Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is not taking any chances of being burned when he’s out in the sun.
The billionaire is already used to getting scorched online for politically dividing people.
According to Mega Agency photos, the 36-year-old was surfing in Hawaii on his electric surfboard with enough sunscreen on his face to look like Batman’s famous nemesis – The Joker.
— New York Post (@nypost) July 20, 2020
Zuckerberg was catching some waves on Saturday on his $12,000 Efoil with his security detail close behind him on a boat while accompanied by pro surfer Kai Lenny.
Twitter had a field day roasting Zuckerberg for his generous application of sunscreen.
Before & After The Sunscreen pic.twitter.com/sW8qWDPtMa
— dapper (@Druhizee) July 19, 2020
— The Poke (@ThePoke) July 20, 2020
Mark Zuckerberg goes surfing with WAY too much sunscreen…or does he?👁🧐 pic.twitter.com/x6jx6YHG48
— GA Whitenton (@LittleBigRing) July 20, 2020
— David Hershkovits (@DavidReporting) July 20, 2020
— Pippa Bailey (Pilgrim) (@Thepippabailey) July 19, 2020
Wait, what’s the issue here? Mark Zuckerberg wears his clown makeup everywhere else he goes, why not while surfing https://t.co/SWtfRI8Wbm
— TNT Dynamyte (@TNTgametokin) July 19, 2020
Conspiracy: Mark Zuckerberg is actually a mime pic.twitter.com/pb8lfFFkQW
— J-Fizzle (@jfizzlle) July 19, 2020
An advocate of skincare asked people to refrain from shaming anyone – regardless of who they are – for protecting themselves.
6850 people die from Melanoma every year just in the US. We should not shame people for wearing too much sunscreen. Even if this person is Mark Zuckerberg #Melanoma #MarkZuckerberg https://t.co/kboimFpC5z
— Juan Miguel Lavista (@BDataScientist) July 20, 2020
— Jude Taylor (@JudeRetroGames) July 20, 2020
But not everyone was sympathetic to his mockery.
This Twitter user seized on an opportunity to slam him for accusations of “colonizing” the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
Mark Zuckerberg sues native Hawaiians for their land so he can build another mansion with way too much sunscreen https://t.co/uHBymw5hKf
— charlesbian (@charl3sbian) July 20, 2020
Native Hawaiian Mia Brier started a campaign on change.org to stop him from “suing native Hawaiians in Kauai for their land so he can build a mansion.”
In the petition, Brier said of the land:
“They have built lives there. They have built families there. Hawaiians are already mistreated enough as is. We need to let them have this.”
Shame him for trying to force local Hawaiians to sell him their land so he could have a bigger space around his house, and for trying to restrict access to “his” beach. All beaches in Hawai’i are public up to the high water mark and property owners are required to allow access.
— Ms Wilde Regrets (@notbeforenoon) July 20, 2020
Zuckerberg eventually dropped the lawsuit after much backlash.
Another critic suggested social media users ought to shame him for his other controversies.
Zuckerberg may have succeeded in protecting himself from the sun.
But on the internet, it looks like he struggles to save face.