Corn Kid, also known as Tariq, became an internet sensation after appearing on a YouTube interview show of the same name. The show is called Recess Therapy. The young boy, who is only seven years old, received the honorary title of “Corn-bassador” for the State of South Dakota.
Tariq made an appearance in an episode of the web series Recess Therapy, which is hosted by comedian Julian Shapiro-Barnum and is set in playgrounds and features interviews with children. The video showing him eating corn and expressing his love for corn saying, “I can’t imagine a prettier thing – it’s corn!” went viral almost immediately after it went live.
Tariq’s internet stardom has propelled him to new heights, as evidenced by his recent appearance on actor Drew Barrymore’s show and his appointment as South Dakota’s official “Corn-bassador.”
Who is this Corn Kid person? The TikTok phenomenon, now seven years old
When 7-year-old Tariq talked about his favorite food on the internet, his video became so popular that it was given the name “Corn Kid”.
When Tariq said, “Since I was taught corn was real, it tasted good”, he confused the show’s presenter and viewers. However, when he said, “Have a fantastic day!” he delighted the host, his grandmother and millions of others around the world.
The original video received over 5 million views and musical duo Gregory Brothers created a song called “It’s Corn” based on Tariq’s video which became popular on the internet.
The money from people streaming the song will be split as follows: half will go to the band and the other half will go to Tariq and his family.
During their trip to South Dakota, Tariq and his family met Governor Kristi Noem, who later named the Corn Kid as South Dakota’s “official corn bassador.”
The day of September 3 was designated by Noem as “Official Day of Corn-bassador Tariq”. The proclamation read: “South Dakota is one of the best corn producers in the country, supplying food to people all over the world, but especially to Tariq, a seven-year-old boy who has just realized that corn is real.
When Jessica, Tariq’s mother, received a letter from her cousins in Europe with a video of her son, they asked, “Isn’t it Tariq? is how she learned that her son had gone viral.
On September 13, Tariq made an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, a chat show hosted by Drew Barrymore, and the two tried corn-flavored foods together.
Cameo is a site that allows celebrities to shoot custom videos for their own audience for a fee. The Corn Kid is also a member of Cameo.
Moreover, with the help of his mother, he created a TikTok account, which currently has almost 600,000 followers. Since the name @CornKid was already used by another user, Tariq chose to use the handle @KornBoyPOfficial for his TikTok account.