Racism is terrible, there's no room for debate on that. But sometimes terrible things can also be terribly weird.
Today we're going to talk about instances of racism that left the victim confused more than hurt. Because, apparently, some people need to be told that Asian women are allowed to be named Lisa.
One Reddit user asked:
And fam, I cannot handle it. Some of these people legitimately seem like they mean well - which kind of makes things worse, honestly.
A Kobe Fan
Ok I'm a 17 year old half black male and I'm at the counter at McDonald's, taking orders and such and then this old guy comes up to the counter to order. This was a week after Kobe Bryant's death (I'm not exactly a sports person but it's important to the story)
So I do the usual "Hi sir how is your day going?" And what happened next was the most surreal customer experience I've ever had.
He goes BEHIND THE COUNTER and puts his hand on my shoulder and asks "Are ya a Kobe fan?" Not really thinking because this creepy old dude is right behind the counter I respond with a confused "Yes?"
He goes on to say "Oh I could tell by the color of your skin"
I was really uncomfortable and I nudged over for my coworker to save me and she luckily comes to my rescue by saying that I needed to go sweep and that she'd finish the order. That is still my weirdest customer experience to date.
To See How My Dark Skin Would Reactcoffee winks GIFGiphy
I have a few, but the one I was most confused about happened when I was at the mall. I'm a dark-skinned Black woman and I live in Canada. Even though it's a predominantly white country Black people do exist and it's very multicultural and multiracial so this incident can't even be thrown to a "never seen a Black person" territory.
So, I was at the mall with my sister going down the escalator and there was this white woman behind me holding a coffee in her hand. So as we're going down I feel a light touch on my back and I turn around and she just looks at me in shock.
I realize she was trying touch my skin. This is not that uncommon as many people touch me or my hair without my consent which is another story entirely.
I let it go cause I didn't want to assume anything and it could have been an innocent touch. So I turn around. And all of sudden I feel hot coffee on my back.
This women poured her coffee on my back intentionally. At first I thought it was accidental so before she says anything, I started to reassure it's okay, because who would purposely pour coffee on another person.
But she just keeps looking at the place she poured the coffee just repeating "Wow. I've never seen skin that dark. Wow. Wow. Look at how it slides down. So soft. Wow."
And then it clicks she poured it intentionally to see how my dark skin would react to the coffee. This incident still shocks me today and I just remember thinking....did that just happen?
Sing Something Black
I was asked to sing at a graduation event in college. I was asked because I have experience in musical theater and singing in general and they wanted a member of the faculty to do it.
The director of the faculty sent me at least 10 voice messages telling me what he wanted me to sing. It was just different forms of "something black". Like the first two audios he suggested like 10 black artists, then he said I should sing something from [a black city I am NOT from], then he said something about how it should honor my "roots", then he said he wanted me to sing something soulful, then he went back to mention other black cities he assumed my family was from.
The director and I are from the same city and live in the same neighborhood. By the end of it I was so confused. Also this happened last week and I still don't know what I'm gonna sing but I'm really into the idea of rickrolling him.
I was hanging outside a bar with my current boyfriend and a bunch of other people when an homeless woman sauntered up and said to my boyfriend, "Do you like sleeping with that gook with her sideways vagina?"
Everyone went quiet and she just walked away.
The weird bit was that I was the only person there that didn't know that the word was a slur. So I just stood there really lost after hearing some really old-timey racism.
We Just Wanted Dumplings
My friend's story not mine.
She was invited to another friends house for a dumpling party. It's where a bunch of friends get together and everyone brings dumplings. Everybody gets to eat some and take some home with them.
The host had a friend from school come as well and at the end of the night, that friend said, "Thank you for the cultural experience."
She was completely serious. Lady .. we just wanted dumplings. Sometimes woke goes too far. But now we say that jokingly to each other whenever we go get Chinese food.
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My friend invited me over his house and his parents allowed me to stay the night. I was a teen at the time and during dinner his dad said if I wanted to sleep over he was cool.
Well the next morning before I left his grandma asked me to pull out my pockets before I left to make sure I didn't steal anything. To date I've never felt more dehumanized.
I know the feeling. I had cops with guns drawn on me, cuff and slam me on the hood of their car, pull everything out of my pockets and threw it on the ground. They put me in the back of the patrol car and asked what gang I was a member of. I told them the biggest gang in the world, the United States Navy.
