When the World Health Organization (WHO) warned that it was about to classify bacon as a dangerous food, it stepped into some serious pig-ordure with meat lovers.
WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer will soon conclude that processed meats should be placed in the highest of five possible rankings as “carcinogenic to humans,” along with other health hazards like cigarettes.
Because “it’s all about the #bacon.”
— CNN (@CNN) October 26, 2015
— SANDRA JOHNSON (@SANMANFL209) October 26, 2015
— Sir Ken Tucky (@Sir_Ken_Tucky) October 27, 2015
How do we even know they’re right? They condemned butter, cheese and eggs in the past too.
Remember when they said margarine was good for you & butter was bad for you? #Bacon
— Chuck Nellis (@ChuckNellis) October 27, 2015
If it’s good enough for a 116-year-old woman, why not #bacon?
— reFocusZone (@reFocusZone) October 21, 2015
Some tweets raised the question: do we really have to listen to the U.N. anyway?
— Ozetty (@Ozetty) October 26, 2015
— michael (@mikeyb1000) October 26, 2015
Of course, in Canada, they love their Canadian bacon (and a lot of Americans love it too). Comedian Will Ferrell joked that it’s just like regular bacon, but with a difference.
Some tweets waxed fatalistic about the whole bacon thing. We all die anyway–no matter what we eat.
We all die anyway. I’m not going graze my way through life living on grass and leaves, like those crazy vegetarians #bacon
— Funny Tweets (@FunnyThingsUK) October 26, 2015
@CNN NOTHING! haven’t you heard? Everything causes cancer these days… — Curtis Kelly (@HeyGirlPR) October 26, 2015
— Brian Tong (@briantong) October 26, 2015