YouTuber Nikocado Avocado’s Meltdowns Upended an Online Community
In the extreme-eating vlogger community, there is a person who goes by the moniker Nikocado Avocado and has accumulated over 3 million subscribers.
To date, people have found interest in watching Perry eat all of the items on a fast food menu, accompanied by his pet parrot. People who make videos of themselves binging or eating large amounts of food are known as mukbangers.
Over the course of several months, he gained fame because of his 28-year-old YouTuber’s longstanding feud with other YouTubers, who accused him of verbal and emotional abuse during a collaboration video. After which, he personally denied that it had occurred. Perry’s follow-up videos following the accusation received a lot of concern from subscribers and a YouTube community alike.
Perry has built a large platform on his controversies, as he has continually posted outlandish videos and stunts.
He was born on May 19, 1992, in Ukraine. The next thing he said was that he was adopted soon after and that he was raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
A vlogger commented on YouTuber Trisha Paytas saying that he found out about his adoption early on and wondered why his biological parents decided to put him up for adoption. As a result, he said he had a hard time acting as a child, and he received mental health interventions.
Perry explained to fellow mukbanger Trish Paytas in a 2019 interview for the Dish with Trish podcast that he had been seeing a therapist since he was 5 years old.
If it were up to him, he would just like always want attention. My goal was to become famous.
When Perry was 7, he had been prescribed antidepressants. This is how he explained it to his parents years later: At age eight, he was diagnosed with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder).
Before his successful YouTube career began, he originally wanted to be a musician.
As he explained on the Paytas podcast, the vlogger had previously held a steady job as a freelance violinist before beginning his YouTube career. Perry aspired to play in the pit orchestra for a Broadway show in New York at age 21.
Unfortunately, despite having great musical talent, it was nearly impossible for him to make a living in a city full of other highly talented musicians.
He added, “I was just a little fish in a huge ocean.”
Perry met his husband, Orlin Home, in New York.
Perry posted a video in 2016 in which he claimed that the two met in a vegan male group on Facebook.
Eventually, after months of communication, the two met in New York at the Woodstock Fruit Festival when Home came from Colombia for the event.
Their relationship began as friends, although Perry arrived at their first meeting wearing a tuxedo to serenade Home.
In 2014, Perry began using YouTube as a platform to post vegan videos.
Before he gained notoriety for his fast-food-menu videos, the YouTuber documented his vegan lifestyle frequently.
In an episode of his own YouTube series, Perry stated that he no longer wanted to be a vegan YouTuber because he no longer wanted to consume animal products, and he felt he was getting enough support from the “vegan community.”
He remarked in the video, “What is with vegans?” He then asked, “Am I ‘vegan’ enough for them?”
Later, Perry spoke to Trisha Paytas about how he believes that being vegan helped him to feel better.
The patient revealed to the YouTuber on her podcast that he had rotten teeth, vitamin B-12 deficiency, and had developed hypoglycemia. I had never tasted vegan food before, so I don’t know if it was directly related to the diet.
Upon departing from veganism, Perry became well-known in the mukbang (vlogging) community.
Popularized in South Korea in 2010, South Korean Mukbang videos typically feature a host consuming an astonishing amount of food while interacting with the audience. “Mukbang” is a word combining the Korean words for “eating” and “broadcasting,” with the meanings “eating on-air” and “broadcasting on-air.”
As mukbang videos were dominated by women at the time, Perry was one of the first American men to experiment with the extreme-eating trend.
The YouTuber, Nikocado Avocado, has over 3 million subscribers and each of his videos regularly receives over 1 million views.
Outside of his eating habits, online attention was given to Perry’s videos. Frequent melodrama was guaranteed to all subscribers.
“I used to like junk food, but it’s made me crazy. My periods of mania have me finding everything to be much more difficult “The YouTuber, Trisha Paytas, told you. I’m a tornado, basically.
Perry frequently posts videos in which he uses an empty tray as a bib and then weeps into it. It isn’t always true, but some titles will have statements like “nobody likes me” and “my life is falling apart.”
He’s always been dramatic, and he chooses to use his low moments to garner Internet attention.
Instead of fighting against the general public’s perception of him, he simply admitted that, “Well, screw it, everyone already hates me” or “I’m dramatic, so go ahead and film me while I’m being dramatic.”
In his podcast appearance, he went on to state that his highly emotional videos get the most views.
“When I’m upset, they like it, when I’m crying, they like it, when I’m hyper, they like it,” he said. “I use titles like ‘honest trailer’ because they like it when I’m sad or when I’m frustrated.”
Due to another mukbanger accusing Perry of being abusive, his YouTube drama escalated in December 2019.
Perry posted a video to his channel in December of 2019 in which he worked with Soo and Choi, the two known as mukbangers. The three vloggers can be seen laughing together in the video as they enjoy massive quantities of fiery noodles.
Perry posted the collaboration on April 4th, and Soo released a video the following day titled “Why I Am Scared Of Nikocado Avocado,” in which she talks about the stressful collaboration experience. After Perry allegedly sent Soo harassing texts and took photos of her while she was away, she claimed he’d done so while she was gone as well. Hundreds of thousands of views were recorded within hours of the video being posted (and has reached over 12 million views at the time of this post).
In an email to Insider, Perry denied the allegations that he was abusive.
In the dispute between Soo and Perry, each of them produced lengthy video footage and text messages to debunk the other’s claims.
Soo’s videos have received over two million views and she’s received hundreds of thousands of likes and negative comments from Perry’s fans.
“It is really disappointing that you are such a terrible, toxic person. You’ve done nothing to earn any of the success you’ve found “One of Perry’s fans has left a comment on his page.
Mukbangers offered their comments on the feud via YouTube and Reddit.
Following the fight, BLovesLife Bethany Gaskin published an hour-long video to her channel to the delight of her nearly 3 million subscribers.
In a short-form video titled “My 2 Cents,” she summed up her take on the collaboration with Perry and Soo, who, in her view, had positive experiences, but sided with Soo because of his approach.
In an Instagram story, Zach Choi, who had also worked with Perry and Soo on the video, said that he had hired legal representation to deal with Perry’s allegations on social media. In the event that you’re waiting for an attorney to take care of additional harassment from @nikocadoavocado, I have retained one and he will be handling these matters moving forward