The internet has been abuzz with the news of lifestyle guru, and professional chef Martha Stewart’s website epically failing when it confused photos of durians for jackfruit.
Her website recently published an article titled “Here’s Exactly How To Use Jackfruit”. Unfortunately, the article featured a nice photo of durians instead of jackfruits.
The article, so blatantly wrong, had a line about jackfruit appearing right before a picture of the durians that said, “This tropical fruit, often grown in India and southeast Asia, has a texture that can be an excellent substitute for meat”
Obviously, netizens were totally triggered by this.
— Melodious (@ahfugs) September 10, 2018
— Sumisha Naidu (@SumishaCNA) September 11, 2018
Excuse my language, but WTH?! Durian and jackfruit are miles apart. Durian skin is spiky. The flesh is creamy. Jackfruit doesn’t have thorns. The flesh of the fruit is firm. And we never compare the two to tofu. Ever.
— thatsmyfullname (@thatsmyfullname) September 11, 2018
Shame! Martha Stewart can’t tell between durian and jackfruit! https://t.co/RSPNKjkMvi
— Edgar Ong (@edgarong) September 11, 2018
Martha Stewart, this is NOT a jackfruit, this is a durian. Please get your fruits right, thank you! pic.twitter.com/0fp7Kp2kWc
— E Mansor (@EMansor888) September 10, 2018
Martha Stewart confusing jackfruit for durian and writing a whole post about how to use it?
*laughs in Southeast Asian*
— syafiqah (@syaf_J16) September 11, 2018
The article carries picture of durian instead of jackfruit 🤦♀️🤣
— misshka 🏁🇫🇮 (@misshka) September 11, 2018
Yes, but on the other hand, the mental image of a white person attempting to use durian in the place of jackfruit is pretty awesome. “But this is what Martha said I should use! I believe her, not some Asian person!” 🤣 https://t.co/u5hq9e4jRm
— Jack Teng (@MyBossIsADroid) September 10, 2018
Dear @MarthaStewart, these are not jackfruits. These are durian. Come to Southeast Asia and see for yourself. One whiff and you’ll never mix them up again. https://t.co/mYejiTvAyB pic.twitter.com/K4OdPrvywS
— Kirsten Han 韩俐颖 (@kixes) September 10, 2018
#EpicFail . How can the DOMESTIC QUEEN @MarthaStewart write an article about using jack fruit as a substitute for meat but use a picture of durian? How hard is it to #Google image “J A C K F R U I T”? Can these celebrity #white folks get our SE Asian fruits correct? #Asian pic.twitter.com/2aZZcdqNkU
— ThisAsianWomanSays (@echewy) September 10, 2018
oof they will be in for a big surprise if they confuse the two. Durians are no joke. pic.twitter.com/qG3vJxuta3
— 🌚 best cake is a mooncake 🌝 (@sallyyuelin) September 10, 2018
Since the outburst from netizens, Martha Stewart’s website has removed the images of the durians. We’re still waiting for them to find correct photos of jackfruits though.