RALEIGH – There are a few things viewed as sacred in the Old North State, and our barbecue is one of them, whether it be tomato- or vinegar-based. So when late night talk show host Steven Colbert, originally from South Carolina, derides North Carolinians as ‘poor, flavor deprived bastards,’ it’s going to ruffle some feathers.
Actually, one of Gov. Roy Cooper’s only redeeming factors is that he was quick to proclaim Colbert’s comments as ‘fighting words.’
— Governor Roy Cooper (@NC_Governor) January 30, 2019
Here, Cooper is absolutely correct. While your preference may depend upon which side of the Old North State you are from, one thing is certain: the mustard-based barbecue prevalent in South Carolina is an abomination.
If only the political values of the Palmetto State could have rubbed off on Colbert a little more, his insults would be a little easier to swallow. A lot easier than mustard-based barbecue.