Philly’s Twitter Account Is Making You Angry With The Mayor’s Cheesesteak Order — Don’t Fall For It – Philadelphia Inquirer
Some disagree with him because of Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney’s policy. Maybe other people are doing the same thing now because of their cheesesteak orders. But people are crazy about these pictures.
On Friday, for National Cheesesteak Day, the city’s Twitter account commemorated the event by tweeting Kenny’s alleged cheesesteak order: American cheese, onions and ketchup. suspicious, but to make matters worse, it was accompanied by photos An unknown would-be monstrosity—we hesitate to call it a cheesesteak, and the mayor’s office later confirmed it isn’t—with pickles, banana peppers, and a thick drizzle of fire-engine-red ketchup.
Within an hour, the tweet had garnered over 53,000 views and several angry replies. But we are not assuming that these pictures are honest.
While we can’t say for sure, between the poorly framed photos and the city’s repeated use of the smiley face emoji, it looks to us like a classic case of anger-harassment.
What Is Rage Torture And What Has It Got To Do With Cheesesteaks?
Rage-baiting, also known as rage-farming, is a common practice on social media where content creators publish things that will intentionally make viewers angry. Generally, the goal is to earn virality because let’s face it, when people are crazy about a tweet or video, they share it.
On TikTok, well-known grumpy farmer Ryan Gavlik would intentionally call espresso an “expresso” or bite into a whole KitKat bar without breaking it, with the goal of boosting their engagement. It turned out to be a fascinating move for his career, he told Insider.
Intentionally bad and gross takes are especially popular in the food scene. Like tabletop nachos. Or, more recently, a “scratch-made” pasta mix made from boxed pasta that inspired an outcry.
The city’s tweet, we suspect, is no different. When a user replied, “This can’t be real,” the city’s account replied, “????,” referred to as a “grinny face,” a pale face with clenched teeth, The meaning is to express bewilderment or awkwardness.
The photos are also particularly gross, almost resembling something from the popular Boys Who Can Cook Instagram page — a meme account that posts pictures of intentionally bad-looking food — or hearkening back to 2013 when Martha Stewart was criticized for her ugly food. Photography redeemed by online audiences for.
It’s worth noting that the Philly account’s food photos appear to be the original source. A Google reverse image search could not track down any other places where they were published. Meaning someone in the mayor’s office may have actually made that meal.
TeaPhotos do not match Kenny’s normal order
Some mild social sleuthing was able to quickly confirm the fact that Kenny has a true taste for the Americano, the onion and ketchup combo. His press team later confirmed this to The Enquirer. A spokesperson said he also recommended the Trainwreck Cheesesteak at Bake Cajun Cafe for a less traditional order.
But he never ordered pickles, raw tomatoes and whatever was placed in those pictures.
In fact, the mayor posted a tweet from his own account about National Cheesesteak Day with an apparently normal-looking cheesesteak (Although he opted for ketchup) is being collected at the Reading Terminal Market and then going to his table.
In 2018, Kenny tweeted about a trip to Max’s, where he found American cheese, onions and — not ketchup, but hot sauce. Acceptable!
What is the city saying on its tweet?
On Twitter, the city’s account admins are determined to do something — and they’re using a lot of GIFs in the process.
But when asked about the photos by The Inquirer, a spokesperson acknowledged that they were not of cheesesteak at all, but would be a loaded steak.
,[A] The Steak Hoagie with Works (order shown on Philadelphia’s Twitter account) is not for everyone,” he said in an email. “But that’s the beauty of cheesesteak—you can make it your own!”
When pressed on why they would post photos of steak hoagie on National Cheesesteak Day other than out of spite, a spokesperson did not immediately respond.