Photo: Craig Ruttle / Getty Images
Photo: Craig Ruttle / Getty Images

The last few months have seen Cynthia Nixon say and do some fairly controversial things on the campaign trail.

In her bid to become New York's governor she's described ICE as a terrorist organisation, called for full legalisation of marijuana (and freedom for those jailed for minor drug offences) and waged full-scale war against rival Coumo for neglecting the city's subway. She's also very, very good at Twitter, and even jokingly baits people who describe her as a communist.

But nothing could prepare social media for this week's revelation that her go-to deli order is, as follows: smoked salmon with cream cheese, red onions, capers and tomatoes on a cinnamon raisin bagel.

Gothamist's Jen Chung followed Nixon as she made her controversial order and fielded concern from onlookers, assuring them that she knew exactly what she wanted:

Yeah, sweet and salty, you're right!

Nixon even followed up by confirming her order on Twitter, and offering donators a chance to eat a bagel (one of their own choice, thankfully) with her.

In response to the incident Jennifer Wright – a political editor at large for Harper's Bazaar – decided to spark a conversation, encouraging her followers to share their own favourite disgusting food combinations.

Wright opened the conversation with her own: french fries with chocolate sauce.

The responses came thick and fast.

There was some light-hearted judgement in the thread, but also some disagreement: what even is delicious, anyway?

Not even Wright herself was immune to critique.

Some have even bravely come out to defend Nixon's order.

And the final word, from Nixon herself:

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