The Royal Butler, who claims to be Britain's Etiquette Expert, is being called out for racism and insensitivity over his latest tweet. The reason is rice or the way we eat it, and his snobbish tweet deserved what it got.
Grant Harrold is allegedly the former butler for Prince Charles, William, and Harry. He's running the account The Royal Butler, which is full of dos and don't, as he's a self-proclaimed etiquette expert.
He tweeted that we must always use forks and knives to eat rice. Hands or fingers aren't allowed, and the post invoked anger from a majority of the Southeast Asian community. They simply don't find Mr. Harrold to be an expert on this matter.
Respect other cultures if you want to be respected
Perhaps it's because rice is a staple food for this part of Asia, and we trust people of India, China, or Malaysia more than some random guy from the UK, even if his clients were Princes Harry and William.
Many thought that The Royal Butler was joking since we can't even imagine using knives to eat rice. Some comments were brutal; others were hilarious. But most importantly, as one Twitter user pointed out: people in Britain eat rice from Asia. Therefore, a Brit cannot have any authority to speak on this matter.
Shaming someone because they eat rice with their hands is silly, outdated, and yes, there's a racist undertone. We're still waiting for the butler to respond. In the meantime, let's see what people who can make anything out of rice had to say to Mr. Harrold.
In defense of rice lovers worldwide
Here are the best tweets that are waiting for The Royal Butler to respond. Until then, eat your rice the way you want to.
What's next? Eating pizza only with the knife and fork? No, thank you, Sir, we prefer to stay away from any of it. Instead, we'll be busy enjoys our food. And eating with hands, of course.