US academic Tom Nichols was blasted on social media on Monday for his disparaging comments about Indian cuisine in a Twitter post, saying "it is terrible and we pretend it isn't."
Nichols' attack was a response to a tweet by Jon Becker, a super-utility student manager who suggested that his followers write their "most controversial food opinion, I love controversial food opinions.”
Zomato, the Indian restaurant aggregator and American actress-cum-model Padma Laxmi, hit back at Nichols for his tweet.
While Zomato suggested that this is now a good time to introduce a dislike button on Twitter, Padma Laxmi asked him “Do you not have tastebuds?”
Nichols was severely trolled by other netizens.
— Tom Nichols (@RadioFreeTom) November 23, 2019
Many were furious and labelled Nichols as "insane" in the comments section.
Zomato's response to Tom Nichols because it was kickass.
— Zomato India (@ZomatoIN) November 25, 2019
Some Twitter users even suggested that Nichols is going to hell.
— Mark Rice 🤔 (@mark_rice_) November 23, 2019
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) November 23, 2019
— Padma Lakshmi (@PadmaLakshmi) November 24, 2019