Throughout history, people have been ridiculed and ostracized for enjoying things others find repulsive. That history continued this week when a woman went viral for dunking her chicken in a cup of soda and then EATING it.
The controversial foodie, Alexa Greenfield, was being recorded watching the U.S. Open with her nephews on Monday when the camera operator caught her eating her unconventional snack.
Twitter was aghast over the 26-year-old’s strange food combo, with users voicing criticism and concern over what they assumed would make for an unappealing meal.
But Greenfield is defending the soda tenders. The tennis fan told Sports Illustrated she’s been dunking like that since she was a little girl, after her dad told her it helps cool the tenders off.
She explained to the publication:
“I don’t even know if that was really why he was having me do it. I can’t remember not doing it, literally.”
She doesn’t do it all the time, though. Greenfield claimed she only dunks her tenders in soda “once or twice a year” and was hungover when her routine was being filmed.
While many on Twitter were quick to snack shame, others encouraged Greenfield to let her chicken tender freak flag fly:
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) September 3, 2018
@ everyone watching the US Open, did anyone else see that psychopath dipping her chicken tenders in soda?
— Little Jimmy (@littlejimmy9) September 3, 2018
Who ever dips chicken fingers in their coke deserves to go to jail
— nicole savini🦋 (@nicolesavini) September 5, 2018
— myjah (@FlyaThanMaija) September 3, 2018
As someone who loves to dip pizza crust and breadsticks in Coke, I’m very OK with the chicken finger in Coke dip. People should try it before judging…https://t.co/7T9ktgdrMP
— Christina Warren @ XOXO (@film_girl) September 4, 2018
Chicken fingers in coke, tbh I'd try that.
— Dean Daley (@deancwdaley) September 5, 2018
Don’t be ashamed, gurl. Own it!!
[Image via ABC News/YouTube]