They looked at my leave papers, apologized and said they thought I was part of an Asian gang and released me.
The Wrong Slur
Went to a bar while back visiting my hometown. Small town in the Midwest. Drunk, angry hillbilly looks at me and says "filthy wetback".
The brazenness took me off guard, so I wasn't even offended. After the situation sank in, I got my friends and we left, because who knows what a racist piece of sh*t and his friends might try to pull if we hang out too long.
Also, I'm Asian, so if he's not even smart enough to call me a ching chong and not a wetback, he's probably more dangerous than a normal racist.
I went to college at a diverse school - it wasn't like it was at all unusual to encounter Asians. One fresh September day, we have the first TA-led group session for a course.
I was one of the earlier students to arrive, so I chitchat with the TA. She praises my English in a patronizing way, which is a bit off-putting given that I've lived in this country for the vast majority of my life and speak English more fluently than any other language (and not to brag, but test scores and my eventual career suggest better than your average Canadian). I do not have any accent at all.
Once we're all settled, she goes around asking for names, and writes them out on the board to help her remember. When she gets to me, I say "Lisa".
She writes down... Lee Sah.
I laugh and tell her that it's spelled the usual way.
She responds that she's sorry, but she's not sure what the usual way is.
I finally get though when I say "like the white kind of Lisa."
I'm white, but have a good story:
A family member was (is?) convinced president Obama was born in Kenya and his birth certificate was fake. The family member's main "evidence" is that the hospital, Kapiolani medical center, sounds like a fake and made-up name.
One minor flaw in this logic: we lived in Hawaii for several years. We've been to Kapiolani Medical Center--it definitely exists.
As someone who grew up in Hawaii (ironically near Kapiolani), you'd be surprised how many people don't really know that its a part of the US. I've applied for jobs here in the mainland and I've had managers ask for my immigration papers or my passport when filling out my w2 forms.
Dreamy And Racist
Brown guy. I was with a girl I was dating. We had a tender moment ruined when, while cuddled in my arms, she said:
"Sometimes you think a race of people is not attractive and that you would never date one, but one comes along who is so incredibly pretty that he changes your entire world."
I sat there for a moment because she meant it as a complement and she was being all day dreamy in my arms while at the same time I realized how grossly racist it was
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Asian American, I was born and raised in the Midwestern USA and English is my first and only fluent language. I got a fix-it ticket for a burnt out headlight a couple years back and before getting it replaced I ended up getting carjacked at gunpoint. The guys ended up totaling the car in a high speed chase with the police.
A couple days later I go to my assigned court date for the aforementioned ticket and explain that I won't be getting my headlight replaced since, ya know, I got f*cking carjacked and had a shotgun stuck in my face.
The clerk to the judge (middle aged white lady) looks at me and with a straight face and says: "What? Don't you know kung fu?"
I don't think she meant to be malicious or racist but it's amazing that people are that daft. It's pretty messed up how open racism towards Asian people is just tolerated since we're 'model minorities' and considered to be timid and subservient.
Donuts And Respect
I went to this 24 hour donut/bagel spot. This woman approached me before I began sinking my teeth into a lox sandwich and said: "Just because you're Mexican doesn't mean you don't deserve respect"
That's it. Just said it and dipped. I felt like her intention may have been wholesome, but her execution was poor and came off as her trying to to convince herself that I'm deserving of respect.
Hoo BOY I have a particular confusing racism story I continually bring up:
I was working when a middle-aged white lady came up to me to ask some things. I answered her, it being my job, and she made a face and asks:
"Hey that's an odd accent you have, where are you from?"
I answered "Mexico"
and she said "Oh... you know you're quite tall and pretty handsome, you could get away with telling people you're Italian so you know..."
At this point she left. I was just frozen and baffled. She said this like it was earnest life-changing wisdom.
In America We Don't Do That
I'm an American born Asian. Freshman year of HS, this Mormon kid from Utah moved to my school in a wealthy and very diverse East coast suburb. Randomly, the Mormon kid would say something to me in passing as if in response to something I said or did to him earlier in the day. Except I never talked to the guy and had no idea what he was talking to me about.
I would just shrug and ignore his odd confrontations with me.
