Many guests were grossed out when Justin Timberlake served bugs as part of the menu for the listening party of his new album, Man Of The Woods.
The menu, which was put together by acclaimed chef Rene Redzepi of Noma, featured two insect dishes: ants served with black garlic and rose oil, and aebleskivers (Danish pancake spheres) served with grasshoppers.
Redzepi is no stranger to cooking these critters, with dishes and even a food lab dedicated to showcasing the deliciousness of bugs. If there's one guy you want to cook insects for you, this is THE guy.
Unfortunately, not many people who attended the party felt that type of way when it came to consuming ants and grasshoppers. Variety reports that many people at the party were "taken aback" when offered the insect hors d'oeuvres, some of whom posted their thoughts on social media.
We just ate grasshoppers and ants with Justin Timberlake, who played us his entire album #ManOfTheWoods before it's released 2/2 ahead of his Super Bowl halftime show. I have tons of feelings about @jtimberlake's new music that I'll share later (we signed an NDA). BUGS = FILTHY? pic.twitter.com/ocgefJOweH— Brian A. Hernandez (@BAHjournalist) January 17, 2018
Bugs are one of the growing fields in the food world, though, as more people search for protein alternatives to meat. While not everyone is quite down yet with eating them, if more celebs like Timberlake advocate for eating the critters, folks may be more receptive to consuming them in the future. Who knows?