TRANSCRIPT FOR THE INTERVIEW WITH EIGHT (8) KOREAN STUDENTS AND A PSYCHOLOGIST IN ENDERUN COLLEGES
1 and 2. Young and Jun - They watch Mukbang to feel SATISFIED - They think BOTH male female do Mukbang
3. Jean park - Does not watch Mukbang; knows someone who does - Thinks people watch when they want to eat - There are lots of Korean people that are single and lonely, that's why it originated in Korea - They eat mostly Korean food
Q: Is Mukbang a problem in Korea? A: People she know who do Mukbang works-outs a lot.
4. Youmee - Watches Mukbang
Q: What do you think when you watch? A: Want to try the food and be hungry
Q: Why you think mukbang originated in korea? A: Koreans delivers their CULTURE for it to be wider and famous. Koreans do Mukbang a lot to share their culture and food to the world
Q: Why most bjs are girls? A: Guys like pretty girls- girls look pretty
Q: Do you think its a problem in Korea? A: The trend now is people to eat alone they prefer delivery food than going out because it is more comfortable
5. Justin - TV show mostly eating a lot to show audience food for them to be SATISFIED
Q: Why a lot of people watch Mukbang? A: People cannot eat at night so they just watch Mukbang to be satisfied
Q: Why do you think most BJs are girls ? A: Because it is a “woman” there beautiful woman in TV shows and feels like you are talking to a beautiful woman even though you are not related to her.
Q: Is it a problem in Korea? A: Not a big problem because there is a big opportunity to share to the viewers the famous Korean food - Basically sharing the Korean food culture.
6. Andrew - Disagrees about Mukbang because of the sound while they eat- not pleasing
Q: Why originated in Korea and famous? A: For Korea students they need to study in school very late till 10 they do not have much time to eat so they watch mukbang to feel SATISFIED
Q: Why most BJs are girls? A: To change how the world think of females eating a lot
Q: Is it a problem in Korea? A: Sometimes
7. Blaire - Mukbang is interesting and new because other countries don’t have it year mostly Asian countries especially Korea
Q: Why originated in Korea? A: They watch Mukbang cause of diet
Q: Why most BJs are female? A: Girls go on a diet than guys in Korea
Q: Is it a problem? A: It is a millennial thing so nothing bad about it.
8. Lee - Does not like Mukbang because for him BJs do Mukbang just to earn money.
Q: Is it a good thing or bad thing for Koreans? A: Many Koreans watch mukbang because the BJs are beautiful and handsome
Doc Francis (Psychologist)
Q: In a psychological perspective, why do you think there are more girls who do Mukbangs than men? A: Females are the one who experiment more in food or variety of food. Food is more of a catalyst for socializing unlike for guys its more like catalyst for socializing is drinking but women are more experimental with eating this and that and it gives them in a way a status symbol like for example with what they eat. Anything that is new is a subject of being experimented on to see. If its good or if its not. Woman talk a lot than men. Woman can be an advertiser.