One day I'm sitting near all our duffle bags stretching between races at a track meet. The Mormon kid comes up to me and starts scolding and lecturing me that: "In America, we don't just go into other people's belongings and borrow stuff without asking. we have to ask permission, and if the answer is yes, then you can borrow something..."
He was literally explaining to me how I should behave since I'm in America now. I just give him an evil eye mixed with disgust and contempt for lecturing me about something I didn't do, as though I'm a newly immigrated 5 year old.
Still, I'm confused as f*ck about him, thinking he must be psychotic.
Ten minutes go by and another kid I barely know comes up and grabs a hat from the Mormon kids bag in front of me. It's an Asian kid, fairly newly immigrant from China. This kid is a good 40 pounds lighter than me. Completely different haircut. No resemblance to me at all other than also being Asian.
He tells me he's been f*cking with this racist Mormon kid since day 1. He's been pulling pranks like, in this instance, repeatedly taking his hat from his duffle bag and giving it to someone else to wear.
Racist Mormon kid thinks it's me pulling pranks on him this whole time, because he can't tell 2 completely different looking Asians apart from each other. I'm Japanese, tall, and have no accent. The prank boy is Chinese short, and has a very Chinese accent. I already mentioned the hair.
All I could do was shake my head Captain Picard Style.
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Nothing brings out the secret hate like a physically threatening force that justifies deeply internalized racism.
The Coronavirus is a serious problem. The threat has spanned multiple parts of the globe, taken the lives of 2,707, and infected 80,370.
But something must be pointed out: the overwhelming majority of people across earth do not have the virus. This is true even for people in or from China, where the virus first broke out.
Unfortunately, many people apparently think every single Chinese person has the virus.
Those people also think that every person of Chinese descent living in another country also has the virus.
They also think every Asian person is a Chinese person.
A slew of incorrect conclusions like that creates a plenty of day-to-day issues for people.
harmony-rose asked, "Asians, what type of racism have you endured since the Coronavirus came out?"
Multicultural When It’s Convenient
My favorite Chinese restaurant has lost massive amounts of customers in the past month. It used to be one of the most popular places to eat, but because the entire staff is Chinese, people are afraid to eat there anymore.
I'm just enjoying the uncrowded buffet.
A five/six/seven? year old boy saw me come on a train and yelled "it's corona time!"
Year of the Brat
My parents put up some decorations on their front door for chinese new year's (red banners with gold lettering around the door frame) and someone egged the house.
Weird When They Make an Errand of It
Am Chinese. People. Keep. Shouting. At. Me.
I'm a pretty small 14 year old girl and I literally had a grown man follow me down an alleyway shouting about how I should go back to my country and how I'm infectious.
I was at a groccery store in the alcohol department. I was minding my own business and then these college students begin to slowly walk towards me whispering and giggling, "Pst. We need to put on our masks."
They stopped about 6 feet away from me. I looked at them dead in the eyes and coughed. Then I said, "Your health care should be able to cover for that."Giphy
Wouldn’t Do Much Anyway
I was on a Delta flight, and as people boarded the plane, they would see me and cover their face.
I'm a Korean-American, and have been living in the Midwest for 30+ years.
THAT PERSON KNOWS MORE ABOUT ILLNESS THAN YOU
A friend (Chinese doctor in the UK) had a patient walk out of the room as soon as they saw she was Chinese.
Has Never Been Subtle
The amount of times I've been picked up by an uber driver who then "subtly" puts on a mask is hilarious.Giphy
A Lot Going on Here
I'm not even Asian but someone asked me if my mother brought the "Kung Flu" with her.
We're from Mexico.
If I'm waiting in line and it's really long, i just cough and say "man this cough has been getting worse ever since I got back from China."
Line clears up pretty quick after that.Giphy
My Asian friend said that as he was passing outside of a primary school a group of kids yelled at him "its Corona time" . He stopped and approached the gate and said " oh no i feel a sneeze coming " and the kids ran away.
Even if the Assumption was Correct, Would NOT Recommend Charging Into Closer Contact
Some lady demanded I leave a public area next to a shopping center. When I refused, she left, and then charged at me a few minutes later, this making me slam my head into a metal trash can.
