Queer Eye got rebooted by Netflix earlier this month, and the Internet quickly fell head-over-heels for food and wine guru Antoni Porowski's Strokes T-shirts and avocado advice. But despite his good looks and charm, some people are calling into question his ability to actually cook.
The show sees the Canadian-born star revamping makeover subjects' kitchen habits, teaching them easy tips for entertaining guests — too easy some might say. We see him make kid-friendly recipes like guacamole, grilled cheese and hot dogs over the course of the first eight-episode season, and Twitter is roasting him for it.
To be fair, the dude is working with clients whose idea of a fancy cocktail is a "redneck Margarita" consisting of whiskey and Mountain Dew, but the backlash is nevertheless hilarious.
See some of the reactions from Twitter below.
Everything in those pork tenderloin canapes was pre-made.— Ali B. The B stands for "Black Panther" (@wtflanksteak) February 22, 2018
Wow, thanks to Queer Eye's Antoni for teaching me how to make this simple but elegant antipasto plate for when guests are coming over! pic.twitter.com/2TxOFB82gG— Mitch Feltscheer (@mitchfel) February 14, 2018
The division of labour on queer eye is very uneven. Bobby has to redo an entire house by himself & Antoni teaches them how to make a sandwich.— Leila Latif (@Leila_Latif) February 19, 2018
The BF: "Antoni gets less ambitious each episode. He's probably gonna end up making hot dogs at some point"— The Gay Burn Book (@SouthernHomo) February 13, 2018
Me after watching the last episode of Queer Eye: pic.twitter.com/0MjuHSMSNK
Is this Antoni from Queer Eye? pic.twitter.com/Qo9WGrXYFb— Colm (@clommy) February 22, 2018
i gotta say, this is definitely the best dish antoni served up on queer eye for the straight guy! pic.twitter.com/LJHvk0KQno— eric eidelstein (@ericeidelstein) February 19, 2018
queer eye rn— Downs (@clairecdowns) February 20, 2018
Tan: I showed him hats
Jonathan: I trimmed his beard
Karamo: I asked him about love
Antoni: I showed him an avocado
Bobby: Fuck me I have to rip up the flooring, build a deck, de-hoarder the bedroom, install a dishwasher, and create a full-scale mural of Cuba
"My husband is dying and I want to cook him one last meal."— Mike T (@majtague) February 22, 2018
Antoni from Queer Eye: pic.twitter.com/F68cTVNE2a
you just have to try this fun and simple cocktail hot antoni made on queer eye pic.twitter.com/4v0lNNCHhD— stephen (@SPRinNYC) February 19, 2018
That said, plenty of viewers appreciate Porowski's simple tips, which give the show some much-needed levity on the road to self-transformation.
Yes, we all know he's hot it's why I follow him on Instagram and suggested he have a solo cooking show.— Ira Madison III (@ira) February 15, 2018
I love Antoni because everyone else is making these people cry and unearthing their inner ticks and he's like "I'm gonna show you how to peel a tangerine." Which a good reprieve from all the crying I do each episode. #QueerEye— Phillip Henry (@MajorPhilebrity) February 14, 2018
jonathan, tan, bobby and karamo on 'queer eye': i'm gonna completely re-invigorate your self-perception not solely by changing what's on the outside but teaching you new holistic ways to love, accept, cherish and respect your inner self.— bēn (@benvyle) February 14, 2018
antoni: have u ever sliced an avocado b4
The new Queer Eye is like...a body positive hug wrapped up in an embrace that deconstructs toxic masculinity and sometimes that Antoni guy is like hey this is how you cut an avocado— Alisha Rai (@AlishaRai) February 17, 2018
Antoni from Queer Eye: "Today I'm going to show you how to make Ramen Noodles."— Brian Moylan (@BrianJMoylan) February 20, 2018
Porowski himself is even in on the joke now, pandering to one Twitter user's request for him to "say 'avocado' again plz" — and admitting that it's "the only food word that I actually know."