An academic specialist on international affairs, and professor at Harvard Extension School, ruffled a few feathers when he quoted to controversial food opinion on Twitter with something not many people seemed to agree with – Indian food.
Please quote tweet this with your most controversial food opinion, I love controversial food opinions— Jon Becker (@jonbecker_) November 19, 2019
The spicyness and greasiness of Indian food is still an acceptable opinion but when Tom Nichols did the unimaginable – his generalisation about world’s dislike for Indian food – it proved to be the perfect recipe for disaster.
Indian food is terrible and we pretend it isn’t. https://t.co/NGOUtRUCUN— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) November 23, 2019
His expectation of rattled feathers was met with knife-sharp replies, not only from Indians but also people from different nationalities and cultures, who strongly disagreed with his bold claim.
This is absolutely true if you have no taste buds.— Tarz 🐺 (@TheyCallMeTarz) November 23, 2019
You probably put ketchup on your scrambled eggs like everyone in Massachusetts. So you opinions on food are canceled.— David Tarrant 📝 (@davetarrantnews) November 23, 2019
Who's "we"?— Robin Mazumder (@RobinMazumder) 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
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.
This opinion is worse than if you’d support trump.— hend amry (@LibyaLiberty) November 24, 2019
You clearly don’t deserve Indian food.— rafael (@rafaelshimunov) November 24, 2019
I'm just here for the raita. (And just about every other complex, subtle, sometimes exquisitely spicy but then artfully balanced by context dish that is part of the staggeringly varied cuisine sometimes called "Indian food.")— Tabatha Southey (@TabathaSouthey) November 23, 2019
Ok boomer— bunty python (@BucketheadCase) November 23, 2019
You monster. pic.twitter.com/aRq55EZvkB— Ringuette (@Ringuette) November 23, 2019
The ultimate reply.
Unfollow— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) November 23, 2019