That someone would post a racist comment to a food post was the farthest thing from my mind. But, in Facebook, someone did. In Twitter and Facebook, I posted the following message: “Mango pudding in the freezer; now about to try my hand at making the South Asian yogurt-based drink called lassi.” A Filipino responded with: “Amoy panike yan pag Indian (It smells of bats if it’s Indian) hahaha.” Naturally, I reported the comment to Facebook and ticked the option to kick the commenter from the Pinoy Cook page permanently and delete his comment.
You know, most Filipinos are so touchy about racist jokes when directed at us (remember the Desperate Housewives and Jay Leno incidents?) but some think it’s harmless and funny when the joke is directed at another race. I don’t find it funny.