When I was a kid, I thought that by 2020, we’d have flying cars. Or at least those cards in Harry Potter that had moving figures. What we have 10 months away from the next decade instead, are internet fads that make you sit up and wonder if evolution is perhaps just a myth we’ve been fed, and we’re actually moving backward as a species?
Among Instagram’s vast number of social media influencers, food bloggers, and tik tok stars, there exists a profile of a woman who smashes her face into bread for fun. Her unique talent has got her 195k followers, and several features by publications such as The New York Times, Business Line, Buzzfeed, Vice, etc.
‘Bread face’ does not reveal her true identity, but according to reports, the 29-year old woman is based out of Brooklyn and is a copywriter by day. She has been smashing her face for more than three years now, to the puzzle and amusement of one and all.
"It was just supposed to be something that could make someone laugh on a shitty day - because I was having a lot of those," she told an online British publication. "It's a tic I've always had. I just always wanted to know what it would feel like to be engulfed in the soft guts of freshly baked bread and I am not alone in that.”
One of the first (out of many) questions that popped up into my head after discovering her profile was – Is this sexual? According to Bread Face, the possibility of this being a kink for some people cannot be ruled out. However, she believes that people would not be so quick to fetishes this if she wasn’t an Asian woman.
While I personally don’t find a woman smashing her face into bread particularly sexy, I don’t doubt that are probably hundreds of people, if not thousands, who will disagree. I think the easiest answer to this question is to apply Rule 34 to this – If it exists, there is porn of it.
Her videos have all the factors necessary to make her a viral sensation – an intriguing (although confusing) activity that manages to retain your attention and have you retrospect about the bigger things in life (Has the internet ruined us? Is humanity in danger? What am I doing at a 9-5 job when I could be going viral by smashing my face in bread?). The videos also feature an attractive woman, usually dressed in fancy clothes, and background music that is anything but boring. What it does lack, however, is logic. But perhaps that would be asking for too much.