Yeah, anyone being supposedly "offended" over this is hard for me to get my head around..too.
Hi, Piper! :)
Hi, Will. I've not been on here much at all for awhile now, but it's always good to 'see' you. :)
I was considering this post a little more, after I answered. I'm remembering that people have often been quite outraged, when some cultural food hasn't been the way they think it's supposed to be. Like a Cuban sandwich, for instance. I'm thinking maybe the "outrage" is just a lot more visible and vocal these days...with Twitter and such.
Hey will-- I had a buddy best friend who was from Jamaica, he had to explain to me their use of pea really means a bean. Now getting uptight about a recipe seems silly to me. I don't like jerk chicken so neither way would I bother to make it.
An apology was not necessary in any objective sense, except that perhaps Ikea was afraid of losing "offended" Jamaican customers.
IKEA is getting a lot more publicity from their mistake. The complainers have made this a hot topic for the company who will reap the benefit. The complainers are the ones who look foolish now.
In Jamaican people say peas but their peas are what everyone else calls beans. Don't worry jerk chicken isn't that good anyhow
Right I never knew where ikea was from until reading these links.