Whether it’s the spices or the wholesome flavour, it is a well-known fact Indian food has a lot of fans all around the world. So, obviously, if some person goes against the popular opinion then it sure is going to be hell for that person. And if the person says the same thing on a platform like Twitter, then it’s social-media suicide.
This is not a hypothetical situation. This did happen. A Twitter user asked everyone about a ‘controversial food opinion’. Many netizens tweeted their opinion but a tweet from a certain U.S. citizen caught everyone’s attention.
Indian food is terrible and we pretend it isn’t. https://t.co/NGOUtRUCUN— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) November 23, 2019
He really did say that! After this tweet, this man had to face a lot of trolls from other users but desi Twitterati’s especially let him know that whatever he is saying is totally absurd.
Do you not have tastebuds? https://t.co/o2IVYsrr8R— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) November 24, 2019
Been ordering them bland dishes his whole life— Token Sikh (@tokensikh) November 23, 2019
Milk is too spicy for these guys.— Shiladitya Pandit (@panditsTOI) November 24, 2019
I eat snails 🐌. I prefer fast food.— Amrita Bhinder (@amritabhinder) November 24, 2019
– Tom Dick Harry
PS: I have no friends. I want to eat worms 🐛 too.
your taste in food is terrible & you pretend it isnt— saeen (@saeen90_) November 23, 2019
Ignorant for sure. Because there is no such thing as “Indian food”. The diversity is difficult to explain. There are 29 states, and 7 union territories. And food from each region is as different as it can be.— Haimanti Mukherjee (@saysshona) November 24, 2019
U r right! Indian food list is soo longg whereas his thinking is too small!— Dr.Dhwaja Manchanda 🇮🇳 (@DhwajaManchanda) November 24, 2019
You clearly don’t deserve Indian food.— rafael (@rafaelshimunov) November 24, 2019
Yes, to condemn an entire region’s largely unrelated styles of cuisine, that draw on influence from different strains of immigrants, traders, and colonizers over 1000s of years, in one sentence, is quite a feat.— Oneal Banerjee (@onealbanerjee) November 24, 2019
There is a saying in India which an Id named dev has mentioned in your comments. It says kutton ko ghee hazam nahi hota. It means dogs can’t digest clarified butter… 😏— karizma (@Mirchiey) November 24, 2019
You see Indian food isn’t meant for every dog..
Hi Tom. Why do “we” pretend? Just curious about “us” and what “we” pretend to like.— Preeti Mistry (@chefpmistry) November 23, 2019
Honestly, I wonder how many Americans have actually had authentic Indian food?— Ravi Meibalane (@RKMeibalane) November 24, 2019
There is no such thing called Indian food sir. India is extremely diverse so its cuisines are!— Piyu Nair 👩⚕️ 🇮🇳 (@Piyu_Nair) November 24, 2019
November 24, 2019
“Your food is smelly and weird” is middle-school racist bullying 101. This is a bad tweet, and not the fun kind of bad you think it is— Sanjay Srivastava (@hardsci) November 24, 2019
I’m really sorry to hear you say this.— Chaya Bhuvaneswar (@chayab77) November 23, 2019
Sorry for you, I mean. pic.twitter.com/mVIdgL7fiD
The thing that gets me here more than the stunted palate is the use of “we.” So, Indians in Tom’s world are also “pretending” that their cuisine is terrible? Or do they not exist in Tom’s sense of community? I think we know the answer. https://t.co/PDBYPZDm6c— Ishaan Tharoor (@ishaantharoor) November 24, 2019