Mark Zuckerberg was photographed on his $ 12,000 Hawaii electric surfboard with sunscreen ties on his face and wearing a blue hoodie to protect himself from the rays.
The Facebook boss, 36, appeared to take extreme precautions against sun damage when stepping out to the beach on Saturday.
His trip comes three weeks after residents of the island of Kauai called on the tech billionaire to stop colonizing the land, claiming he was suing the natives in order to build a mansion on their land. The Change.org campaign was launched three weeks ago and has since garnered more than 800,000 signatures.
But Zuckerberg didn’t seem to let the outrage bother him as he moved around the Efoil electric board alongside pro surfer Kai Lenny, who was shirtless and with no visible sunscreen for the day. His safety followed closely behind on a boat, as the photos show.
The billionaire’s first summer look on safety sparked a wave of memes across the internet from Twitter users who dubbed him the “mime surfer” and suggested he took fashion advice from The Joker, Mrs. Doubtfire, a moon and even a lizard.
Journalist Kevin Fallon wrote: “An exclusive photo of my paralyzed sleep demon. “
Facebook CEO took extreme precautions against any sun damage when stepping out to the beach on Saturday
His trip comes three weeks after residents of the island of Kauai called on the tech billionaire to stop colonizing the land, claiming he was suing the locals in order to build a mansion on their land. The Change.org campaign was launched three weeks ago and has since garnered more than 800,000 signatures.
But Zuckerberg seemed not to let the outrage bother him as he moved around the Efoil electrical board.
Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan bought a property of over 700 acres for $ 200 million in Kauai in 2014
Zuckerberg’s safety followed closely on a boat, photos show
Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan acquired a more than 700-acre property for $ 200 million in Kauai in 2014. The couple remain on their sprawling estate with their two toddler daughters.
The organizers of the petition accused the billionaire – “the sixth richest man in the world” – of trying to chase the inhabitants of the earth to make room for his vacation home.
Representatives of Zuckerberg responded to the campaign by saying that “the premise of the petition is false”.
After images of his overzealous sunscreen application went viral, several people compared the tech billionaire to various incarnations of Batman’s Joker. Journalist Kevin Fallon wrote: “An exclusive photo of my paralyzed sleep demon. “
Sana Saeed has shared a collection of photos of Zuckerberg over the years, writing: “Google photos of Mark Zuckerberg over the years and you can see the human leaving his body from year to year.
Another user simply compared it to the moon from the British comedy The Mighty Boosh. Bill Williamsoon photographed the tongue of a snake on the image, adding, ‘Mark Zuckerberg is sssssurfing.’
Sean Scheidt wrote: “I can’t get over what Zuckerberg looks like without his human makeup on his face. “
Zuckerberg stays in his sprawling Kauai estate with his wife Priscilla Chan and their two toddler daughters
Billionaire Zuckerberg also seemed comfortable on the expensive electric surfboard on Saturday but less comfortable in the sun
Zuckerberg said in an interview published Monday that he had “no agreement of any kind” with President Donald Trump on moderating content on the social media giant. In an interview with Axios, he dismissed “speculation” that Facebook has an arrangement that gives the president free rein on the platform.
“Let me be clear: there is no agreement of any kind,” Zuckerberg told the news site. “In fact, the whole idea of a deal is pretty ridiculous.
The comments come with Facebook under intense pressure and a growing boycott from advertisers, to curb hateful content that can promote violence, including from Trump.
Facebook’s long-standing policy has been to avoid political fact-checking speeches, but it removed a Trump campaign ad that included a symbol used in Nazi Germany.
“Many people have said that we may be too sympathetic or too close in one way or another to the Trump administration,” said Zuckerberg.
Billionaire Facebook founder looked rather expert aboard the $ 12,000 electric hydrofoil, which feels like flying over water
He was closely followed by his safety manager and professional surfer Kai Lenny
Facebook is under intense pressure and growing boycott from advertisers to limit hate content that may promote violence, including from Trump. But Zuckerberg didn’t seem to let the pressure build up on him when he went to the beach
Zuckerberg said in an interview published Monday that he had “no agreement of any kind” with President Donald Trump on moderation of the social media giant’s content. In an interview with Axios, he dismissed “speculation” that Facebook has an arrangement that gives the president free rein on the platform.
Pro surfer Kai Lenny has gone shirtless and with no visible sunscreen for the day
Zuckerberg surfs on his electric card while his security service closely monitors him
He noted that despite its discussions with Trump, Facebook had had a number of conflicts with the current administration, including attacks on Section 230, which gives online services protection from liability for content posted by users. third.
“Under this administration, we faced record fines of $ 5 billion, were the subject of an antitrust investigation by several agencies and were targeted by a decree to remove the protections from section 230”, did he declare.
He added that “I speak with the president from time to time, just like I spoke with our last president and political leaders around the world.”
Zuckerberg said he accepted an invitation to a private White House dinner with Trump “because I was in town and he’s the President of the United States.”
He pointed out that “I have also had several meals and meetings with President Obama … in the White House and outside, including hosting an event for him at Facebook Headquarters.”
The billionaire’s summer look started a wave of memes on the Internet by Twitter users who dubbed him “the mime surfer” and suggested that he had taken fashion advice from The Joker, Mrs. Doubtfire, a moon and even a lizard.