Government looks for ways to regulate mukbangs with 'obesity tax'

Article: "Don't touch the mukbang industry" vs "We need a Korean obesity tax"... hot debate

Source: Money Today via Nate

The Ministry of Health and Welfare set up a new department that will be regulating the mukbang industry due to its promotion of binging and obesity. One of the regulations that were brought up is an 'obesity tax', which was met by staunch criticism from the community.

1. [+2,009, -259] Our government must be in need of a lot of money seeing as how they're trying to find all different ways to get more taxes out of us...

2. [+1,584, -164] Pathetic that this was the best idea that they could come up with

3. [+1,548, -157] Mukbang regulations? Are they kidding me? This has to be the most ridiculous thing ever

4. [+97, -2] How many people actually sit at home and order three plates of jokbal all on their own like Banzz? People watch mukbangs for vicarious pleasure. Do you think all mukbang viewers are fatsos or something? Where exactly is the logic coming from that mukbangs are contributing to the obesity rate??

5. [+92, -0] Why should anyone have to pay an obesity tax? That's basically ripping their money out of their hands

6. [+71, -1] Obesity tax ㅋ

7. [+32, -13] But isn't it fact that these mukbangers are going to grow old and acquire all sorts of health issues that are going to increase the cost of health insurance? That's why we have to regulate them

8. [+28, -0] Just seems like a pathetic ploy to get more taxes out of us

9. [+28, -2] We're not stupid enough to follow along with these mukbangs. It's usually people on a diet who watch mukbangs for the vicarious pleasure and some who watch for more ideas... We live in a society with some of the strictest beauty and diet standards in the world. We don't need mukbang regulation...

10. [+17, -2] Hul~ obesity tax... I bet you they'll come out with a 'solo tax' soon and claim it's because of the low birth rates ㅋㅋㅋㅋ