If you were on Twitter this weekend, you probably saw a debate over the alleged Swedish custom of not feeding house guests. Even Swedish pop star Zara Larsson weighed in.
The conversation went viral on the app after Twitter user @SamQari shared a screenshot of a Reddit thread about “the weirdest thing you’ve ever had to do at someone else’s house because of his culture/religion”.
A Reddit user replied that they stayed in their Swedish friend’s room while their friend came downstairs for dinner. “He told me to WAIT in his room while they ate,” the commenter explained. “That c–t was f—ing wild.”
User @SamQari misunderstood the custom.
“Not here to judge but I don’t understand this,” they wrote. “How are you going to eat without inviting your friend?”
Check out his viral tweet below:
Several Swedish Twitter users weighed in on the alleged custom in the comments section.
“As a Swede, I can confirm that,” wrote. “I would find it weird to feed someone [else’s] child if they have just played. A slumber party, sure they have food.”
“As a Swede, I wouldn’t say it’s really a matter of culture,” said another reflexive. “It has more to do with guests arriving unsuspected and there not being enough food for everyone. We only prepare enough food that we think we can eat.”
“It’s very common in Swedish homes,” adds another added.
Larsson retweeted the original post and shared his thoughts on it.
“The peak of Swedish culture,” she wrote.
The “Lush Life” hit-maker shared a bit more about the custom in a series of posts.
“LISTEN, this is something that only happens with kids. My family always would have done it, a lot of families would have done it, but it wasn’t uncommon to go and play at friends’ houses where they left you in your friends room or told you to go home and eat you live 2 minutes away,’” she explained. “It’s crazy but true.”
Larsson said it was “kind of fun” in a way. “It gave me time to snoop around their room, maybe even steal a pair of Bratz shoes if I was feeling frisky.”
“I wasn’t even sad about it, it’s just like that,” she told a fan.
Although she answered a few questions and explained the situation, Larsson didn’t seem interested in talking about the subject any longer.
“How tired I am of this question already,” she tweeted.
Check out all of his tweets below:
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