Parents Allegedly Forcing Daughter to Perform EATING SHOWS for Money

Parents Allegedly Forcing Daughter to Perform EATING SHOWS for Money

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The parents of a three-year-old kid in China have been receiving a slew of criticisms online. They are being accused of forcing their little daughter to perform eating shows to earn money.

British newspaper The Daily Mail said the videos show the little girl, nicknamed Pei Qi, sitting in front of the camera. She appears to be heavily overweight as she devours large portions of dumplings, noodles or cake.

The footages have sparked heated discussions on Chinese social media.

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Screenshots suggest that Pei Qi’s mother has been uploading videos of her daughter since 2018. The videos are on Xigua Video, a Chinese streaming platform.

Netizens slammed her parents for abusing their daughter and using the little kid as a “cash cow.”

Many of Pei Qi’s videos have gone viral, including one that amassed more than 550,000 views.

The clips were akin to Mukbang, a popular online phenomenon. It originated in South Korea and loosely translated as ‘eating broadcast’.

The Chinese government has started cracking down on such videos. It all began with a comment by President Xi Jinping, who called on everyone to “fight against food waste”.

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