Corn Kid, also known as Tariq, became an internet sensation after appearing on a YouTube interview show by the same name. The show is called Recess Therapy. The young boy, who is only seven years old, has been given 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 presented by comedian Julian Shapiro-Barnum and takes place in playgrounds and features interviews with children. The video showing him eating corn and expressing his love for maize by stating, “I can’t imagine a more lovely thing – it’s corn!” went viral almost immediately after it was posted online.
Tariq’s internet stardom has propelled him to new heights, as seen by his recent appearance on the show of the actor Drew Barrymore and his appointment as South Dakota’s official “Corn-bassador.”
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When 7-year-old Tariq talked about his favourite food on the internet, his video became so popular that it was given the name “Corn Kid.”
When Tariq said, “Ever since I was taught that corn was real, it tasted nice,” he confused the presenter and the viewers of the show. However, when he said, “Have a corntastic day!” he thrilled the host, his grandmother, and millions of others around the world.
The original video has received more than 5 million views, and the musical duo Gregory Brothers has created a song titled “It’s Corn” based on Tariq’s video that went popular on the internet.
The money that is made from people streaming the song will be distributed as follows: half will go to the music group, and the other half will go to Tariq and his family.
During their trip to South Dakota, Tariq and his family met with Governor Kristi Noem, who subsequently appointed the Corn Kid as South Dakota’s “official Corn-bassador.”
The day of September 3 was designated by Noem as “Official Corn-bassador Tariq Day.” The proclamation went as follows: “South Dakota is one of the top corn growers in the nation, supplying food across the globe but especially to Tariq, a seven-year-old boy who just recently realised that maize was real.”
When Jessica, Tariq’s mother, received a letter from her cousins in Europe along with a video of her son, they inquired, “Isn’t this Tariq? “, which 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 of them tried corn-flavored foods together.
Cameo is a site that allows celebrities to film personalised videos for their own audiences for a fee. The Corn Kid is also a member of Cameo.
Additionally, with the assistance of his mother, he established a TikTok account, which currently has close to 600,000 followers. Since the name @CornKid was already in use by another user, Tariq has chosen to use the handle @KornBoyPOfficial for his TikTok account.