We all know South Africa has a number of traditional foods and Russian sausages are one of them. However, a video went viral of a Russian vlogger expressing his concerns regarding a South African advertisement where people are explaining how they love to eat their “Russian sausages”.
In the video, the vlogger says it’s cannibalism and against human rights as one of the women in the ad said “I chop them in half and I deep fry them”.
The video was then discovered by a SA Twitter user who posted: “ This is so hilarious, doesn’t he know we call sausages like that?”
Just ran across a Russian vlogger’s video reacting to how South Africans call sausages “russians”. This is so hilarious, doesn’t he know we call sausages like that? 🤣😭#ILoveEatingRussianshttps://t.co/RrVYnzPgpv pic.twitter.com/EDzyuU2L6z
— lingsss (@lingsss_m) August 4, 2021
According to IOL, the video has caused an uproar amongst Russian citizens after being misinterpreted, as South Africans have been referring to those delicious meaty sausages as Russian sausages since the beginning of time.
Meanwhile, renowned Cape Town journalist Lester Kiewit, took to Twitter to share his opinion.
Fat person here: SAcans call it russians because with the polish migration to SA, they brought with Kielbasa sausage. SAcans also didn’t know the difference between Poles and Russians. So Kielbasa got called the russian (nice little viral ad campaign btw) #ILoveEatingRussians
— Lester Kiewit (@lesterkk) August 4, 2021