It’s totally ok to thus argue that no, it’s not a job so no they don’t have to. That would be the argument I was shifting towards or just asking for opinion on so that’s valid.
Since we’re on food criticism though, you do have to be able to taste everything. For non-specialist critics, they tend to work for somebody, like a newspaper, who tells them where to go. Don’t like fish? That’s a real shame, you have to go try the new fish place that opened, the newspaper needs an article on it. And you, as the critic, would probably say “the mouthfeel is X, the preparation was Y, the presentation is Z” and probably comment less on the taste cause you didn’t like it, or you might say “I wasn’t fond of the tuna, but I don’t like fish so take my opinion with a grain of salt.” because food critics like food puns. Or they might even say “as someone who doesn’t like tuna, consider me impressed with the mellow flavours in the dish!”
But that would be a case where, as part of their job, they have to do it. And then even as a specialist, you would again have to still be able to taste different foods within that genre. I’m an italian specialist which means pasta and pizza yay, but oh no, I don’t like fish, crap, italy loves seafood dishes.
Or maybe you’re just a pizza specialist. What happens if someone makes a fish pizza? Damn.
There are independent bloggers who exist who follow their own rules, and that’s a case of the internet providing that kind of platform but they have to specifically go to their own platform to do it. And if Wattpad is saying we are allowing this space for critiquers to use, we can also set rules around critiques. It’s why you can’t bully someone in a critique so we could likewise say you also can’t deny them because, to use the food critic analogy, you’re using our space so we do set the rules. If you want to write in our newspaper, well you have to go examine that fish market, sorry!
There’s also a difference, still in the food critic, from saying “I don’t want to go to the korean restaurant because I don’t enjoy kimchi” and “I don’t want to go to the korean restaurant because I believe koreans are living in sin and I am not comfortable with korean food.” Or “I don’t eat southern barbecue because black people created it.” Those are definitely different statements from not liking a food versus not liking the person related to the food.
Saying “I don’t read romance so I dont critique it” is different from “I don’t believe in homosexuality so I won’t critique it.”
As for the above comment that you can’t force people to cater a gay wedding, yes you can. That’s the Civil Rights Act. When we didn’t force people to serve black people, they didn’t . So we had to say “look you need to serve these people, they’re people too.”