The food squabble came after Twitter user Robert James Russell (@robhollywood) tweeted out on Thursday an illustration he created that ranked nine different types of fries: standard cut french fries, sweet potato, steak fries, cheese fries, waffle fries, crinkle cut, tater tots, curly fries and poutine.
The nine options were placed in a combination of categories ranging from “Good,” “Neutral,” “Evil,” “Lawful” or “Chaotic.”
“Well. I spent way too much time making this,” Russell tweeted. “Presenting: the French Fries Alignment.”
Many Twitter users, however, took issue with Russell’s arbitrary ranking.
“Not enough time clearly...” one person tweeted.
Less than an hour after Russell’s tweet, one Twitter user replied with a semi-altered illustration, swapping curly fries, originally listed as “Chaotic Good,” with poutine, which was originally listed as a “Chaotic Evil.”
“I'm sorry, but with all due respect, I had to make a change,” the man tweeted. One person, apparently agreeing with the slight adjustment, replied “It had to be done. Important work here.”
“Imagine thinking that cheese fries are good and poutine is evil. This is straight up heresy,” a Twitter user said. “If poutine is evil, baby I don't ever wanna be right,” wrote another.
But that wasn’t the only dispute with Russell’s power ranking of fries. Some Twitter users called him out for overlooking fries that they felt were more deserving of recognition.
“Where are wedges?” one person tweeted, while someone else replied “What about chili cheese fries?”
“Sweet potato fries are lawful good,” another tweeted. “Why does your block button look so good all of a sudden.”
Still, it was mostly poutine-lovers, particularly Canadians, who overwhelmingly expressed outrage over the alignment chart. Poutine, which includes french fries and cheese curds topped with brown gravy, originated in Quebec.
“This a blatant attack on the entire nation of Canada,” one person tweeted. Another Twitter user said, “this is a hate crime.”
Another Twitter user, an American, tweeted: “Please don't antagonize Canada. They're like the only country that still kinds of tolerates us.”
There were some, however, who thought Russell’s chart was spot on. “Idk who you are. Or what inspired this. But, you're going up on my bedroom wall right next to my NKOTB and Robert Downey Jr posters,” one person tweeted.
“I'm seriously in awe of you.”