Want to LOL? NYT suggested adding peas to guacamole and the internet went nuts

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It started as an innocent summer afternoon Tweet from the New York Times, suggesting that green peas might brighten up your guacamole. “Trust us,” the Times said.

The backlash was harsh and immediate and will probably go on for days.

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Check out a few of the reaction Tweets, below. If you want more, some hilarious responses are curated on Poynter.org.

Scroll down for reactions from President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush.

Even the president of the United States weighed in: “respect the nyt, but not buying peas in guac. onions, garlic, hot peppers. classic.”

On the GOP side, Jeb Bush agreed with the president.

And Texas Republicans equated the idea to a declaration of war on their state!