Ali Wong this week sat with Kelly Clarkson on a talk show, kelly clarkson showto discuss her new hit series, beef, dropped on Netflix on April 6. During the segment, the two played a game called “Kelly and Ali Can’t Stand It”.
One round, Ali ate Asian food with non-Asian people and spat out about her beef. laughed. “Do they Americanize it?”
“No, that’s only when I went. When I lived in New York, a lot of stand-up comics were like, ‘Well, take me to Dim Sum. I want to go to Dim Sum,'” Ali said. Told.
“Then going to dim sum, they said, ‘What’s that?’ ‘Yeah, what’s that?’ ‘What’s that?’ “And they’re basically asking, ‘Why isn’t that a sandwich?’
“Oh, I wouldn’t do that,” Kelly exclaimed, annoyed by the behavior as well.
“Also, the dim sum is all pork and shrimp. Please eat it as is,” said Ali. Kelly revealed that she’s allergic to shrimp, but admitted that she loves pork.
“I’m not that kind of person. I generally try anything,” Kelly said, with Ali agreeing, emphasizing that it’s mostly the over-the-top questions that frustrate her.
Kelly then believes Ali’s Beef will be about people who, although they claim to love Asian food, eat only the most basic, Americanized versions of it. “I love Indian food,’ and it’s like chicken tikka masala,” Kelly said.
“People squeak and ask a lot of questions,” Ali said.
“I don’t like people being ashamed to eat,” Kelly added. The two then agreed on their mutual dislike of people who “suck your yum.”
“Okay, go ahead,” Kelly concluded the round. “That was very helpful. You’re welcome, America.”
While the degassing session took place in the context of a talk show game, fans were happy that Kelly actually gave Ali space to talk about her “beef,” citing people’s disrespect for Asian food. It was associated with Ali’s fatigue and frustration in response.
That said, if you’re trying food from another culture, be careful and ask well-meaning questions politely, rather than insulting that culture or host.
Have you ever tried food from your culture and dealt with someone who was offended or annoyed, knowingly or unknowingly? Let us know what you think in the comments below!