Ikea recently introduced the sorriest Jerk chicken platter to the menu in it’s cafeteria.
The Swedish furniture company took what is probably the most popular Jamaican dish an, well… white washed it. The uninspired version featured white rice and green peas (WHITE RICE & GREEN PEAS!!).
Twitter, of course, went wild with reactions like, “This is what happens when you try and cash in on a culture with no input from that culture whatsoever.”
Ikea seem to have a new dish of jerk chicken 🤨with rice and GREEN PEAS.
More commonly referred to as Fückerjïē in store.
— Dane Baptiste 👊🏾♥️👨🏾🚀🌍 (@DaneBaptweets) September 12, 2019
Now, people should know better than to order Caribbean food at the Scandinavian eatery…ijs 🤣 https://t.co/22spvwqHGz
— Lisa Branscomb (@LifeBliss_Lisa) September 14, 2019
It’s literally white rice and garden peas 😭 @IKEA did you even Google it?!
If you were confused, beans are called peas in the Caribbean.
This is what happens when you try and cash in on a culture with no input from that culture whatsoever.https://t.co/Ste2tLFs6l
— Eleanor Langford (@eleanormia) September 14, 2019
Rice and Peas is traditionally made with Kidney Beans or Gungo Peas. I actually prefer Gungo peas taste so much nicer. One thing for sure its never made with green peas. #ikea #jamaica https://t.co/eCTUAZipe2
— SoFrolushes (@SoFrolushes) September 14, 2019
IKEA really put peas in white rice…sold it with jerk chicken and callled it rice n peas? LMAO
— Que (@ique_x) September 14, 2019
Luckily this travesty was only forced on UK shoppers. Ikea has since apologied and is “reexamining” their strategy.
you went to ikea, from swedish people. expecting actual jerk chicken & rice n peas?😂 https://t.co/z1JxCLEoFf
— marty mcfly 🎃 (@mellowwmatty) September 9, 2019
Lawd a mercy!