Within the world, there are many stereotypes that affect pretty much everyone. Whether it be black, white, hispanic or asian, it’s normally seen as extremely racist or just a bit of banter. But the Koreans took the saying that “white people can’t handle spicy food” to a whole new level.
Although I love a cheeky Nando’s or a curry, it may admittedly apply to other white people. But a Korean restaurant in Canada appears to be causing controversy in a viral image being shared online. The menu has a spiciness ranking, where the least spicy rating of food is labelled ‘white’.
After being upvoted over 7,700 times on Reddit, it has caused a massive surge in arguments over the internet as to whether the menu is racist or not.
Several people have developed a theory to explain why it may be labelled white. Apparently, it’s due to the colour of the Korean broth.
Korean soups are normally flavoured with ‘red’ spice – so if a customer asks for no spice at all, the colour of the soup will be white. Do you think that it was racist? Let me know in the comments.