Just when we thought you could turn to Disney for an authentic experience, the entertainment giant has let us down: Disney is catching flack today for sharing a”gumbo” recipe in honor of its 2009 movie “The Princess and the Frog.”
The heathy recipe sounds tasty enough. But it featured shredded kale and quinoa (and completely lacked roux), in a stew no self-respecting New Orleanian would call gumbo. The recipe went viral for its vileness, derided on Facebook by Louisiana natives for butchering the essence of the dish.
Disney cried uncle, pulling the video from the movie’s Facebook page a few hours later. Now, it has now removed all traces of it online.
But, blessedly, its legacy is preserved in internet amber. There’s a t-shirt which reads “not in my gumbo” underneath a bowl of kale that’s been crossed out in red.
And while the original comments on the original video posts have vanished, commenters are using the ironic hashtag #GumboStrong on other content posted on Disney’s page.
And people’s own comments are alive and well:
— DJ Soul Sister (@djsoulsister) September 14, 2016
— Heather (@BlakeHeather) September 14, 2016
— Brittney (@IAM_Brittney) September 14, 2016
You’d almost think Disney was suggesting we put peas in our guac, or something.
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