As one of the world's largest social media platforms, Twitter has seen it's share of polarizing debates, but the latest opinion rivalry is one no one could have predicted.
From politics to religion to people's favorite sports teams, Twitter has been ground zero for countless heated disputes.
But recently a new conflict has been brewing, and we might not make it out of this one alive.
Lines are being drawn, sides are being taken, and as the divide grows and tensions continue to rise things are threatening to spill out into an all out blood feud over a topic that nobody saw coming -- coleslaw.
Ok, maybe things aren't that bad, but considering this coleslaw is we are talking about people do seem a lot more passionate about it than one might have expected.
The most visible recent example began with MSNBC host Ari Melber, who came down decidedly in the "no" column when it comes to the subject of coleslaw:
Coleslaw is so bad it seems like it should be healthy, if we are eating something this wack—but I don’t even feel like it is healthy?— Ari Melber (@Ari Melber) 1552955598.0
Food debates are nothing new. While some people may swear by mayonnaise, others consider it "the Devil's pudding."
For some, cilantro adds a delightful citrus flavoring to almost anything, but for others, it's a despicable weed that tastes like grass and soap.
And of course there's the age old debate between honest, hardworking, decent human beings and those who put pineapple on pizza.
But who knew that convictions were just as strong when it came to coleslaw? The question is, how deep does this go?
The thread that followed Melber's condemnation illustrated just how deep the divide seems to be.
@AriMelber No Ari. You’ve never had good coleslaw.— Gayla Collins (@Gayla Collins) 1552956108.0
@gayla_gayla @AriMelber Neither has anyone else. https://t.co/dOy1M9uwMv— Kathy B (@Kathy B) 1552959637.0
And just like that the coleslaw wars were on. Melber certainly doesn't stand alone in his low opinion of the slaw.
A simple Twitter search reveals Twitter's dark underground of anti-slaw sentiment.
@AriMelber https://t.co/DGfaKObYdH— RickeG (@RickeG) 1552962461.0
Proper way to eat coleslaw https://t.co/QMHsKq1kJV— Ashleen suhaila🇰🇪 (@Ashleen suhaila🇰🇪) 1551540119.0
@A_suhailaa If you eat coleslaw you worship the devil I don’t want to argue— Tooda🖤⚡️ (@Tooda🖤⚡️) 1551676630.0
@A_suhailaa @Andromeda1986 Coleslaw is disgusting!! I approve this message. https://t.co/GDYzODMOpC— Nothing Without Intention 🦄 (@Nothing Without Intention 🦄) 1551709450.0
@thebigspikey @A_suhailaa @Reedjeyy https://t.co/JGhbDedfFI— Tedi Mariah Love (@Tedi Mariah Love) 1552278794.0
Though slaw-supporters seem to roll pretty deep as well.
@A_suhailaa @Kaneciamulani How dare you disregard coleslaw https://t.co/XN3FR4UsLh— C (@C) 1551712809.0
@AriMelber Have you tried putting it on a sandwich as an addition to your cheese and/or lunch meat, lettuce, tomato, and onion? Yum.— Sassycatz (@Sassycatz) 1552955722.0
@Sassycatz @AriMelber It makes hotdogs tastier by 10 orders of magnitude! https://t.co/vfwSycnw8y— βehrαng (@βehrαng) 1552993102.0
@AriMelber Melber, d'fuq is wrong with ya?! Coleslaw is super dope. Caveat: yes it's best when used as a palate c… https://t.co/4t8CMlPySa— Mookie (@Mookie) 1552957064.0
But a closer look suggests the pro-slaw community may not be as united as they look -- disputes about ingredients and the "proper" way to eat it seem ready to divide them from within.
@AriMelber Also, IMHO, the best thing for making homemade coleslaw is Salad Cream. The sweetness and mustard help e… https://t.co/8SIAR263A2— Arkenor (@Arkenor) 1552981991.0
@AriMelber The only coleslaw that is edible is made with vinegar. Nothing good ever came of mayonnaise (see, e.g.,… https://t.co/LGr8mJ6nha— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers) 1552970374.0
@AriMelber Coleslaw heavy on the mayo is a hate crime.— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer) 1552956694.0
@AriMelber No mayo coleslaw is healthy and delicious. Red cabbage, red wine or apple cider vinegar, thin sliced app… https://t.co/PhxVyIbn00— hella tidy (@hella tidy) 1552955818.0
@AriMelber Coleslaw is more palatable if you make it with organic dried sour cherries, gorgonzola crumbles, and a s… https://t.co/b4ICrPx2rg— 🏝 Devin Nunes’ Sister’s Parakeet 🦜 (@🏝 Devin Nunes’ Sister’s Parakeet 🦜) 1552968893.0
@kim @AriMelber that sounds interesting but thats not coleslaw.— Mia Nill (@Mia Nill) 1552969208.0
@AriMelber Not all coleslaw is created equal.— Sunny Stone (@Sunny Stone) 1552959641.0
As in any war, there are always those trying to broker peace, but who knows if it's enough to bring an end to these bitter hostilities.
@AriMelber Coleslaw is one of those foods that comes in massive variety. Search for the coleslaw that's right for you!— Arkenor (@Arkenor) 1552981589.0