One Man's "Terrible" Comment For Indian Food Starts All-Out War On Twitter

"Indian food is terrible," wrote Twitter user Tom Nichols.

One Man's 'Terrible' Comment For Indian Food Starts All-Out War On Twitter

A controversial tweet on Indian food has outraged many. (Representative Image)

When US academic Tom Nichols tweeted about his dislike for Indian food, he probably had no idea it would blow up on the microblogging website, polarising opinion and triggering a massive debate online. That's exactly what happened on Sunday, when Mr Nichols responded to a tweet asking people to share their "most controversial food opinion".

"Indian food is terrible and we pretend it isn't," he wrote. The tweet immediately garnered a flood of comments, many from angry Indian food-lovers.

Since being posted on Sunday, Tom Nichols' tweet has collected over 12,000 'likes' and a ton of comments trolling him. "Imagine going through life being this flavorless," wrote one Twitter user, while another said: "This is absolutely the worst take ever on this website."

Some Twitter users pointed out that his argument was inherently flawed, as there is no such thing as 'Indian cuisine' as a whole.

Others tried to get him to change his opinion.

Top Chef host, author and model Padma Lakshmi had a sharp retort to the tweet.

And a lot of outrage was generated by the tweet.

A few also agreed with him.

Mr Nichols himself seemed unfazed by the criticism, defending his position in a number of follow-up tweets. "The only two foods that I don't eat: Ethiopian and Indian. I'm pretty open about the rest of it," he wrote in one.

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