This week, Ali Wong sat down with Kelly Clarkson on her speak present, The Kelly Clarkson Present, to debate her new hit collection, Beef, which dropped on Netflix on April 6. In the course of the phase, the 2 performed a sport referred to as “Kelly and Ali Cannot Stand It,” whereby Kelly presses a button that spins and randomly selects a “beef” for them to rant about.
In a single spherical, Ali vented about her beef with getting Asian meals with non-Asian folks. “You’re 100% speaking about me,” Kelly laughed when the spinner stopped. “Do they Americanize it?”
“No, it is simply once I go — once I was residing in New York, a bunch of stand-up comics can be like, ‘Properly, take me to dim sum. I need to go to dim sum,'” Ali mentioned.
“Then we would go to dim sum, and so they’d be like, ‘What’s that?’ ‘Ew, what’s that?’ ‘What’s that?'” Ali mentioned. “And so they’re mainly asking, ‘Why is that not a sandwich?’ It is like, ‘You requested me to take you right here!'”
“Oh, I do not try this,” Kelly chimed in, additionally aggravated by the conduct.
“Additionally, with dim sum, it is all pork and shrimp. Simply eat it,” Ali commented. Whereas Kelly revealed she’s allergic to shrimp, she confirmed that she does love pork.
“I am not that particular person. I’ll usually attempt something,” Kelly mentioned, to which Ali agreed, emphasizing that it is principally the extreme questions that frustrate her.
Kelly then shared that she thought Ali’s beef can be about individuals who declare to like Asian meals however solely eat probably the most fundamental, Americanized model of the dish. “They’re like, ‘I really like Indian meals,’ and it is like hen tikka masala,” Kelly mentioned.
“It is extra that persons are squeamish and ask a ton of questions,” Ali mentioned.
“I do not like when folks meals disgrace both,” Kelly added. The 2 then agreed on their mutual dislike for folks “yucking your yum.”
“And there you go,” Kelly concluded the spherical. “That was so useful. America, you are welcome.”
Whereas the venting session occurred within the context of a chat present sport, followers have been comfortable that Kelly gave Ali the area to really discuss her “beef” and associated to Ali’s exhaustion and frustration with folks’s impolite reactions to Asian meals.
So, that is all to say, in case you’re making an attempt meals from one other tradition, attempt to be aware and ask any well-intentioned questions respectfully fairly than insult the tradition and your host.
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