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MasterChef judge Jock Zonfrillo had fans in stitches on Friday after sharing a bizarre ad to his Instagram where he discusses the eggplant and, more specifically, the X-rated meaning for the vegetable's emoji.
Jock captioned the bizarre post, "Help me reclaim the eggplant from being the global innuendo that is a d*ck."
"The eggplant emoji, is actually used as a d*ck," the chef says in the video, seemingly shocked.
"It's not a d*ck, ever. And much to my horror, I jumped online because I didn't believe it," he then read aloud the Internet’s definition, "'The eggplant emoji is a long purple eggplant but it's really just used to represent a penis.'"
"I'm not doing it. I'm not doing the whole eggplant/d*ck thing. Nah, it's not in the Zonfrillo repertoire. Not happening and we're going to reclaim the eggplant."
He continued, "So, for the next four weeks, I'm going to do a really beautiful eggplant recipe to try and reclaim some dignity for this poor guy, I mean this beautiful vegetable, not a penis. So, tune in over the next four weeks for four super simple recipes using a eggplant, if you don't want to call it an eggplant, call it an aubergine, but that's it, no penis."
Fans were quick to comment on the video with one cheeky fan commenting, "Will part two of this series be reclaiming the peach?" To which Jock simply replied, "Ooft."
Another fan wrote, "You’re going to need to offer up a peen substitute if we’re no longer allowed to use the eggplant..." With Jock responding that he was hoping Instagram would figure that out, the fan then jokingly added, "You can’t create a big kerfuffle and then not contribute in finding a solution! This matters, dammit! People need to express themselves through veg."
Another user joked, "If it's purple, it should probably get looked at."
"Good luck with that one!" someone else wrote, while another said, "You're going to need to offer up another peen substitute if we're no longer allowed to use the eggplant."
One fan wrote, "The PSA we all needed."