Model, entrepreneur, and internet queen Chrissy Teigen recently posted a video to social media showing her mixing kimchi by hand for her family. Of course, some people on Twitter, seeing the video, had to take this perfectly normal action and use it to attempt to goad their followers into bashing Teigen’s cooking skills.
The radio station Hot 97 posted:
— HOT 97 (@HOT97) December 7, 2018
Teigen wasted no time in putting the haters in their place, retweeting Hot 97’s criticism alongside a message of her own:
I’m making kimchi for my family. I don’t care what “critics” think of it. I do however worry that their loveless food really, really sucks https://t.co/BMrHr3N991
— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) December 8, 2018
Twitter users rallied behind Teigen, who has to put up with silly nonsense like this all the time.
It's very clear that "social media critics" don't cook. They order.
— stresscake (@stresscake) December 9, 2018
First lesson in culinary is that the best tools in the kitchen is your hands anyone who criticizes her for using her hands probably can’t cook
— blank (@imbickritch) December 7, 2018
People who actually cook in life would know you can’t cook without getting your hands dirty!
— Wondęr_￦omän (@Thari8one4u1) December 7, 2018
Anyone who knows kimchi knows making it with your hands is the way to go.
This is how you make kimchi though…
— Steph (@waaalers) December 8, 2018
The internet. Where people criticize you for doing things correctly because they know nothing🤦♂️
— Dylan Day (@dyland1026) December 8, 2018
Sometimes people are just looking for a reason to hate.
Decolonize your mind!
— Megs (@Megmo808) December 8, 2018
but how do they make any pastry that requires kneading?? Do they know you can wash your hands?
— Vi-Vi🦉 (@germanviv99) December 9, 2018
People who actually know how to cook realize your hands are often the best tool to use in the kitchen, and often, the necessary ones. Not to mention, gloves tend to harbour more germs than clean hands.
You’re doing everything right here.
— ☃️ Christopher ☃️ (@LeChristopherAG) December 9, 2018
Scientifically, using your hands to make kimchi is perfectly safe!
It’s kimchi, the lactobacillus (LAB) bacteria growth takes over during fermentation and the other bacteria dies off in the salting process. Know your biology and chemistry! Its like yogurt, good bacteria takes over. The fact that it’s kimchi makes the complaint even less valid.😆
— Allie Weber (@RobotMakerGirl) December 9, 2018
Wife's a chef. Rolled her eyes so hard at Hot97 criticizing you. "People just gotta hate on everything." Said hands is the only way to make proper kimchi. ❤️🤘
— Bleeding Ink 🇺🇸 🇲🇽 ♿ ♉ 🍫 (@MyBleedingInk) December 9, 2018
When it comes to Chrissy, people were ready to eat whatever she served however she served it.
Chrissy can put her toe in the pot and stir and I’ll still sit patiently at the table for the food to be served.
— Broderick Hunter (@BroderickHunter) December 9, 2018
I would eat food made by any part of Chrissy Teigen's body
— Brunette Bohemian (@RSun82) December 9, 2018
What do they want you to use? Your feet?
— Feodor Chin 🇺🇸❄️ (@FeoChin) December 8, 2018
WTH? Do they think you were cleaning a toilet just before thrusting your hand in there? Sheesh! Sometimes getting your hands right in there is the way to go–like meatloaf!
— Laura Wigod (@laurawigod) December 8, 2018
It’s time for the “social media critics” to take a seat.
"Social media critics" is a pretty kind way to say "Twitter trolls"
— Joe Lamour 🍂 (@lamour) December 9, 2018