"Salt Bae": The Strangely Sensual Meme That Will Make You Feel All Weird
09 January 2017
Over the weekend, Twitter went crazy for one kind of uncomfortably sensual video of a man the Internet-at-large is now calling "Salt Bae" -- and, holy shit, does his sprinkle wrist make us feel all weird inside.
Salt Bae, a Turkish chef named Nusret Gökçe who owns a chain of six steakhouses, already had a pretty decent Instagram following, but went full-blown viral after a new video of him sprinkling salt on a perfectly deboned steak became a meme to illustrate the moments when you're being the most.
Adding a little Caucasian to your cv before sending it off pic.twitter.com/VAwoCTCLQO
— THELMZKITCHEN (@thelmzkitchen) January 8, 2017
When someone is making plans you have no intention of going to, so you add "what time?" For decoration
— M E L A T O (@tuche616) January 7, 2017
When your sibling is already getting shouted at and you remind your mum of other bad things they have done pic.twitter.com/X8Z4zXeRyX
— #2KGIVEAWAY (@90sTalha) January 8, 2017
My friends: Do you have to be so dramatic?
— Jen (@jeniece_es) January 8, 2017
You vs the man she tells you not to worry about pic.twitter.com/QeXqj8upj2
— ™ (@elBeardedBandit) January 7, 2017
Couple that with a bunch of observations related to proper loving, and you've obviously got a bonafide social media superstar. Take note, boys.
When #Saltbae got you feeling some kind of way. Just need some 90s RnB slow jamz with thishttps://t.co/hDwQ2zBlyz
— Andrien Gbinigie (@EscoBlades) January 8, 2017
I know #saltbae's foreplay game is immaculate.
— The Kitchenista (@MissAngelaDavis) January 7, 2017
And who could blame the Internet? Especially after a deep dive through his trove of meat-spanking, grill slapdowns and tri-tip waggling videos that can only be described as "foodporn" -- emphasis on the "porn."
Why does this seem so sexual pic.twitter.com/2oGFFhxT28
— #YourBoyWeNotSocks (@WeNotSocks) January 7, 2017
Nah mane how he just twist that damn bone out? I wonder does he teach knife skills #saltbaepic.twitter.com/YODAwdTzAm
— Fat and Boujee (@SimplyShimada) January 8, 2017
Don't ask me what he's doing.
I don't know, but I like it...#SaltBaepic.twitter.com/L56oXcmGpC
— Nneka O. 🇳🇬 (@Playm8z) January 8, 2017
And it also doesn't hurt that he bears a striking resemblance to The Fairly Odd Parents's Juandissimo Magnifico.
#saltbae is just Juandissimo Magnifico with shades. The jig is up. pic.twitter.com/r8x6Zps8BM
— lauryn trill (@OmnipotentMeesh) January 8, 2017