No joke: Food Network’s ‘Pioneer Woman’ accused of racism when her husband prefers Buffalo over Asian wings

Food Network star Ree Drummond is being attacked because of what some have called a “racist” segment on her show “Pioneer Woman.”

The episode, which aired for the first time in 2012 but has recently been shown again on the network, showed Drummond serving her husband and his friend Asian wings as a prank when they expected traditional Buffalo wings.

For a normal person it might appear to be a simple prank. You tell someone they are getting one thing and give them another. But to the perpetually offended leftists it is a racist segment that means Drummond, her husband and his friends don’t like Asian people.

Eater.com described what it found to be the most racist aspect of the prank.

Earlier in the episode, the Food Network Star explains that her husband loves classic Buffalo wings and she wants to pull a prank on him by serving an Asian iteration. “I like to mess with my spouse, I can’t help it,” she says. The offensive conceit ― that he and his college buddies would be revolted by Asian wings ― was clearly written into the show before it was even filmed.

No, that is the entire point of the prank. If you tell someone you are making them a hamburger and then give them curry they might be disappointed because they “love” hamburgers as her husband “loves” Buffalo wings. It doesn’t mean they dislike Indian people.

It was first called out by the “Thick Dumpling Skin” blog.

There isn’t a single show on the Food Network hosted by someone Asian, unless you count Iron Chef (and we don’t). Why must we watch non-Asian cooks who can’t pronounce “Sriracha” and don’t have a chopstick drawer show us how to make our own dishes? And how come, when they do, we have to watch as their entire family mocks it ― like in this episode of The Pioneer Woman?

Not everyone was convinced of the vicious racist attack against Asian wings.

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Watch the segment and then check out Drummond’s recipes for both wings.

Buffalo Wings.

Asian Wings.

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