A Chinese foodie with. a large appetite that does live-streamed video content says that he has been banned from a buffet restaurant for eating too much. This topic has caused a lot of controversy and debate with people around the globe.
The food loving man, known only as Mr. Kang, told a media outlet called Hunan TV that he was banned from the Handadi Seafood BBQ Buffet in city called Changsha in China after multiple different visits.
He ate more than 3lbs of pork trotters during his first visit and 7lbs to 9lbs of prawns on another visit, he said.
Mr. Kang mentioned that the all-you-can-eat restaurant is “discriminatory” towards people who can eat a lot.
“I can eat a lot. Is that a fault?” he said, adding that he usually never wastes any of the food.
However, the owner of the restaurant told the same reporter that Mr. Kang was making him lose money.
“Every time he comes here, I lose a few hundred yuan,” the owner said.
“Even when he drinks soy milk, he can finish around 20 or 30 bottles. When he eats the pork trotters, he consumes an entire tray of them. And for prawns, people usually use tongs to pick them up, but he uses a tray to take them all.”
The restaurant owner also mentioned that moving forward, he is banning all foodies who live-stream from the restaurant.
The story is trending all over social media in China and has racked up more than 250 million views on Weibo, with a wide-range of opinions.
Many people are outraged and have said that the restaurant should end it’s all-you-can-eat policy if they can’t afford it, while others felt sorry for the restaurant owner.
Last year the Chinese government started cracking down on food eating influencers, and such videos may be banned altogether in the country.
It came after China’s President Xi Jinping called on people to “fight against food waste” amid rising concerns over food shortages.