We just want to start off by saying yikes.
South Asian culture has had its moments of fun at the expense of culture appropriation; from kurtas (without pajamas) being labeled as bohemian dresses to the ajrak print called 'brick multi' design, there's been a lot.
But it's one to to appropriate our fashion and it's another to mess with food. That too, the wonderful paratha!
Recipe website Nyonya Cooking uploaded a paratha recipe post... but there's one problem.
Yes, the beautiful paratha that we all love and enjoy is now the 'flat Asian croissant' and that hurt to say out loud.
It's no surprise that paratha lovers were outraged at this behaviour.
Nyonya cooking did clarify why they went with the label, claiming to have thought of it as a fun title to make their post relatable.
Clearly many did not relate as they took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the matter.
What is happening
This is not what we mean when we say assimilate
Stop this gentrification
No one is happy about this
That was painful to read
It is a conundrum
Well in that case
We live in a society
With 'Chai Latte' and 'tomato puree'?
Guess it's time to embrace it
Though we don't want to
But not this one
Because there are real problems in life
Dominos seized the moment and slayed