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Justin Timberlake Served Bugs at His ‘Man Of The Woods’ Album Listening Party

Many guests were grossed out when Justin Timberlake served bugs as part of the menu for the listening party of his new album, Man Of The Woods.

The menu, which was put together by acclaimed chef Rene Redzepi of Noma, featured two insect dishes: ants served with black garlic and rose oil, and aebleskivers (Danish pancake spheres) served with grasshoppers.

Redzepi is no stranger to cooking these critters, with dishes and even a food lab dedicated to showcasing the deliciousness of bugs. If there’s one guy you want to cook insects for you, this is THE guy.

Unfortunately, not many people who attended the party felt that type of way when it came to consuming ants and grasshoppers. Variety reports that many people at the party were “taken aback” when offered the insect hors d’oeuvres, some of whom posted their thoughts on social media.

When you go to a @justintimberlake @americanexpress #amexplatinum #amexmusic album party and it just happens to be catered by @nomacph. This is literally the best thing that has ever happened to you in your life. EVER. like winning the lottery. So you have no choice but to eat 6 uni and kelp pies and an equal volume by of black truffle flatbread because the minions filling the room are there to mingle with celebrities like a kid from Stranger Things and Shoshi, drink cheap prosecco and don’t eat 🐜. #mylifeiscomplete #worlds50best #oadtop100 #foodgawker #foodspotting #nyceats #eatnyc #traveleatnyc #nycfood #seriouseats #infatuationnyc #eatingnyc #eatingnewyork #timeoutnewyork #grubstreet #lefooding #gastronogram #gastropost #foodandwine #cntravelereats #buzzfeedfood #eater #spoonfeed #saveur #gourmande

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Bugs are one of the growing fields in the food world, though, as more people search for protein alternatives to meat. While not everyone is quite down yet with eating them, if more celebs like Timberlake advocate for eating the critters, folks may be more receptive to consuming them in the future. Who knows?