Kids are Always the Cruelest
Not an Asian but there is this one Asian kid at my school and he got shut in a cupboard during math because he needed to be 'quarantined' while the teacher wasn't looking. Then they pushed a table in front of the cupboard so he couldn't get out.
A Very Poor Response
I went to Hong Kong and Taiwan to visit family during fall break and my teacher who had known about the trip and announced it to the class.
The entire class mutually agreed to put me in the back corner and make me wear a face mask every time I step in.
It Spreads Through the WIRES, man!
I'm not even Chinese. I'm Indian. I made the mistake of saying that on a Minecraft server and got myself banned lmao.
Reason by one of the admins "cause of corona virus spreading around the world."
Zero Subtlety Whatsoever
Recently got blood work done at a lab. The waiting room is split into two halves. About 9 chairs on one side wrapping around the walls, and another 7 chairs on the other half. I'm on the side with 9 chairs and seated at the very end.
I look up and see everyone is sitting next to each other filling up the 7 chairs and staring at me and whispering.
A Gigantic Escalation
I coughed because I swallowed my water incorrectly and someone near me told me to go back to where I came from.
John Legend Slams Rightwing Pundit For Racist Tweet About Bong Joon-ho's Historic 'Parasite' Oscar Win
Bong Joon-Ho made history this weekend with his film Parasite, the first foreign-language film to take home an Oscar for Best Picture at the Academy Awards.
Parasite also won in the Best Foreign Language Film and Best Original Screenplay categories, and Bong received the award for Best Director.
Not everyone was happy about the South Korean director giving the majority of his acceptance speech in his native language, however.
Right-wing pundit Jon Miller decided to chime in with his two cents on Twitter. He was evidently quite unhappy with Bong's choice to speak his own language and a Korean film winning Oscars .
Miller—who works for Fox News reject Glenn Beck's The Blaze—posted:
"A man named Bong Joon Ho wins #Oscar for best original screenplay over Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 1917."
"Acceptance speech was: 'GREAT HONOR. THANK YOU.'"
"Then he proceeds to give the rest of his speech in Korean."
"These people are the destruction of America."
A man named Bong Joon Ho wins #Oscar for best original screenplay over Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 1917. Ac… https://t.co/x3oJ5hENgQ— Jon Miller (@Jon Miller)1581299047.0
Singer-songwriter John Legend wasn't having any of it, though.
"Do they pay you for these dumb takes or is this something you do for fun"
@MillerStream Do they pay you for these dumb takes or is this something you do for fun— John Legend (@John Legend)1581301978.0
Legend wasn't the only one to take umbrage at Miller's casual xenophobia, though.
Celebrities and everyday people alike joined in dunking on Miller.
@MillerStream Imagine living such a charmed life that your biggest fear is Korean screenwriters speaking their nati… https://t.co/QcFV5lzHw5— Andrew Solender (@Andrew Solender)1581300348.0
@realJacobAirey @MillerStream It’s not an overreaction - overreactions are when you’re right but you’ve over done y… https://t.co/cBHODyUTuy— Tom Brennan Blue Checkmark (@Tom Brennan Blue Checkmark)1581299613.0
@MillerStream Xenophobia is a hell of a drug.— Sleeping Giants (@Sleeping Giants)1581299817.0
@MillerStream god if you’re this scared about ONE Korea, I have bad news for you— Sam Sykes (@Sam Sykes)1581303548.0
Miller quickly tried to backpedal and claim people were misinterpreting his tweet.
But his revised interpretation isn't really any better. Complaining because a Korean film and filmmaker won the awards is just as problematic when numerous British films have won with no such complaints.
1917—one of the films Miller claimed should have won—is categorized as a British film.
“These people” are obviously not Koreans but those in Hollywood awarding a foreign film that stokes flames of class… https://t.co/rnMVN6dKrI— Jon Miller (@Jon Miller)1581301683.0
Miller didn't clarify if it was the Whiteness of the cast or the language they and the filmmakers spoke which made 1917 acceptable and Parasite not.
Referencing another historic Oscar moment—Māori filmmaker Taika Waititi's Indigenous land acknowledgement during his acceptance speech—writer and former child star Mara Wilson made an important point about languages.
@MillerStream You’re right, technically he should have said “thank you” in the Tongva language— Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson (@Mara “Get Rid of the Nazis” Wilson)1581301873.0
Xenophobia and racism really aren't a good look. And backpedaling instead of just apologizing definitely didn't win the support of any of Miller's detractors.
