested.