If Twitter embodies all of the internet’s worst attributes — and, to be clear, it usually does — weekend Twitter is where things truly take a dive. At 11:30 on Sunday morning, Vice’s food vertical Munchies tweeted a story from 2014 about the relative runaway success (for a New York barbecue spot) of Fette Sau, the renowned joint in Williamsburg. See if you can figure out what set Twitter off:
The claim wasn’t contentious so much because Fette Sau is somehow subpar, but more because people, especially non–New Yorkers, disagreed either with the premise itself of world-historic Brooklyn barbecue, or with why on earth, given all the undeniably delicious ways to photograph Fette Sau, you’d choose that super sad picture.
Innocent bystanders who made the mistake of opening Twitter on a Sunday were blindsided by a torrent of plates overflowing with brisket, ribs, beans, and potato salad that angry users tweeted out as correctives.