President Obama Joined The Anti-Ketchup Movement, But Is He Right?

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You may not know this, but people have ketchup takes. People have hot ketchup takes. People’s ketchup takes are so hot that our own Brian Grubbambassador of all things rationalhad to write a piece validating the desires of certain people to put ketchup on their hot dogs.

It’s not just a few people here and there, either. The ketchup hate is bigger than that. It’s widespread. Anti-ketchup crusaders rove the badlands of the internet, mocking anyone who likes the red stuff (particularly when it’s on hot dogs).

Just look at Thrillist exhibiting zero chill about the world’s best fake blood/condiment:

Serious Eats writer Nick Solares took things up a notch, penning a diss track with the title of a prestige piece:

Then last night, on the long awaited premiere of Anthony Bourdain‘s Parts Unknown, President Obama piled more fuel on the fire:

“Is ketchup on a hot dog ever acceptable?” Bourdain asked POTUS as they slurped noodles in Vietnam like old backpacking buddies.