When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner, there are a lot of heated topics we try to avoid. But we didn’t expect that one of those topics would be the actual food on the table. Despite the fact that mac and cheese is the favorite Thanksgiving side of the South, apparently not everyone is a fan.
Earlier this week, Gabriel Malor, an attorney from Oklahoma, shared some #hottakes on mac and cheese on Twitter. And let’s just say plenty of people were less than impressed — including J.K. Rowling. Always one to speak her mind, including shutting down Donald Trump Jr.’s thoughts on Halloween candy and stopping mansplainers in their tracks, we knew the author would have some choice words on the subject.
Malor started by sharing his thoughts on the comfort food favorite in a series of tweets. “PEOPLE. Macaroni and cheese is not a good food,” he wrote (incorrectly — we’re big fans of macaroni and cheese here at HG). “It will never be in the category of good food. It sometimes happens when you have kids or you’re in college or something. That’s it.”
But the tirade didn’t end there. He continued, “There are so many better things you could be doing with that elbow pasta. If you make mac and cheese with it, I am judging you. And you are coming up short… I know you don’t want it to be true. But deep down, you know it is. Macaroni & cheese at Thanksgiving is a dish that says your ma doesn’t love you enough to mash another potato.”
Woof. Talk about not mincing words.
And being totally wrong, by the way. This is practically a miracle food.
Rowling, always the voice of reason, decided it was time to take a stand. She, like many on Twitter, wouldn’t let macaroni and cheese’s good name be maligned any further.
J.K. Rowling put a stop to the argument with three simple words.
She quote tweeted Malor, adding the caption, “Reported and blocked.”
The Harry Potter author knows not to mess with cheesy carb goodness. And people agree.
The tweet has racked up more than 80,000 retweets and nearly 300,000 likes.
Time to boil a pot of water and crack open a box of Kraft. (We’ll save the fancy stuff for the big family feast.)