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‘We do not use our hands’: Royal butler’s advice to eat rice has netizens fuming

Harrold's advice did not go down well with netizens who called him out for being unaware of the different customs and traditions followed around the world.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: March 10, 2021 10:09:48 am
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Not too long ago, Gurinder Chadha’s tweet about her kids eating paratha with knife and fork had left netizens facepalming. Now, it is the Royal Butler’s suggestion of eating rice with cutlery and not with “our hands or fingers” has triggered displeased reactions online.

“Ladies and gentlemen, remember we always use a knife and fork or chopsticks to eat rice! We do not use our hands or fingers!!!” tweeted British etiquette expert Grant Harrold, who served the Prince of Wales from 2004 to 2011. Along with the tweet, Harrold also shared a picture of rice being eaten with a fork and knife.

Read the post here:

Harrold’s advice did not go down well with netizens who called him out for being unaware of the different customs and traditions followed around the world. Some also retorted to trolling and sarcastic tweets.

“I use my hand — I’m right-handed. Happy with that it’s my ancestral practice it’s pretty wonderful you should try it – especially rice you can really mix it with the tips of your fingers what’s in your plate form a bite-size piece and place it into your mouth. Delicious,” wrote a user while responding to the viral post, which has been retweeted over 9,000 times.

Here are some of the other reactions to the post:

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