So apparently the lexicon of things offensive now includes saying what someone called a chicken burger is a chicken sandwich.
Just happened a few hours ago.
I was scrolling through r/food like I normally do. (Background, My wife and I are both in the culinary industry, so looking at this sub and others like it has been interesting at moments). Just like other times I make comments and praise, just general stuff, however, this time...well, this time it went way off.
Someone posted a picture, they labeled it [homemade ]Chicken Burger. For me, and most people, a burger is defined as a minced protein that is formed into a patty and placed in a bun. This however, was a piece of chicken that was breaded and fried and then placed in a bun.
I posted the comment "Chicken Sandwich"......then all hell broke loose.
Not more then 10 minutes later, I received a notification that I was temporarily banned, 30 days, for "shaming" the op. I asked the mod "how" and they replied with...
"Correcting someone in public is public shaming, on top of being incorrect, it's a pretty shitty comment to leave. The US calls it one thing and other countries call it a burger, it's a petty argument that we have little patience for. If you can imagine some weirdo walking up to you eating a chicken burger and going aKSUaLY iTs a SaNdwIcH, you would be shown the door"
I tryed to apologize, by saying
" wow....I was definitely not trying to offend anyone, honestly. I have never been banned before, and If I offended you, I apologize.
The mod then replied, "if you are looking to appeal your ban I would suggest self-reflection on the situation and educate yourself on the whole public shaming thing. Just being outraged isn't going to get you unbanned...."
The F-up gets deeper.......
At this point I was so confused how a simple comment of "chicken sandwich" could lead to this. The more I thought about it the stranger it became, I have been told a whole lot worse in person as well as been DM many rude things, way worse then "chicken sandwich". With this in mind I replied back
" you are being extremely rude. I apologized. Why don't you educate yourself on how someone is being sincere. It's fine I accept the 30 day ban...by the way I am not outraged. Just confused on how saying two words like "chicken sandwich" could trigger you and lead to a ban.
And then, almost instantly, I am now notified of being permanently banned from posting or commenting on r/food.
The last mod comment that was left, including them stating I am not allowed to contact the mods for 30 days; not allowing me to reply, simply stated
" Your ban has been extended to permanent as you clearly are not sincere in your apology or understand your actions. "
I still think this strange and definitely overkill. But what do I know
So....now I am permanently banned from r/food...because of commenting "chicken sandwich" and being labeled as someone who shames others publicly.