Actress Drew Barrymore was heavily criticized for a pizza-based recipe she shared online.
The host of “The Drew Barrymore Show” posted a video to Instagram on Thursday showing her making a pizza and salad dish in her own kitchen. It was a dish she dubbed “pizza salad.”
She begins the video by saying, “If you’re having a day when you’re trying to, like, not eat the bread,” before scraping pizza toppings of the bread base.
She went on to say that she knew her actions would be controversial, but that she was carrying them out regardless because the meal had been so enjoyable.
Drew Barrymore, as seen in the clip, tossed the pizza toppings with some salad components, added some salad dressing, and dug in.
She took a taste and exclaimed, “Wow, this is surprisingly crunchy and tasty.”
A flood of comments flooded in after she posted, with users divided on her “controversial pizza-eating approach,” as reported by BuzzFeed.
In response, many people suggested that the actress cut out the bread and eat the pizza alone.
‘Girl… just eat the pizza. It’ll be OK,’ one person wrote.
“Girl, just eat the pizza! Ay Dios mio lol,” chimed in another.
Many people voiced their dismay that the Hollywood star had wasted the bread from the pizza.
The person who said, “OK Drew, you really crossed the line with this one,” was being dramatic.
A different Internet user commented, “Oh Drew, I normally love you, but I can’t with this. a tiny portion of me died seeing the toppings be scraped off the pizza.”
People reacted with outrage, but others offered advice on how to reduce food waste.
“This really pisses me off,” said one commenter.
To avoid wasting food, why not just get a salad, another person said.
‘Just purchase olives and don’t waste the poor pizza,’ another user chimed in.
Barrymore made waves a few weeks prior to the popular tweet when she broke down in tears during an interview with ex-boyfriend Justin Long.
From 2007 through 2010, they had an on-again, off-again relationship. Even though Barrymore called their relationship “immature,” she still grew emotional while explaining to Long how much they’ve gone through together.