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Why Do Carrot Hot Dogs Make You So Mad?

Posted On: Jul 3, 2018   |   Posted By: The New Republic

Why Do Carrot Hot Dogs Make You So Mad?

Every now and then, The Washington Post publishes something that provokes uniquely murderous rage from readers across the political spectrum. On May 24, that something was a recipe. For hot dogs. Made of carrots. “If you show up to my cookout with carrot dogs I'm setting you on fire,” NFL blogger Lindsey OK tweeted , one of many threats of bodily harm made in response to Joe Yonan's recipe for charred and steamed carrots. Golf Digest deemed Yonan's recipe a “despicable” and “horrid” idea that would “possibly ruin” Memorial Day Weekend. The conservative news show Fox and Friends aired a two-minute segment poking fun at the carrot dog, too, which featured host Pete Hegseth eating a raw carrot shoved between two buns. Ashley Nicole Black, who writes for the liberal comedy show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, also got in on the fun. “If you put a carrot inside a hot dog bun and call it a vegan hot dog, I will cut you,” she tweeted. Yonan's recipe clearly hit a nerve. “I was very surprised by the vehemence of...

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