Apparently, Bon Appétit is a lot less chill than we previously thought. The knowledge of their white washing tendencies is pretty widespread at this point – especially after GQ scumbag Adam Rapoport took over as editor. Self-proclaimed connoisseurs of all things food related, the magazine’s publications don’t simply present, nor suggest recipes to their readers, but demand that every house wife, caterer, sous chef, and amateur cook toss out their generations old note cards and abide by the new rule of law. Such was the case on Tuesday.
Once the video (<– retained in article) was published, a massive wave of backlash descended upon both the featured chef and the magazine. After experiencing befuddlement that Vietnamese people the world over didn’t gasp in awe and fall over themselves, praising Tyler Atkin for his ingenuity and delight in a real live “expert” correcting their families’ culinary mistakes, the editor issued a non-apology (above) which blamed flamers both for not accepting colonialism and for having to remove the video as to no longer offend any delicate sensibilities. This, of course, produced a fresh wave of outrage.
After taking to Bon Appetit’s Facebook page to inform them of our thoughts concerning their handling of the entire situation, many such commentators were met with derision from the ill-informed masses of loyal Bon Appetit readers (white people). The page’s administrator allowed the back and forth to continue for less than a day before they began reporting users to Facebook.
Guess who got banned? LMFAO
That leads me to my question: How long is a three day ban? It may be very difficult to believe, but I’ve never actually banned from Facebook. I’ve been blocked, for a few hours, from sharing things after being a little too eager to share one piece of news or another. A 24-hour ban was instituted once, after my less than graceful, yet completely warranted, exit from a group I was a part of, but I had that lifted and placed, instead, on the one who was the main focus of my ire. This 72-hour ban is very new to me. Does it begin right after Facebook blocks you? Or does the countdown begin after you discover it? Because, for some reason, I believe it’s the latter.