I am breaking my tradition of only posting one article on the weekends……. but this one is too disgusting to pass up….
As usual the weekend brings my granddaughter to the house where we talk, discuss and play games…..she is a sharp 12 year old….she is working on a game and is always surfing the ‘net looking for ideas…..
I have a reader of IST that truly hates anything internet……I can understand some of the disgust…like the cinnamon challenge from a year ago….it is where you try to eat a tablespoon of cinnamon and film the results….or there are some places where you can watch others play video games…..but she found on that even I went….WTF?
Warning: This story is not for the squeamish. We mean it. New York Magazine has a fascinating—if occasionally far too descriptive—profile on Dr. Sandra Lee, better known among so-called “popaholics” on the Internet as Dr. Pimple Popper. Lee, an otherwise typical Southern California dermatologist, accidentally stumbled upon a culture of people who enjoy watching pimples, blackheads, and other fluid-filled things pop when she started an Instagram account two years ago. Now, thanks to her dedicated popaholics, she’s topping 900,000 followers on Instagram and 850,000 subscribers on YouTube. Lee says her viewers get satisfaction out of the unpredictable payoff of a good pop. “It’s like gambling,” she says. “You never know when you’re going to hit a big one.”
So what compels nearly 7 million people to watch Lee remove a whole mess of blackheads from an 80-year-old man’s nose? “Some fans reported that their mouths inexplicably watered when they saw a particularly juicy pop; others claimed that they found the videos so soothing that they used them as a sleep aid,” New York Magazine explains. Whatever the reasons, it’s become a lucrative side gig for Lee. She’s selling Dr. Pimple Popper merchandise and could potentially make hundreds of thousands off her YouTube page this year. Lee is even starting to cater to the “hardcore” popaholics, moving beyond pimples to “cysts, abscesses, and fatty tumors.” Though there is one part of the extraction experience she’ll never be able to replicate for them: the “pungent cheese” smell. Read the full story here, if your stomach can handle it.
Okay I see where my reader gets his disdain…..and just how damn pathetic is it that it is something people want to view…..
Even my 12 year old granddaughter thinks is beyond the pale……