Despite those numbers, only a few dozen folks felt compelled to comment on the original FB post. Some seemed disgusted, remarking “ewwww? might as well eat the salt by itself,” (to which OP replied “I would if they handed it to me”) and “Want some chips with your salt” (her response was “no thanks I’m good!”). One commenter, possibly concerned about her sodium levels, warned, “You better stop going to KFC.” Others, however, were less distressed at the thought of her salt-encrusted fries, with one saying “That is exactly the right amount of salt.” And of course, there was the obligatory joker posting a Salt Bae GIF.
For the most part, however, the responses weren’t concerned with how this Aussie seasoned her fries, but about how much buzz she’d gotten from her photo. One asked, “can I have your autograph?” (she offered to sell it for $20), another called her a “massive social media influencer” (only if everybody starts over-salting their fries), while still others got right to the heart of the matter, saying, “you’re actually famous now I’m kinda jealous” and keeping track of the viral numbers: “4.8 k shares just for chicken salt,” followed by “Wtfff ahah 5.7k shares.”
So yeah, anyway, now we’ve all learned how to get 15 seconds’ worth of internet fame — do something slightly questionable with food (ketchup on eggs, perhaps?), get a few friends to start the share chain, then voilà! Instant controversy.
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