Just when you thought 2017 would end without any more ridiculousness, one U.K.-based grocer said, “Hold my beer.”
Marks & Spencer is now selling seedless avocados to help curb the epidemic of what doctors call “avocado hand.” Not only is there no pit, you can now eat the skin so there isn’t even a need to cut the thing open, saving people who can’t figure out how to cut an avocado from injury. That’s right. People have cut themselves so often while preparing avocados that the injury has it own name. Some folks on social media are very confused about the need for seedless avocados while others are just over babying a group of people who can’t slice an avocado. Here’s what the Internet had to say about these avocados.
The need to create seedless avocados to help people avoid injury is baffling the masses.
Makes you wonder how people in places like Ethiopia, where avocado has been produced & consumed daily, since forever, survived all these years. https://t.co/B6rEUk7BCJ
— Abeba Birhane (@Abebab) December 11, 2017
It is a miracle that millions have been able to cut open avocados for generations without dying or losing a hand. Either these civilizations are steeped in witchcraft or they are gods.
People ?? just ?? don’t ?? get ?? it.
Just saw the thing about seedless avocados. Apparently this is being done so people don’t hurt themselves.
On an avocado. pic.twitter.com/e2JhiLUv7x
— Yes, THAT Casey. (@LightningCasey) December 12, 2017
What’s next? We’re going to start pre-peeling bananas so people don’t strain their wrists? It’s ridic.
Some concerned citizens of planet Earth are calling out what they see.
I just read about how great a seedless avocado is because people keep cutting themselves. If you can't handle cutting an avocado then youre a dumbass
— Dylanator (@TheOneDylanator) December 11, 2017
Damn. That’s harsh, buuuuuut kinda true.
Maybe those risking their lives for some guac should avoid knives all together?
Seedless Avocado's so people won't hurt themselves.God.Maybe those people shouldn't be handling sharp knives anyway.
— Sharon L. Ballantyne (@ballantyne_l) December 11, 2017
If you can’t be trusted to handle a knife, just ask a responsible friend to do it for you.
That sentiment is being echoed by others.
hey seedless avocados are great and all but ppl really need to learn how to cut an avocado properly. no one should be cutting their hands unless theyre not paying attention?? in which case, just stay away from knives in general
— sadcop (@corokossa) December 11, 2017
Some people really tried to find a way to defend it, but came up short.
Like seedless grapes, I get. Seedless watermelon was community service. Seedless Avocado was just you wasting grant money
— Skitz Mcgurk (@skitzMcgurk) December 10, 2017
“Wasting grant money.” ?
It is really exposing the weakest of the human race.
Seedless avocados are for weak people who want fake avocado toast.
— Alard J. Schnabel (@AlardJSchnabel) December 11, 2017
Some are even doing the labor of explaining how to safely slice an avo without losing an arm.
Seedless avocados? Really? ?
It's not hard to cut an avocado without cutting your hand. You simply take the avo & place the knife in the middle & turn the avo in circular motion. Twist both sides& open.
— Taylor Smith (@HurtfulTruth13) December 12, 2017
So many people are just plain offended.
How dare someone insult a beautiful avocado by making an evil GMO seedless twin.
— Aybee (@Baleena) December 11, 2017
GMO (genetically modified organism) isn’t accurate since they are just unpollinated avocado blossoms but the feeling is understood.
Oh yeah. They are also not feeling this edible skin thing.
Learning about the seedless avocado with edible skin on Santacon eve is honestly a lot
— DWB (@dwbronner) December 8, 2017
We’re going to need a minute to process.
If you or someone you know needs help in learning how to prepare avocados without hurting yourself, check out the video below.
See. It is that easy.