American expat apologises after branding Aussies ‘LAZY’ for the way they eat sushi – before listing three things she loves about life Down Under
- American expat Kelsey Bullis blasted Australians for the way they eat sushi
- She believes it is lazy to serve it in rolls rather than in bite-sized pieces
- But after widespread backlash, Ms Bullis, who lives in the ACT, has apologised
- She posted a TikTok video listing the things she loves about Australian culture
- They include coffee, humour and healthcare, which is free for Aussie citizens
An American expat living Down Under has apologised after branding Australians ‘lazy’ for the way they eat sushi.
In a video uploaded to TikTok, Kelsey Bullis argued sushi rolls should be sliced into bite-sized pieces, saying she had a ‘bone to pick’ with the way Australian restaurants typically serve the iconic Japanese dish.
Following heated backlash from Aussie viewers, Ms Bullis – who is believed to live in the ACT – posted a follow-up clip to ‘make up’ to everyone she has ‘offended’ by listing what she loves about Australian culture.
Among her favourite things are Australia’s ‘life-changing’ coffee, sense of humour and world-class healthcare, which is free for all citizens.
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American expat Kelsey Bullis (pictured) argued sushi rolls should be sliced into bite-sized pieces, saying she had a ‘bone to pick’ with the way Australian restaurants typically serve the iconic Japanese dish
Following heated backlash from Aussie viewers, Ms Bullis (pictured) – who is believed to live in the ACT – posted a follow-up clip to ‘make up’ to everyone she has ‘offended
‘I’ve got a bone to pick with you Aussies, okay,’ she said.
‘Even if you’re not Australian, don’t scroll, the whole world deserves answers to this question.’
Holding an avocado roll in front of the camera, she asked: ‘What is this, huh?’
Ms Bullis said Australians take the term sushi roll ‘too literally’, insisting they are designed to be sliced before eating so that soy sauce can be drizzled evenly over each chunk.
Sushi rolls are a popular and affordable lunch staple in cities across Australia, with prices ranging from $2.80 for a vegetarian flavour to $3.50 for classics such as salmon and avocado.
Ms Bullis declared the practice of eating roll whole to be ‘pure laziness’, before telling viewers: ‘Don’t come for me.’
But dozens did, with many telling Ms Bullis to cut the rolls herself if she was so adamant on eating them in individual pieces.
”Pure laziness?’ Okay then. Cut it yourself if you don’t like the roll,’ one woman replied.
‘Australians don’t need them in dainty little slices,’ said a second, while a third added: ‘We’re Aussie, we ain’t picky.’
Ms Bullis (pictured) received heated backlash from Aussie viewers for her opinions on sushi rolls
At least 500 viewers urged Ms Bullis to ‘go home’ to the US if she was so upset by something so trivial.
Her apology attracted attention of a different kind, with many describing Ms Bullis as a ‘good sport’.
‘Us Aussies can be a little thin skinned over some of our stuff, food is definitely a touchy one,’ one person wrote.
‘I’m sorry you felt you needed to do this, but it’s sweet you’re trying,’ added another.