Disney’s ‘Healthy Gumbo’ Recipe Taken Down After Outcry From True Gumbo Lovers

09.14.16 3 years ago 5 Comments


Gumbo is a polarizing topic. Louisiana’s famous stew has been known to inspire passion and even murder (though we’re hoping the murder bit was a fluke thing). Now, it’s uniting the state in collective cyber outrage toward Disney.

Here’s what happened: recently, Disney posted a video on its social media outlets for “Princess Tiana’s Healthy Gumbo.” Princess Tiana is the cooking-savvy main character of Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, a movie that takes place in New Orleans. So it only made sense for Disney to publish a gumbo recipe in her name, right?

Maybe — if they’d done it right. The problem is, Disney’s recipe included some very non-gumbo ingredients, like kale and quinoa. And, scandal of scandals, it didn’t even start with a roux. You’ve got to start with a roux! What monster doesn’t know that?

The post soon went viral, even inspiring a hashtag, #GumboStrong. Outraged Louisianans came in full force to express their ire at Disney. Some of the greatest tweets:

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