Do you have food and a webcam? Well, you could be a star right from home, and you didn’t even know it!
A new fad has emerged: watching live streams of people eating food. Unlike live streams of video game playing, or even cooking food, live streams of professional eating can make you up to $10,000 USD a month!
A famed Korean food eater, going by her stage-name (eating-name?) Diva, garners millions of streams on her videos and has turned it into a profitable career. The feeds started popping up lately on Twitch.tv. Twitch.tv had to release a few by laws and rules in their FAQs section as some eaters were taking things a bit too far — like eating feces and cat vomit. One such rule contends that eaters must refrain from “eating items or food not meant for human consumption, such as pet food, toxic substances, bodily fluids, refuse, or inedible objects.” Thank you, Twitch!
While this is a new-ish trend to break into the subculture of the Internet, artist Andy Warhol could be to blame for this trend. Back in 1982, Warhol was seen eating a cheesburger for Jørgen Leth’s film, “66 Scenes in America”. so maybe Andy is the one to blame!
And now, Andy Warhol eating a cheeseburger…