Food ASMR YouTuber caught spitting cheese tonkatsu out on camera

By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

ASMR (autonomous sensory meridian response) videos abound on YouTube, where the aim is to trigger the pleasurable ‘brain-tingling’ response in viewers through sounds that set it off, like waves at the beach, a crackling fire, and eating.

These days, food ASMR has become so popular there are YouTubers who specialize in it, treating it like a sport that requires stamina, patience and preparation. Oh, and an abundance of food to tantalize both the viewers’ aural and visual senses.

In Japan, YouTuber Kasumi ASMR has been providing fans with plenty of food ASMR content to get their spines tingling in delight, munching on everything from McDonald’s full-moon viewing burgers through to matcha doughnuts on her channel since June last year.

Her most popular videos, however, are the ones filled with the crunchy sounds of fried food, like this one showing her demolishing a table full of deep-fried momiji dango sweets.

With over 30 million views on her channel, Kasumi is extremely popular, despite the fact that she consistently keeps herself out-of-view from the nose-up in her videos. That all changed this week, however, when an editing slip-up showed her entire face…as she turned her head to spit out a mouthful of food.

The clip above, showing Kasumi eating a whole lot of cheese tonkatsu, captures the moment when the truth behind the illusion was revealed. The scene was originally part of a video uploaded to her YouTube channel on 29 September, where it was heavily criticized in the comments section and quickly deleted after 10 minutes.

Viewers had already screen recorded the incident by then, though, sharing it online and leaving comments like:

“Such a waste of food!”

“I feel duped — I thought she ate everything like a competitive eater.”

“Sorry, I just don’t understand the appeal of ASMR videos.”

“It feels great to eat a lot but everyone has their limits.”

“So spitting ASMR has become a new genre now?”

“Surely, this couldn’t be an editing mistake — that’s not something you’d miss while editing.”

Despite the harsh criticism, which became so intense Kasumi deleted her Twitter and Instagram accounts, a new clip was uploaded to her channel just a day after the scandal, and it’s become one of her most viewed videos to date.

While we may never know whether spitgate was intentional or an honest mistake, YouTuber scandals have proved time and time again that a bit of infamy often results in more view counts, so the incident isn’t all bad news for Kasumi.

Once the furor dies down, the food ASMR enthusiast will likely return with even more viewers eager to see what she has up her sleeve for them.

Source: YouTube/ゆ via Hachima Kiko

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Never heard of AMSR videos and I probably won't think about them again.

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To each his own, but 30 million views of somebody munching on lots of food?

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I feel much smarter knowing this.

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Beyond sad. I don't know which was more disgusting, the artery-clogging crap that she's eating, or the stereophonic mastication.

30 million views prove that there are some seriously unimaginative people out there. Heaven help the rest of us who have to deal with them.

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And no mention of why she spit it out?

All the sound of other people eating does for me is irritate me.

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I swear, over half of Japanese programming falls under:



Celebrities eating food

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Never heard of AMSR videos and I probably won't think about them again.

There's some good ones. Have to look around.

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Who on earth watches these coma-inducing videos?

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@LDTM - Ain't it the truth! There's also one more category: talentless celebrities eating food.

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And no mention of why she spit it out?


the artery-clogging crap that she's eating

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