Matt Pearce, a journalist for the Los Angeles Times, has been publicly humiliated after neglecting the banana that came with his Somali food, which is a cardinal sin while consuming the cuisine. Pearce, who admits that he is "a food idiot," sat down for a meal at Maashaa'alla Restaurant, an authentic Somali restaurant in Cedar-Riverside, Minnesota.
Update: I'm worried about doing permanent damage if I go further. The banana might get stranded on base this inning. pic.twitter.com/di10bLmWXo— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) May 12, 2016
Pearce was confused when the server brought out a banana alongside his enormous entree, and he called it an appetizer in a tweet.
@BrentNYT a huge thing of lamb and basmati rice. the banana was brought as an appetizer— Matt Pearce (@mattdpearce) May 12, 2016
That is when the Internet stepped in to correct him.
@mattdpearce THIS IS TRIGGERING. EAT THE BANANA WHITE BOY— Safy-Hallan Farah (@SafyHallanFarah) May 13, 2016