Recently, a challenge to quote a controversial food opinion served as the perfect opportunity for people to say things nobody wants to hear out loud. Things like loving pineapple on pizza.
Please quote tweet this with your most controversial food opinion, I love controversial food opinions— Jon Becker (@jonbecker_) November 19, 2019
People were quick to make the most of the opportunity to shell out opinions that were straight out of hell.
French fries and ice cream. Best ever.— Robin Pennell (@robbiepennell) November 19, 2019
Mayonnaise is disgusting.— Quinn Cummings (@quinncy) November 23, 2019
But Tom Nichols, who is a professor at the U.S Naval War College and is best known for speaking his mind out, said this hoping to rattle a few feathers in the Indian sub-continent.
Indian food is terrible and we pretend it isn’t. https://t.co/NGOUtRUCUN— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) November 23, 2019
While on other days, criticizing anything Indian would’ve made a lot of people upset and angry but in this case Nichols was particularly looking to spice-up everyone’s reaction.
If Indian food is any indication, that’s the cuisine they’ll be serving on the way down— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) November 23, 2019
Some people had already sharpened their knives to answer Nichols.
November 23, 2019
There's a difference between controversial and stupid.— Bob Anderson (@rwa_) November 23, 2019
Who's this "we"? Also they asked for "controversial opinions", not "wrong opinions" pic.twitter.com/4SB648QmNy— কমরেড শাহাদা | Shad 🥴 (@shad_chowdhury) November 23, 2019
Tim Nichols sucks but we pretend he doesn’t— Abby Govindan (@abbygov) November 24, 2019
There were others, however, who didn’t take the bait.
Ok boomer— bunty python (@BucketheadCase) November 23, 2019
Honestly, I wonder how many Americans have actually had authentic Indian food?— Ravi Meibalane (@RKMeibalane) November 24, 2019
Yes. Who wants food filled with copious amount of rich flavour and spice when I can eat unseasoned chicken with mayonnaise. pic.twitter.com/E6Ck4HNASV— hazel_i (@Hazel_i) November 23, 2019
November 24, 2019
Live by the opinion, die by the (vindaloo) opinion.— Dennis Herring (@dcherring) November 24, 2019
November 23, 2019
This condition has a cure via the gastronomic brilliance that Indian food is which itself is vast,varying by geography,religion,region,language and even country. You have possibly never tasted such a spectrum of taste, aromas & spices in the US.Invite you to india to be our guest— Monica Jasuja (@jasuja) November 24, 2019
Imagine going thru life being this flavorless. lol.— Tuxedo Mask (@TheLoveBel0w) November 23, 2019
Though Nichols tried to pretty hard to offend a few Indians, the netizens had too much belief in their cuisine to believe any outside opinion or criticism.