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An explanation on who the hell 'Salt Bae' is, and why he's all over your feed.

“Excuse me, but what in the name of what is a ‘Salt Bae’?”

Good thing you asked, reader friend! Because we’re about to explain this whacky phenomena for you. Thank us later.

Let me introduce Nusret Gokce, a Turkish restaurant owner who has a truckload of Instagram fans and a rumoured nine children. Yep, nine.

Here he is looking like a seedy Bachelor contestant with a cigar.


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And here he is looking like he needs to explosively fart.


El patron

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Here he is being a freakin’ meat whisperer.


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And here he is, um, erotically touching a piece of meat.

Masaj müzik Sevgi

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But, most importantly, here is the video that shot Salt Bae to worldwide superstardom and probably landed him a cajillion sponsorship deals with various condiment brands.

Ottoman steak ????

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In case you missed that last lil’ bit, let’s relive it.

Vintage Salt Bae.


Salt Bae’s medium level of internet fame has now catapulted to the stars thanks to the above video (which has amassed 3.3 million views so far) and his ~fancy salting~ technique.

Naturally, he’s taken the interwebs by bloody storm.

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There you have it, folks. As always, it’s been weird, Internet. It’s been really freakin’ weird.