Do you remember how a photo of the billionaire surfing with his face smeared with sunscreen went viral? It prompted many memes of him being compared to pale-faced movie characters! He got compared to the Joker, mime faces, and even reptiles and got extremely roasted.
In an Instagram Live chat with Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri today, Zuckerberg discussed the sunblock event, in which he was pictured in 2020 riding an eFoil surfboard with a large amount of sunscreen on his face.
He explained that as a pale-skinned individual, he prefers to use a lot of sunblock while swimming or participating in water sports to keep his skin safe. Sunblock is a must-have for anyone. But then he mentioned another explanation for putting an extraordinary quantity of sunblock on his face.
“I really should have thought that one through more. I noticed this paparazzi guy following us, so I was like, ‘Oh, I don’t want him to recognize me, so you know what I’m going to do? I’m just gonna put a ton of sunscreen on my face. And that backfired. If someone wants to post a sunscreen meme, it’s cool. I’m happy to give the internet some laughs,” he added.
Zuck himself admitted that it was not his best-laid plan, as he mentioned his viral photo in a Q&A a month after it went viral.
“But when you’re efoiling down the coast of Hawaii, and it’s beautiful, and it just feels like it’s awesome,” he said. And then you come back online, and you see that’s the photo, that’s what you look like – it’s like, OK. Alright,” he added.
Zuckerberg, who developed Facebook in 2004 and currently 2.6 billion users, now became a meme material. He mentioned he put on a bit more sunscreen than he thought he was wearing.
He also said he was not going to apologize “I think that sunscreen is good, and I stand behind that,” Zuck said. He was immortalized in memes given that he was mocked online.”I’m glad people can laugh about it. I laugh about it, and I think it’s pretty funny,” Zuck told Mosseri.
He also said he was not going to apologize for wearing too much sunscreen. “I think that sunscreen is good, and I stand behind that,” Zuck said. Zuck was immortalized in memes given that he was mocked online.”I’m glad people can laugh about it. I laugh about it, and I think it’s pretty funny,” Zuck told Mosseri