That slimy thing??? Yes. It is an acquired taste. The main feature of an okra is its mucilage – slimy, gooey, and fibrous. One might view this in a nutritious sense; but visually, it is in the eyes of the beholder.
Cuilnarily, okra is often associated with gumbo from the South, but this flower plant originated from West Africa. To avoid the sliminess, a quick stir-fry is key, but gumbo actually glorifies the mucous feature of this green plant.