Who cares about chef Peter Evans’ activated nuts?
Quite a lot of people, apparently, if you trawl through the news wires, the blogosphere, and Twitter today and see how many have been moved to make snide comments about the chef’s daily diet, as outlined in a Sunday newspaper here.
The host of My Kitchen Rules was asked by Fairfax Media to give an rundown of his diet, which included a high-maintenance line-up of health foods, including alkalised water, organic spirulina, cultured vegies, emu meatballs and the now infamous activated almonds.
The hashtag #activatedalmonds was trending at number one at lunchtime today.
According to the Courier Mail, Pete Evans was trending well until he was replaced by the Melbourne Cup… which is, er, an actual story.
Evans was derided as pretentious, with some comments suggesting that “he sooo put himself in the firing line” which presumably means he deserves to be shot down.
And so many commentators obliged, with ridicule and sarcasm to burn. One even called him “classist” although that’s not really a word.
Really? Over what he eats?
According to News Limited, Evans today responded to the extraordinary barrage of criticism on his Facebook page, quoting German Philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer in his defense: “All truth passes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Second it is violently opposed. Third it is accepted as being self-evident.”
“I’m occasionally ridiculed because I choose to eat a nutrient dense diet, and I find it so bizarre as to why people sometimes find my food choices so offensive?” he wrote.
I don’t know Peter Evans; I don’t watch his show, I have no idea if he’s pretentious or not, but this disproportionate and judgmental ribbing is mystifying.
Rise above, people. Live and let
live eat. It’s not exactly a slow news day… US election, anyone?
If someone came out and said their daily diet consisted of three litres of soft drink, packets of chips, sweets, highly processed cakes and baked goods, no-one would say a word. And yet everyone jumps on someone who clearly puts a lot of effort into his health.
What’s wrong with this picture?