Woke TikTok users outraged as they claim Britons ordering a 'Chinese' sounds racist
By Jack Walters
Published: 05/05/2023- 17:00
Updated: 05/05/2023- 17:43
Woke TikTok users have sparked outrage after claiming Britons who say they are ordering a “Chinese” sound racist.
A series of clips have been uploaded to the social media platform showing predominantly American users ridiculing Britons over their language.
The transatlantic takeaway TikTok feud started after a prominent US-based TikTok star suggested the lack of the word “takeaway” could be misconstrued as racist.
Soogia, who has amassed more than 1.7 million TikTok followers, said: “I know it’s not intended to be racist but it feels like it is.”
Soogia, who has amassed more than 1.7million TikTok followers, kicked off the social media debate
She added in her caption: “So there’s NO CONFUSION, I am NOT calling any of these people rey-cist.”
It is common for Britons to drop the use of the word takeaway or even restaurant, with people in the UK also saying they are going for an Indian or heading out for an Italian.
Defending the language choice in the UK, one TikTok user commented: “They’re not racist, they’re English people being lazy.”
Another wrote: “Bro we call our own breakfast A FULL ENGLISH.”
A third added: “I’m not even from the UK and understand why they say it for any fast food/takeaway.
“It’s not rocket science to understand it. This is such a reach."
But American TikTokers also appeared to question the dishes ordered as a part of a standard Chinese takeaway in the UK, with the inclusion of chips and curry sauce causing the most concern.
American TikTokers also appeared to question the dishes ordered as a part of a standard Chinese takeaway in the UK, with the inclusion of chips and curry sauce causing the most concern.
Despite American jibes on TikTok, Chinese cuisine remains extremely popular in the UK.
A YouGov survey from 2021 revealed that one-in-four people list Chinese as their favourite takeaway.
Indian food ended up in the number one spot for 17 per cent of Brits as it finished in a distant second-place.