Australian Writer Insults Filipino Food, Receives Backlash Online
AUSTRALIAN WRITER – An Australian writer Kate Walton received criticism online after she insulted the Filipino food.
Filipino cuisine is mixed with Chinese, Indian, American, and Spanish influences.
Meanwhile, an Australian writer based in Jakarta, Indonesia receives lots of feedbacks online after saying the Filipino food is “bland” and “worst in the region.”
It started after the Feminist activist Kate Walton commented on Cornell University professor Tom Pepinsky’s Tweet. He ranked the food in Southeast Asia.
The Australian writer commented, “Filipino food is definitely worst in the region” on the professor’s post.
Tom Pepinsky also ranked the Pinoy food in the bottom of the list. Vietnamese, Laos, Singaporean and Malaysian is on the top of his list.
After the Filipino bashed the Australian writer’s Tweet, she reacted saying, ”Lol Filipino Twitter saw my reply to @TomPepinsky about Filipino food and now they’re mad. Sorry Filipino food is bland. I’ll choose spicy food over it any day”
The Australian writer didn’t seem bothered by the Filipino’s reaction. Though she apologized for her words, she will not delete her Tweet.
Netizens expressed their reaction on the Australian’s comment about Filipino food. Here are some of their comments from the post:
@luisabrimble: “Dear Kate, you’re entitled to your opinion I agree but keep it to yourself if it’s not something you think it’s good to broadcast. Please be sensitive that people are working hard to elevate Filipino food and culture.”
@bny43566866: “Yeah, don’t delete.. just wait for your karma… it’s digital”
@TeresaCatipay: “Can’t help but see red when you say “Cheers” after rationalizing an inappropriate post. Smacks of sarcasm and insolence!”
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