Martha Stewart recently shared a dark tip about giving lobsters a shot of vodka before boiling them alive.
Martha Stewart’s influence touches on nearly every sphere of domestic life: whether it’s cooking (baking, grilling or hors d’oeuvre-ing), entertaining. housekeeping, flower-arranging, or weddings—so it’s not surprising she has an opinion about how to cook lobsters. In fact, you might say she can do anything; in fact she even has a book that proves that she can do anything—well, almost anything: The Martha Manual: How to Do (Almost) Everything.
Stewart recently appeared alongside actress Jennifer Garner in a viral Facebook Live video that left viewers feeling weirdly sympathetic for the lobsters. Apparently, Stewart tosses in a shot of vodka or tequila into the boiling water when she’s cooking up some crustaceans.
The queen of home decor and culinary class also told Garner, “If you were going to be boiled alive, wouldn’t you like to have a drink first?”
People got strange vibes from Martha Stewart’s cold-blooded yet weirdly compassionate advice for boiling lobsters.
Prison changed her
— Kyra Watkin (@KyraWatkin) March 3, 2019
— Lora Parent (@LoraCramer) March 3, 2019
Twitter couldn’t decide on how to take Martha’s unusual advice.
Stayed up until 3AM last night watching Jennifer Garner and Martha Stewart make a lobster roll because I'm WHAT? pic.twitter.com/sZFonA9GbZ
— Cole Delbyck (@coledelbyck) July 24, 2018
Has ANYONE fed lobster vodka before boiling it alive? What in the crustaceans is this @MarthaStewart craziness? Jesus.
— TLC Burn Book (@TLCBurnBook) March 3, 2019
But PETA took issue with Martha Stewart boiling lobsters alive.
Martha Stewart thinks adding vodka to the pot makes it okay to boil lobsters ALIVE. Why don’t you try it yourself, @MarthaStewart? No compassionate person would boil an animal alive.https://t.co/2pzfIG17tO
— PETA (@peta) July 19, 2018
Some actually agreed with PETA’s takedown of lobster cruelty.
This is old, but why is it legal to do this? I can’t imagine the pain those poor things go through, it breaks my heart????????
— Amy (@amyyrb4) March 4, 2019
Seriously, unnecessary to boil any living creature alive
— Robbie M (@lauderlee23) March 3, 2019
Might be the one and only time I agree with Peta. Always use a knife to cut the head in half swiftly and painlessly. Plus its a waste of vodka.
— Rafael Garza (@MkUltraVonRa) March 3, 2019
But most people roasted PETA for dissing Martha Stewart’s seafood tutorial.
Y'all released lobsters from a grocery store into FRESH water, killing them. Y'all have no say in this and never will
— Rae (@raechel914) March 3, 2019
????shut up, PETA
— Leil. (@LeilLikeNeil) March 3, 2019
Yes, because compassionate people definitely tell others to boil themselves alive?? Check yourself, peta
— caѕѕιdy ♡ (@cassidyjasper) March 4, 2019
In other weird Martha Stewart news, she recently made headlines for launching a line of cannabis products for pets.
Martha Stewart is joining a Pot group to "develop a line of new pot-based products for both humans and animals" https://t.co/eqk36cXXKl
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) February 28, 2019
The comment we ALL came for.
— LlamaMama's ???????????????? Craic & Shenanigans (@ImTheMom_TaDa) March 1, 2019
If Martha’s willing to give her lobsters a shot of vodka before boiling them, why not try giving them a little bit of weed next time? It’s gotta suck being boiled alive, but maybe it’s easier if you’re baked first.