Check out why people are going angry over a single tweet from US professor:
Twitter is a place where netizens write their hearts out daily. Some share happy news and memes with their followers, others simply put up their opinions and watch the world take them or oppose them.
So recently, Tom Nichols, A US professor and academic specialist on international affairs, came across a tweet that urged Twitterati to share their controversial food opinions, he did the unimaginable.
Please quote tweet this with your most controversial food opinion, I love controversial food opinions
— Jon Becker (@jonbecker_) November 19, 2019
Nichols being all honest, admitted that Indian cuisine was terrible and the rest of the world doesn’t agree:
Indian food is terrible and we pretend it isn’t. https://t.co/NGOUtRUCUN
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) November 23, 2019
An expert on national security affairs, Nichols’ blanket generalization about Indian food was a perfect recipe for disaster. Loaded with forks and knives, desi foodies attacked his timeline to divide the “controversial” food opinion into bits and pieces.
One user commented: “You have possibly never tasted such a spectrum of taste, aromas & spices in the US. Invite you to India to be our guest (sic),”
Grapes are sour😂
— 90’sKid ☯ (@avantika_foodie) November 24, 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
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
No we don’t. He totally sucks
— Slamantha 💪 (@babybuwd) November 24, 2019
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
Some people are so mistaken and pretend they aren’t.
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) November 24, 2019
But it wasn’t the end, people also supported Indian pakwaan. Netizens from different nationalities and culture shared a similar sentiment and were in complete disagreement with Nichols bold claim.
prompt was controversial food opinions, not bad & wrong food opinions
— regular gem (@Choplogik) November 24, 2019
Do you not have taste-buds?
— Heather Hughson (@HNHughson) November 23, 2019
“A face that knows no flavour”
— Harold Wilson’s margarine head (@richardcoops) November 24, 2019
I’ll take Americans not understanding food from other cultures for $1,000
— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) November 23, 2019