A Washington Post humor columnist wrote that he didn't like Indian food; the paper then issued a "correction" after people got mad

Aug 25th

The woke mob is famously opposed to essentially every form of humor ever known, which is why the most enduring insignia of Wokeness is an angry feminist declaring: "That's not funny." So it should perhaps be unsurprising that the mob would come after a literal humor column that made an impolitic joke about a foreign cuisine:

Washington Post humor columnist Gene Weingarten has apologized for a piece he wrote last week about his eating habits, in which he inaccurately described Indian cuisine as "based entirely on one spice."

In the August 19 piece titled "You can't make me eat these foods," Weingarten ticked through a number of foods at which he turned his nose up such as Old Bay seasoning, hazelnuts and anchovies, among others. Regarding Indian food, he wrote that "If you like Indian curries, yay, you like Indian food!"

Incredibly, the Washington Post subsequently issued a "correction" to Weingarten's column after a bunch of people got steaming mad over his jokes:

A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Indian cuisine is based on one spice, curry, and that Indian food is made up only of curries, types of stew. In fact, India's vastly diverse cuisines use many spice blends and include many other types of dishes. The article has been corrected.

That's right: One of the most prominent and important papers in world history is now issuing "corrections" on joke columns that make fun of certain types of food. Perhaps the saddest aspect of the whole affair was seeing Weingarten groveling on Twitter over the gag:

Here's the truth of the matter: when done properly, Indian food is actually pretty good (much of it, to be honest, actually is largely stew-based). But a lot of Indian restaurants in the U.S. are not really that good at all, so Americans can generally be forgiven for thinking it's not a great cuisine.

It's also true that none of this matters—that Weingarten wrote a joke column, that he doesn't need to apologize for it, and that the woke mob needs to put on its big boy pants and learn to just ignore stuff it doesn't like!


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