Internet 1, St. Louis 0.
Twitter user Alek Krautmann's bizarre and widely nested method of cutting bagels – as if they were loaves of bread – has received the meme treatment, with countless snack bars and restaurants their share own interpretations of "St. Louis style.
The posts contained images and gifs of sliced hamburgers, upside-down bowls of cereal and whole bags of biscuits with milk poured in.
"People in St. Louis are actually eating biscuits like these, Tweeted Chips Ahoy! on Wednesday evening.
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Choice, which shared a photo of the chopped burger.
PETA even participated in the campaign.
"No, no, St. Louis," the group tweeted. "The only thing that fixes anything is that #vegan cream cheese exists."
One day later, "#Bagelgate" was still strong ̵
Many users compared the move with Cynthia Nixon's cinnamon and Lox bagel order from last year.
"Which was the worse bagel crime?"
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Meteorologist Krautmann has managed to get support from St. Louisans and tornadoes, but we always have time for bagel slices ", tweeted the National Weather Service of the city.
"(Bread slicing bagels) makes eating easier, especially if you're going somewhere and needing a quick bite," added the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in its cover version. "Bread cut the bagel and you can still dip it in the cream cheese while you walk, drive or tap at your desk. It is easier to eat.
Some locals tried to claim that they had never heard of the "mystery" of the St. Louis Bagel – but Riverfront Times writer Danny Wicentowski says they are just stupid.
the eyes of the outside world, right ? "he said in a Wednesday article, in which he asked Krautmann to stop cutting, especially as Panera gave him free bagels.
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"Loving everything that's good, protect your colleagues and cut them like a human," Wicentowski said. "Our national reputation depends on it."
This story was originally published by the New York Post.