Critics repulsed by child’s alarming 'struggle meal': 'Shattered my reality'

Kelsey Weekman
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If you’ve ever been pressed to create a meal out of the mismatched food items left in your pantry, you understand the gist of a “struggle meal.”

One of my favorite struggle meals is pasta with salad dressing on it. It’s not gourmet, but it gets the job done.

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Maybe you haven’t had time to go to the grocery store, or maybe you’re just lazy, but the struggle meal can be a beautiful thing.

Take it from TikTok user aleekipipe, who shared a video as she confronted her brother over his unusual snack.

In the video, she asks him what he’s eating.

“Well, crackers and ketchup, because it just looked good and I was doing this since before the virus,” he said with a smile on his face, clearly a bit embarrassed about the confrontation.

“So you’re eating cookies and ketchup?” the TikToker asked before saying “OK” and quickly walking away.

Commenters found the brief interaction to be extremely relatable — and a bit repulsive.

“Every part of this exchange shattered my reality,” one user wrote.

“Get lil man some help,” another joked.

“He’s onto something, we just aren’t on his wavelength,” a third wrote

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