Pictures of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg surfing in Hawaii with his face covered in sunscreen has gone viral on Twitter. Since surfacing online on Sunday, social media users have been circulating the photos and comparing Zuckerberg to a variety of pale-faced characters, including Batman’s The Joker, Star Trek’s android crew member Data and a mime artist.
Many of the posts focus on one image showing Zuckerberg looking directly towards the camera with a pure white glow, some attracting thousands of shares.
Some users compared Zuckerberg to the Joker or a mime, while others questioned whether the Facebook CEO was actually human.
That said, it’s worth pointing out that sunscreen is good. Hot take, right? Protecting one’s skin from the sun’s harmful UV Rays is an example of good tech. The kind that keeps intrusive toxins from entering the body. Like a de facto fact check that keeps one from taking in something that will only make them look stupid in the future. If you feel I’m laying it on a little thick, imagine how Zuck’s face must have felt.
So we shouldn’t be shaming anyone for wearing sunscreen. Or zigging when the rest of the internet zags. We should be pointing out that this is truly an extraordinary excess of the lotion. So much so that, try as I may, I cannot contort an argument to suggest otherwise.
In summation, sunscreen is good. And not particularly funny. Sunscreen hanging off one’s face with the fluffiness of a lemon meringue pie, though, is absolutely fair game. If we can’t laugh at this, what do we have left?
Sorry, Zuck. Surely there are any number of weird nerds out there fighting for your honor. I cannot be one of them.