Donald Trump eats fried chicken with a knife and fork and he's being ridiculed for it.
The Republican presidential nominee tweeted a photo of himself, silverware in hand, beside a bucket of KFC Monday while aboard his personal jumbo jet.
The response on Twitter was harsh and swift.
"No plastic knife & fork available on the plane to enjoy that bucket of dainty KFC? Or is that the Trump RV?" wrote @jfreewright.
@MichaelSkolnick questioned Trump's fitness for the Oval Office after seeing the photo. "Dude, are you using a fork and knife to eat KFC? Unqualified..."
And another Twitter user feared how the KFC debacle might snowball. "If Trump is down in the polls a month from now he's gonna buy a national TV spot where he eats a KFC Famous Bowl with his hand."
Just like in my bit. A disgusting failure pile in a sadness bowl. And, on the left, some KFC. https://t.co/DDw2gDXVnH— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 2, 2016
If Trump is down in the polls a month from now he's gonna buy a national TV spot where he eats a KFC Famous Bowl with his hands.— Matt Chistman (@cushbomb) August 2, 2016
No plastic knife & fork available on the plane to enjoy that bucket of dainty KFC? Or is that the Trump RV? https://t.co/qwjOqL1BRK— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) August 2, 2016
These are just a few of the thousands of critical responses to Trump's preferred chicken-eating method, an onslaught that is not quite new to the billionaire.
Trump faced a similar backlash in 2011 when he appeared in photos eating pizza with Sarah Palin in Times Square, both of them with plastic knives and forks in hand.