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Do NOT mess with the BBQ snobs.

If you talk about politics or religion on Twitter, you can expect that somebody is going to blast you for your opinions. But if you post something barbecue related, be prepared to get fully charbroiled. Especially if all you have is a sad picture of some brisket and a couple of pickles.

Such is the problem for the @munchies Twitter account which posted a link Sunday to its story about how Brooklyn BBQ was trying to take over the culinary world. The story itself isn’t necessarily the problem (though anybody outside Brooklyn would probably shake their head at the assertion). It’s the photo accompanying the link that turned Twitter apoplectic.

The reaction was quick and decisive.

And don’t even think about comparing Brooklyn BBQ to the food that hails from Texas or Kansas City.

All of which is to say: Please don’t try to post a BBQ photo online when there’s nothing but BBQ snobs lurking about. They’ll leave you with nothing but burnt ends.

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz

Josh Katzowitz is the Weekend Editor for the Daily Dot and covers the world of YouTube. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. He’s also a longtime sports writer, covering the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.