South African chef's picture causes uproar on Instagram
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South African chef's picture causes uproar on Instagram

The South African chef's food is loved by all, but his picture of a chicken head left a bad taste in their mouth.

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JAN, the chef/Instagram

Michelin star chef Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen is loved among South Africans because of his internationally-acclaimed dishes with a South African twist.

Van der Westhuizen has a restaurant in the heart of Nice, France where he serves his exquisite dishes.

However, the chef came under fire recently when he posted to his almost 40,000 followers on Instagram. 

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Instagram did not like Jan sharing a picture of a chicken’s head. The caption of Jan’s picture was ‘Heads up #JanTheJournal’.

Some Instagram users commented 'Hoekom sal jy hierdie post?’ and ‘Not nice’.

Instagram blurred it out and deemed the picture as ‘sensitive content’. 

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Heads up #janthejournal image by @jonathan_kope

A post shared by Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen (@janhendrikvanderwesthuizen) on

From a chef’s perspective, it should not shock anyone, but is it fair to post such a picture to the general public?

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Let Martin Bester know in the comments section below.

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