In a series of tweets, Lakshmi pushed back on the idea of a boycott of the Lone Star State. To one Twitter user, Lakshmi tweeted: "to reiterate- the abortion funds, civil rights groups, restaurant owners & workers I’m working with in TX don’t support a boycott. This is their daily, lived experience. I value their position on it far more than the opinions of (Texas Gov.) Abbott/GOP or Twitter contrarians."