Governor Roy Cooper responded on Wednesday to talk show host Stephen Colbert's criticism of North Carolina barbecue.
On the "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" Tuesday night, the comedian poked fun at the Tar Heel State's beloved barbecue. Colbert grew up in James Island, South Carolina.
Gov. Cooper responded on Twitter, tagging Colbert and saying, "Those are fighting words, @StephenAtHome. Vinegar and tomato have their place -- y'all have a mustard problem."
Colbert's joke started with a mention of last week's big story – the disappearance and rescue of 3-year-old Casey Hathaway.
Colbert doubled down by adding, “I welcome your vinegar-stained letters you poor, flavor-deprived bastards."
This isn't Colbert's first time bashing North Carolina barbecue. He has previously referred to North Carolina barbecue as a "sauceless, vinegar-based meat product."