Have you ever been punished for eating too much? A Chinese food live streamer claimed that he has been banned from a restaurant for doing just that.
According to a BBC report ,Known as Mr Kang, the man told Hunan TV that he was blacklisted from Handadi Seafood BBQ Buffet in China’s Changsha city after a string of binges.
Mr Kang reportedly ate 1.5kg of pork trotters when he visited the restaurant the first time, and 3.5kg to 4kg of prawns during another visit.
The live streamer claimed that the restaurant is “discriminatory” against people who can eat huge quantities. “I can eat a lot is that a fault?” Mr Kang told Hunan TV, pointing out that he didn’t waste any food item.
The restaurant owner, however, said that Mr Kang causes him to lose “a few hundred yuan” each time he goes to the venue. He further stated that the live-streamer can drink 20 or 30 bottles of soy milk and consumes an entire plate of pork trotters. “And for prawns, usually people use tongs to pick them up, he uses a tray to take them all,” he added.
Meanwhile, the news of Mr Kang getting blacklisted from the Handadi Buffet has garnered over 250 million views on Weibo one of China’s biggest micro-blogging sites. There, however, have been mixed reactions to the story with some viewers saying that the restaurant should not be an all you can eat place if the owner cannot afford it, while others feeling bad for Mr Kang.
The Chinese government has lately been clamping down on eating influencers, with President Xi Jinping emphasising on fighting against “food waste” as its crisis remains an increasing concern for the world’s most populous country.
According to a BBC report, following President Jinping’s message on food waste, social-media companies commenced taking action against eating influencers. Now, people searching for keywords such as ‘eating livestream’ or ‘eating slow’ are being shown warning notices.