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British bloke sparks debate after trying to drink 2,000 pints in just 200 days

British bloke sparks debate after trying to drink 2,000 pints in just 200 days

He's been documenting his challenge online

A man who is attempting to drink 2,000 pints in 200 days has divided opinions after sharing his unusual quest on TikTok.

Jon May, 25, said he first hit upon the idea after coming across someone online who was aiming to drink 1,000 pints in a year and thought to himself, ‘I could double that’.

But after beginning his challenge, May felt that it went ‘too quickly’ so shortened the time frame to just 200 days.

The challenge, which he is documenting on TikTok, will see May attempt to drink - on average - 10 pints per day every single day.

As well as streaming his drinking on social media, May told Vice that he was using a spreadsheet to keep a track of his boozing.

May, from Sheffield, has racked up thousands of followers - many of whom call him a 'legend' - and millions of views on TikTok, but admits that it’s not the healthiest of ideas.

He told Vice: “On the one hand, you’re essentially killing your liver, and on the other you’re doing something mildly impressive.”

Jon May is aiming to drink 2,000 pints in 200 days.
TikTok/@j0nmay

Not only that but while he may have attracted plenty of followers, it’s fair to say that they’re not all impressed by the challenge.

Responding to a recent post, one TikToker commented: “I think this has changed from a challenge to being a full blown alcoholic saying seven pints a night is not enough.”

Another said: “Are you worried about the status of y’all’s liver? It’s gotta be in trouble.”

While a third warned: “I would strongly advise you not to mate. It’s really not good.”

Someone else said: “Spending between six and 10 grand on pints is not good.”

And the negative comments haven’t gone unnoticed by May, who told Vice: “If you look at a video with 1.3 million views, I’d say about 75 percent of those comments are hate.

“It used to get to me, but now I’ve realised they’re just jealous they can’t drink pints as well as I can.”

For context, the NHS recommends that folks drink no more than 14 units per week, which is equivalent to around six pints of four percent lager. It also recommends that those 14 units are spread out evenly over three or more days.

The maths whizzes amongst you may have quickly worked out that is substantially lower than the ten pints May is trying to guzzle each day.

For more information on cutting down your drinking, you can check out the NHS Better Health website here.

Featured Image Credit: Tiktok/@JonMay / Getty Stock Images

Topics: TikTok, UK News, Food And Drink