In this ASMR video spoof, College Humor pokes fun at the YouTube community, which is known for creating content that involves soothing experiences that are largely focused on sounds. To encourage relaxation and sometimes help viewers slip into sleep, video makers often speak softly or whisper and softly tap and scratch objects. Sometimes, these object explorations take the form of role plays, not unlike the one in this parody video, which is set in a hair salon.
The ASMR parody starts off quite nicely, with salon owner Emily showing off a few objects. However, things start to go awry when a robber sneaks in, even though he does so quite considerately and very quietly. A police officer then attempts to fix the situation, but as 'The Most Disturbing ASMR Video' proves, Emily is quite capable of handling things herself.
College Humor's ASMR Video Parody Takes a Dark Turn
Laura McQuarrie — May 10, 2014 — Pop Culture