Parasite won 4 academy awards based on its own merits and Bong giving his acceptance speech—a very emotional thing to do—in the language he's most comfortable with just makes sense.
Monty Python's Terry Gilliam Says He's A 'Black Lesbian In Transition' In Bizarre Complaint About White Men Being Blamed For Everything
In an odd attempt to claim that White men are the true victims of all society's ills, instead of the people who hold the most power in much of the world, Terry Gilliam decided to claim that he is a "Black Lesbian In Transition."
The 79-year-old Monty Python and the Holy Grail director made his claim during an interview with The Independent while he was supposed to be promoting his new film, The Man Who Killed Don Quixote.
Instead of promoting his film, Gilliam went on a bizarre rant about how White men are the real victims.
To take his pity party one step further, he said some of Harvey Weinstein's victims were "adults who made choices."
"There are many victims in Harvey's life, and I feel sympathy for them, but then, Hollywood is full of very ambitious people who are adults and they make choices."
He also called #MeToo a "witch hunt."
"Yeah, I said #MeToo is a witch hunt. I really feel there were a lot of people, decent people, or mildly irritating people, who were getting hammered. That's wrong. I don't like mob mentality. These were ambitious adults."
Gilliam demonstrated a complete lack of understanding of power dynamics and systemic oppression with his" not all men"-esque complaint that "I didn't do it!"
"I understand that men have had more power longer, but I'm tired, as a White male, of being blamed for everything that is wrong with the world. I didn't do it!"
Alexandra Pollard, the interviewer for The Independent, attempted to explain the concept of privilege to Gilliam, but he interrupted to complain about being called out for claiming to be a Black lesbian.
Apparently Gilliam does not at all understand why that obviously false statement might be wildly offensive to most people.
"It's been so simplified is what I don't like. When I announce that I'm a Black lesbian in transition, people take offense at that. Why?"
He backpedalled and claimed that he could be "half Black" when the interviewer contested his claim, despite the fact that he had just referred to himself as a White man.
"OK, here it is. Go on Google. Type in the name Gilliam. Watch what comes up. The majority are Black people. So maybe I'm half Black. I just don't look it."
Gilliam went on to complain about how he doesn't like the terms Black and White.
"I don't like the term Black or White. I'm now referring to myself as a melanin-light male."
Twitter users were not particularly sympathetic to Gilliam's worldview or his rant.
@ava @The_Lady_Red @alexjpollard "I didn't do it but I was more than happy to benefit from the power structure that did"— Hester Mofet (@Hester Mofet)1578159294.0
@alexjpollard @whatneildid I don't understand why so many white men feel personally attacked when it's pointed out… https://t.co/l0dvRK0ZM5— Pippopotamus 🏳️🌈 (@Pippopotamus 🏳️🌈)1578146152.0
@alexjpollard In which he seems to suggest that clever women just wisecrack their way out of rape situations. Hones… https://t.co/Oj9Izthl4d— Sali Hughes (@Sali Hughes)1578139961.0
@alexjpollard @LockettDown Wow. This line here says everything I need to know: “No. When you have power, you don’t… https://t.co/2EngVTPkcu— Jules Rivera (@Jules Rivera)1578155134.0
@thatkat @alexjpollard Good take. He is such a misogynist, he decided 'This writer lady (Alexandra) is here to inte… https://t.co/OOaw8Bclo7— End All Pointless Wars Now 🎥 🎸 ☮️ (@End All Pointless Wars Now 🎥 🎸 ☮️)1578166700.0
@KateWilliamsme @alexjpollard Yeah I loved how he talked about The Youths pushing off responsibility and blaming ev… https://t.co/rtB0V4fFHN— Mackenzie Kincaid (@Mackenzie Kincaid)1578191549.0
The interview ended with a bizarre and troubling comment from Gilliam, after his publicist returned to tell them that time was up.
"I don't know how you got stuck with me in this mood, I just love arguing. And if you've got a point, you should be able to argue your thing. But I'm not going to hit you."
For those struggling with the concept of power dynamics and systemic, institutional biases, the book White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism is available here.
Maybe someone can send Gilliam a copy.
'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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So for more excellent roasts, head over to her page and give her a follow.