When Mark Zuckerberg announced Facebook's parent company will now be known as Meta, many people jumped on the rebranding exercise. They took multiple digs on the entrepreneur over Facebook's rising privacy concerns and the flak it was receiving for its business model. Zuckerberg made the announcement in a video shot at his home. While his home looked stunning, the eagle-eyed social media mandarins could help but notice something interesting in the background: a bottle of Barbecue sauce sitting on a bookshelf.
Many people wanted to know what was the purpose of keeping the bottle there and then themselves offered an explanation. Others said they were simply confused by this.
Mark Zuckerberg: Get me something that humans like so people don't think I am a robot.
Assistant: Here is a bottle of Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce.
Mark Zuckerberg: Great! Put that on my bookshelf so I look like a common man. pic.twitter.com/wqh4rswmZR— Wickedshrapnel (@wickedshrapnel) October 28, 2021
Some users dug out an old video of Zuckerberg seeming excited about the sauce.
Some others were curiously surprised that Zuckerberg, a billionaire, could not afford a bookend. “A Reddit user noticed the bottle of BBQ sauce at the upper right. Man, Mark Zuckerberg is a billionaire but couldn't afford a bookend,” said the user.
A Reddit user noticed the bottle of bbq sauce at the upper right.
Man, Mark Zuckerberg is a billionnaire but couldn't afford a bookend... pic.twitter.com/9eQkb4jMZp— Penny Pincher (@FrugalFliza) October 29, 2021
“Zuckerberg put that bottle of BBQ sauce on the background so that discussion of it would dominate your feed, instead of discussion of him being evil and stupid and evil,” said another.
Zuckerberg put that bottle of BBQ sauce on the background so that discussion of it would dominate your feed, instead of discussion of him being evil and stupid and evil. pic.twitter.com/QZ8oNx4XfC— Mat Ricardo (@MatRicardo) October 29, 2021
Here are a few more reactions:
Barbecue sauce is used as a marinade, basting and topping for meat cooked in barbecue style. It is also used on many other foods as well. The main ingredients are vinegar, tomato paste, or ketchup. There are various BBQ sauces available today and you can also prepare them at home. You can innovate while making the Hot And Spicy Mexican Barbeque Sauce by adding beer to it. The Cola Barbecue Sauce has a strong cola flavour and those who like to give their food a twist would love it.
However, coming back to Zuckerberg, despite all that curiosity among social media users, the answer to why Zuckerberg kept the BBQ sauce on the bookshelf is still elusive.