'Our website was hacked': Shuchir Suri, Food Talk India apologise for 'dick pic', sexist roti meme

Food Talk India, for the past two days, has been in the eye of a social media storm. First, for their sexist roti meme (which thy pulled down after backlash) and second, for sending a 'fuck you' message with what looked like a cross between a dick pic and the middle finger (people are still debating) to a Vagabomb journalist for calling them out for their sexism.

Thursday saw several media houses including, Vagabomb, Firstpost and ScoopWhoop, heavily criticising this move by the founder of the food curation website Shuchir Suri. When Firstpost had reached out to him for a clarification, it had gone unanswered.

However, on Friday morning Food Talk India tagged all those who had written about them, apologising for 'hurting sentiments'(It was not sentiments you hurt. You were just sexist). Shuchir Suri also put out a clarification on his Facebook page coming up with the most common excuse for online faux pas saying their site was hacked.

In a tweet to Shibani Bedi, the journalist on the receiving end of the dick/middle finger doodle, Food Talk India issued an apology:

Here's the full text of the apology Shuchir Suri put out:

The last two days have been very disturbing as we have been dealing with a situation that we sadly brought onto...

Posted by Shuchir Suri on Thursday, 14 January 2016


Updated Date: Jan 15, 2016 17:52 PM

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