Chrissy Teigen snapped back at social media users who allegedly criticized her for using her hands while making kimchi.
In a now-deleted Instagram story, Teigen is seen mixing ingredients of the traditional Korean dish in a large steel pot.
— HOT 97 (@HOT97) December 7, 2018
Hot 97, a New York radio station, then shared a copy of Teigen’s post on Twitter, noting that “social media critics” disapproved of her preparation.
“Is #ChrissyTeigen still invited to the cookout? Social media critics don’t really like the fact that she’s using her hands…what y’all think?”
The station’s post has received 6.14 million views, with many coming to Teigen’s defense.
As the so-called “Queen of Twitter,” however, Teigen had the perfect response to such critics.
“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.”
Teigen’s clapback has received over 230,000 likes and 22,000 retweets since its posting, with thousands more expressing their support in the comments.
Korean women have earned the recognition of having “kimchi fingers,” or a heightened sensitivity and dexterity from preparing kimchi by hand, according to a Reuters article in 2012. This increased capability supposedly extends to increased competence in “feel” sports such as archery and golf.
“This sensitivity supposedly developed generations ago through the traditional method of making the national dish kimchi, where women use their hands to lovingly squeeze, swirl and smear hot pepper paste over cabbage leaves for hours on end,” the outlet wrote.
The 33-year-old author of “Cravings: Hungry for More” then posted what appeared to be follow-up tweets, including one about the Japanese sumo wrestler who signs autographs with his handprints.
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