'Top Chef' Host Padma Lakshmi Had The Ultimate Response After Magazine Confused Her With Actress Priyanka Chopra
Ah yes, microaggressions are still alive and well in 2019.
For those who don't know, a microaggression is:
"a statement, action, or incident regarded as an instance of indirect, subtle, or unintentional discrimination against members of a marginalized group such as a racial or ethnic minority."
A common microaggression many people of color face at some point?
The assertion that all people that share their race or ethnicity look alike.
You likely know author, actress, model, television host and executive producer Padma Lakshmi best as the host of Top Chef, a competitive cooking show between professional chefs.
Top Chef Season 8 - Richard please pack your knives.... www.youtube.com
Our hearts practically stop whenever she says:
"Please, pack your knives."
This is Priyanka Chopra—actress, singer, film producer, winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant, star of Quantico, Baywatch, Isn't It Romantic? and wife to Nick Jonas.
Everything Priyanka Chopra Does in a Day | Vanity Fair www.youtube.com
It appears The New Yorker cannot tell the difference between the two women.
When they were promoting Padma Lakshmi for their "Celebrity Cartoon Takeover," they tagged Priyanka Chopra in the post.
The magazine eventually took down the post, but not before Padma screen-shotted the mistake.
And absolutely roasted them.
The roast she threw in was perfect.
"Thank you to the illustrious "@nydailynews" for the shoutout 😉 I know to some we all look alike, but 🤷🏾♀️... #desilife #justindianthings"
Mixing up The New Yorker with the New York Daily News?
@PadmaLakshmi @NYDailyNews @NewYorker https://t.co/2ey7tgHzN6— Maysoon (@Maysoon)1577579876.0
@PadmaLakshmi @NYDailyNews @NewYorker At least they didn't tag the photo as "Kal Penn." Silver lining...?— Neena Needel (@Neena Needel)1577579834.0
@PadmaLakshmi @NYDailyNews @NewYorker Oh. My. God.— Moving Forward, Gaining Momentum (@Moving Forward, Gaining Momentum)1577579592.0
@PadmaLakshmi @NYDailyNews @NewYorker Yet never will they forget the é in Timothée Chalamet— K Devan (@K Devan)1577581110.0
@PadmaLakshmi @NYDailyNews @NewYorker https://t.co/VVUPp7D3QV— 𝕒𝕕𝕣𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕟𝕖 ☸️♿ (@𝕒𝕕𝕣𝕚𝕖𝕟𝕟𝕖 ☸️♿)1577579807.0
Chopra has not yet commented on the mix-up herself, but Lakshmi's fans are all cringing with her.
@PadmaLakshmi @NYDailyNews @NewYorker https://t.co/25In72IeJF— Nancy Elyse (@Nancy Elyse)1577582113.0
@PadmaLakshmi @NYDailyNews @NewYorker Epic fail. No more words. #diversitymatters— Dr. Anita M. Cal (@Dr. Anita M. Cal)1577593445.0
@PadmaLakshmi @NYDailyNews @NewYorker Padmaaaaaaaaaaaa there's only one of you and i ❤️ you— barkha dutt (@barkha dutt)1577621172.0
@PadmaLakshmi @NYDailyNews @NewYorker Good grief! 😞 the irony is that it’s all the blonde size 0s on Fox News etc t… https://t.co/JGF7UPIEJA— Neelia (@Neelia)1577635332.0
@PadmaLakshmi @NYDailyNews @NewYorker https://t.co/Fm6dLkPVSE— Rejina Sincic (@Rejina Sincic)1577581693.0
Lakshmi has retweeted some of the comments she found the funniest.
😂😂 @kalpenn https://t.co/rEbSLsaNkv— Padma Lakshmi (@Padma Lakshmi)1577580076.0
I just cackled 😂 https://t.co/s9e9DWAWjO— Padma Lakshmi (@Padma Lakshmi)1577581130.0
In general, Lakshmi produces some really amazing content on her page.
Me in 2020: https://t.co/B0M9LRpwDo— Padma Lakshmi (@Padma Lakshmi)1577734529.0
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Damn, I miss “before” https://t.co/CQlUtNNJ7E— Padma Lakshmi (@Padma Lakshmi)1577198441.0
So for more excellent roasts, head over to her page and give her a follow.