Mark Zuckerberg says him ‘smoking meats’ is his favorite meme about himself

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  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg revealed his favorite meme of himself in a Clubhouse chat Thursday.
  • Zuckerberg said a viral 2016 Facebook Live video of him smoking meats is the winner.
  • In the video, Zuckerberg also shared his love for Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce.
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Mark Zuckerberg has been the subject of countless memes, from a sunscreen-covered ride on his $US12,000 ($15,460) electric surfboard to his robotic public speaking skills.

But it turns out that the Facebook CEO likes some of those memes more than others.

In a Clubhouse chat on Thursday, host and venture capitalist Josh Constine asked Zuckerberg how he feels about his meme-worthiness and whether he has a favorite.

Zuckerberg’s response: a now-infamous, 32-minute long Facebook Live video from 2016 where he publicly and repeatedly professed his love for grilling meats.

“Probably, if I had to go with a favorite, I think it’s gotta be ‘smoking meats,'” he said. “I do love grilling and cooking, and that was silly, and I appreciate that everyone enjoys it.”

In the video, which has been viewed a total of 11 million times, Zuckerberg streams live from his backyard as he gleefully slow-cooks brisket and ribs while getting ready to watch the US presidential debate between then-candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

-Mark Zuckerberg Memes (@ZuckerbergMemes) March 18, 2021

Zuckerberg also repeatedly confessed his affinity for Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce during the 2016 livestream, prompting Constine to tell him Thursday: “If you ever quit your job as Facebook CEO, you have a great sponsorship deal lined up for them.”

That wasn’t the only time Zuckerberg let the world in on his cookouts, going live from the grill again in 2017, where he also reignited a long-running feud with Elon Musk by stating his optimism about the future of artificial intelligence.

Zuckerberg has also shared other details about his carnivorous habits, saying while he no longer personally hunts the animals he eats, that he does go bowhunting for wild boars.