His moment on the show will be part of the episode that’s scheduled to air on Wednesday, October 14th, in a pre-taped segment about gross people in America.
“It was an experience, to say the least,” says owner Chris Azzari. “I was even approached by a few people who were familiar with the site, and they loved that I was on the show!” Asked to appear as a zit-popping expert, he chatted with Tyra who then played clips for the grossed out audience from some of the over 1000 videos that are now available on the website. “The reactions from the crowd were spectacular,” Chris says. “I knew I’d done my job well.”
PopThatZit.com features videos in 47 different categories on topics like abscesses, hematomas, MRSA, boils and, of course, zits of every variety on various parts of the body. While videos are the core part of the site, there’s also an active community of people interested in zit-popping and other fleshy anomalies.
For those who can’t understand the enthusiasm for zits and zit popping, there’s a helpful “Zit Manifesto” at the website that helps to explain the zit fascination philosophy, by outlining the differences between casual zit poppers and obsessed zit poppers, as well as patient, enthusiastic and secret zip poppers. The Manifesto also attempts to explain the lure of the pop to the uninitiated.
The site has recently been updated with some new features to help promote the community spirit. One of the new additions is a Shoutbox where visitors can register, post messages about their latest zit-popping adventures and have their short messages appear live right on the home page.
Registered members of the site can send private messages to each other as well as use the Zit Chat Room, a gathering place for people similarly interested in zits and the grotesqueries of the body. For those who don’t want to chat live there’s always the Zit Forum. This message board has over 1700 posts thanks to its active group of members and an enthusiastic webmaster.
PopThatZit.com also holds contests for registered members, like the current contest where entrants can win a PopThatZit T-shirt in a random draw. There’s also information at the website about how to submit original zit-popping videos, a “Zit of the Week” designation, and a place for members to nominate their video picks for the title “Zit of the Year.”
For more information, go to: http://www.popthatzit.com.