The Brief: Social media users have been relentlessly mocking Mark Zuckerberg after a photo of him surfing in Hawaii with a face covered in sunscreen went viral.
On Sunday, July 19, photos of Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg surfing in Hawaii with a face covered in sunscreen started circulating online and instantly became a meme. One picture, in particular, shows Zuckerberg wearing a hoodie and what appears to be SPF 1000 sunblock while riding on an electric surfboard. Once this image surfaced online, internet jokesters took to roasting Zuckerberg for his appearance, politics, and strange behaviors.
my therapist: mark zuckerberg with a face full of sunscreen and a thick ass isn't real, it can't hurt you
mark zuckerberg with a face full of sunscreen and a thick ass: pic.twitter.com/jS983iuIY9
— Bobby ♿️ (@WheelyBadTweets) July 19, 2020
More than one Twitter user noted how Zucc’s butt is accentuated in the photo:
mark zuckerberg got a WAGON pic.twitter.com/sdnv4fdAKp
— hasanabi (@hasanthehun) July 19, 2020
As far as unnaturally-tinted faces go, Mark Zuckerberg’s surfing look is reminiscent of Trump’s tan.
Same energy. pic.twitter.com/jx2u7r7LbO
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 19, 2020
On Twitter, people compared Zuckerberg to many different fictional characters including the ghost from Spirited Away, Mrs. Doubtfire, The Joker, and Data from Star Trek.
No one has ever seen Mark Zuckerberg and the ghost from Spirited Away in the same room, just saying pic.twitter.com/RZ54gjcHJz
— Brent Peabody (@brent_peabody) July 19, 2020
Was trying to think of who Mark Zuckerberg surfing reminded me of & then it came to me pic.twitter.com/ybue3Prbkr
— Tom Reagan’s Hat (@RufusTSuperfly) July 19, 2020
There's a fresh career just waiting for Mark Zuckerberg. pic.twitter.com/o56fyyiLCY
— Ivica Milarić (@filmzadanas) July 19, 2020
Just saying, we have yet to see Mark Zuckerberg and 2004 The Incredibles villain, Bon Voyage, in the same room.. pic.twitter.com/6XZ7p0l3zC
— Lewis Kellett (@LewisJKellett) July 20, 2020
Mark Zuckerberg with too much sunscreen on looks like he's wearing one of those shitty Michael Myers masks you find at Party City pic.twitter.com/7E2DbdUtv6
— Dr. Wolfula 🌕 (@DoctorWolfula) July 19, 2020
Gonna tell my kids it's Data from Star Trek https://t.co/GvIaQoRoct
— Matt Aimonetti (@mattetti) July 20, 2020
People making fun of Mark Zuckerberg have clearly never gone on a Mime retreat in Hawaii.
— Josh Charles (@MrJoshCharles) July 20, 2020
Proponents of the Reptilian Conspiracy Theory used this photo as an opportunity to further rumors that Zuckerberg is a Lizard Person.
Are we sure Mark Zuckerberg isn't just shedding 🦎 it is summer time 🤔🤔??? pic.twitter.com/wfrrRsBQMS
— I'm Rick 💙 (@Rick76_) July 19, 2020
Mark Zuckerberg goes ssssurfing. pic.twitter.com/KrosJUtbn9
— Bill Williamson (@BillWilliamsonx) July 19, 2020
As Mark’s multi-billion dollar fortune started with a “hot or not” website, many people decided that making fun of his appearance is fair game.
Remember, Facebook only exists because Zuckerberg made a hot-or-not website https://t.co/OP3jsGzR0v
— Mashable (@mashable) July 20, 2020
google photos of mark zuckerberg over the years and you can see the human leave his body year by year pic.twitter.com/qXbQG15RNa
— Sana Saeed (@SanaSaeed) July 19, 2020
People are focusing too much on Zuckerberg's sunscreen and not enough on the fact that he's wearing a fucking hoodie to surf. 🤡😂
— Neal Brennan (@nealbrennan) July 20, 2020
Others referenced Facebook’s known privacy violations…
Please lay off Zuckerberg here. This is a big invasion of privacy, a use of his facial data by a for-profit company, and a revealing of his location without his consent. Just horrible https://t.co/TQpLcKaNf5
— Steve Morris (@stevemorris__) July 19, 2020
And some Mark Zuckerberg surfing memes alluded to the controversy behind Zuckerberg’s Hawaii property:
"hahaha he looks like a alien lizard man lol"
You know what's not funny?
Colonizing land just because you want to have your fucking house in it.
Fuck Mark Zuckerberg and fuck Facebook. pic.twitter.com/dbkOYZeUOu
— Dionicio (@DionicioRT) July 19, 2020
This close-up is sadder than sad Will Smith memes:
We've focused so much on the butt and on the kabuki-like sunscreen. But we've ignored the eyes. They exude unfathomable sadness even while Zuck partakes in his rich guy fun. A devastating symbol of godless decadence pic.twitter.com/8F7QeUkui9
— Joe Bernstein (@Bernstein) July 20, 2020