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Salt Bae Casts His Vote In The Most Salt Bae Way Possible

Salt Bae Casts His Vote In The Most Salt Bae Way Possible

The flamboyance of Salt Bae has once again been at its upmost best as he casts his vote in the Turkish referendum.

The butcher (real name Nusret Gokce), shot to fame with social media quickly grabbing hold of his elaborate ways of seasoning steaks.

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After living the dream over recent weeks, Salt Bae was at a polling station to decide on constitutional changes which could see Turkey's parliamentary system (with its Prime Minister leading the way), be replaced by a presidential one - it would basically hand the current President, Tayyip Erdogan, even more power.

Salt Bae, was as ever, happy to pose for the cameras, and posted this photo on his Instagram page...

It's a repeat of his signature move which, on the original video of him garnishing a steak with salt (hence the name), has been viewed over 12 million times.

In February, footage emerged of a Turkish pilot imitating Salt Bae's moves when he dropped a bomb on ISIS.

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His fame has now led him to say that he will be opening up steakhouses in London and New York in the coming months.

The sprinkle salute has been used all over the world in various formats as celebrities try to get in on the Salt Bae craze.

Leonardo Di Caprio went to his steakhouse in Turkey to have his steak personally seasoned by Salt Bae, who was already famous in Turkey before he went viral.

Danny Welbeck and Theo Walcott both dedicated their celebrations to the butcher in their 5-0 win over Southampton in March.

Likewise, Welsh duo Jonathan Davies and Liam Williams marked their tries with a tribute to Salt Bae during the Six Nations opening weekend victory over Italy.

In Hollywood, Ben Affleck has been seen wearing a Salt Bae t-shirt.

On his infamous move, Salt Bae said: "Actually, that move at the end [the seasoning] came automatically. I did not do that to show off.

"It is just my signature. You can think of it a kind of final touch for a painting. It was a final touch to the meat - I was blessing the meat."

Well, the fame can't have done him any harm. He seems to have been enjoying 'the life' judging by recent pictures on his Instagram page.

Credit: Instagram

I'm sure the fame will go to help all nine of his children. Yes, nine!

He really loves his meat, and puts a lot of care and attention into the steaks he serves. In an interview with NBC he said: "The shape of the meat and the taste of it starting from the top down is a part of me... all of my feelings are coming from inside of the meat down to when I put the salt onto the meat."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram

Topics: Turkey, Salt Bae, Steak

Michael Minay

Mike Minay is a trending journalist at LADbible. He’s co-ordinated interviews with some of the big names from the world of news and sport including ITV’s Robert Peston, Sky Sports’ Jeff Stelling and darts champion Michael van Gerwen. His reporting days began on University radio in Birmingham, before moving to BBC Sport Online – creating content for large events such as Wimbledon and the FA Cup final. Mike still commentates on Football League matches at the weekend. A Manchester LAD at heart.

 

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