Politician and television star, Cynthia Nixon, has split the internet after footage of her peculiar bagel order has gone viral.
The internet can be a lot of things. Although its invention and evolution have been pretty incredible and has ultimately changed our lives for the better, it can also be a pretty toxic arena. People take advantage of social media and of being able to find anything or contact anyone at the touch of a button and is not always a good thing when it comes to certain web users.
Much of that toxicity can come from fallings out online. Folks voicing their opinions and digitally shutting down anyone who might oppose them. However, internet arguments don't always have to get nasty. There are some subjects that leave the internet divided and the results can be pretty hilarious, particularly in the food world.
The latest example of that reared its head when a video of Sex And The City star turned politician, Cynthia Nixon, went viral this week. The five-minute clip, which you can check out in full below courtesy of Gothamist, features Nixon in a deli ordering a bagel. Sounds pretty normal, right? Especially for someone in New York City. But, when you find out the specifics of Nixon's order then you might not be so nonchalant about it.
Nixon opts for a cinnamon raisin bagel (so far so good), and then proceeds to add lox, red onions, cream cheese, capers, and tomatoes to it. In our books and many others who have seen the video, this sounds wrong on every level. A sweet bagel with all of these savory toppings? It has been labeled by some as the new pineapple on pizza quandary, the original controversial food that had people split before the internet was even around.
Nixon has since defended her breakfast bagel choice, telling reporters that not only does she eat it on the go but also creates the exact same combination when at home, exclaiming "don't knock it until you've tried it." Rapper El-P, an investor in Frankel’s Delicatessen & Appetizing, is firmly on Nixon's side. He tweeted that it was a risky bagel choice, but he has tried it in the past and the combination of sweet and savory really works. We think we'll pass, but on what side of the foodie argument do you fall on?