Britisher Faces The Wrath Of Indian Twitterati For Calling Idli Boring

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Indians love their food. Seriously. You don’t just go on a social platform and say anything against Indian cuisine and get away unscathed. Unfortunately, this is something which people often learn by trial and error method. Now take this young British man for example, who called Idli boring. Yes, he committed a crime and now the Twitter is out for him.

The internet is pretty much offended after a British citizen said that Idlis are the “most boring things in the world” in a post on Twitter. Idli is a savoury rice cake made by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils and rice. It is a popular dish in south India and is in fact, enjoyed by people across several parts of the country.

Who tweeted about Idlis being the “most boring things in the world”?

Edward Anderson, a history lecturer in Northumbria University, responded to a question by Zomato India which asked, “What’s that one dish you could never understand why people like soo much?” Soon after, Edward replied to Zomato, saying, “Idli are the most boring things in the world.”

See Edward Anderson’s post here:

How did the internet react?

In all honesty, desi Twitter is furious over Edward Anderson’s response and lashed out at him on Twitter. To begin with, Shashi Tharoor’s son Ishaan Tharoor said, “I think I’ve encountered the most offensive take on Twitter.”

Shashi Tharoor also agreed with Ishaan and tweeted: “Yes, my son, there are some who are truly challenged in this world. Civilisation is hard to acquire: the taste and refinement to appreciate idlis, enjoy cricket, or watch ottamthullal is not given to every mortal. Take pity on this poor man, for he may never know what life can be.”

As for the rest, you need to see comments on the viral post.

“I am a Gujarati not a South Indian but we love Idli dosa so much that they feature even in our fancy dinner menus, to the utter shock of my south Indian friends who have them only for breakfast,” a user said.

Another comment reads, “It’s offensive if you find something like IDLI boring. Urgh.”

See the comments here:

And then, this.

 

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