The New York Times had no idea the backlash it would receive after a seemingly innocuous recipe tweet.
The newspaper suggested adding English peas to your guacamole. The tweet had a photo and read “Trust Us.”
— The New York Times (@nytimes) July 1, 2015
Immediately people began replying to the N.Y. Times with an overwhelmingly negative response.
@nytimes delete your account
— Dave Stroup (@DaveStroup) July 1, 2015
@nytimes Possibly the worst food advice ever.
— David Saleh Rauf (@davidSrauf) July 1, 2015
@nytimes What happened to you? I don't even know you anymore.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) July 1, 2015
Some followers went so far as to say they’d subscribe.
@nytimes subscription cancelled
— Ricardo A. Ramírez (@RicardoEnDC) July 1, 2015
The Texas GOP joined the conversation saying the Times “declared war on Texas” just by suggesting green peas be added to the classic.
— Texas GOP (@TexasGOP) July 1, 2015
Someone tweeted using #AskPOTUS, and sure enough President Barack Obama weighed in on the issue.
respect the nyt, but not buying peas in guac. onions, garlic, hot peppers. classic. https://t.co/MEEI8QHH1V
— President Obama (@POTUS44) July 1, 2015
Some even had a suggestion for New Yorkers to change some of their food staples.
— NYT Sports (@NYTSports) July 1, 2015
— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) July 1, 2015
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