In the first video, she starts by saying, “So, first, what you do is dab it. You get all the oil off. And then, authentic New Yorkers—they like to cut the tip off, and they just do a little bite at a time. And if you’re from Sicily, roll it like a pizza pie.”
Later on, she gets even more outlandish with her methods. “Sometimes when people are craving double cheese, they scrape all the cheese into one area,” she says, as she moves all of her cheese towards the crust. After this, she tears off the bottom part of the pizza and says, “Then you can give this to somebody,” offering it to another table at the pizzeria. She ends the video by saying, “If you can get it in three bites, that’s when you’re a real New Yorker,” then shoves the whole crust into her mouth.
If you’re from the NYC area, you may be especially offended. (The grease is a crucial part of the pizza-eating experience—dabbing be damned.) But you may also figure that her strategies are so strange that she couldn’t possibly have been serious.
But that didn’t stop hundreds of New York natives and other pizza lovers from roasting her in the comments (“Joey would go nuts,” one IG user wrote) and in their own videos responding to the star’s shenanigans. Cox featured a few of them in a new video, in which she confirms that she was, indeed, kidding.