That day Mark Zuckerberg smeared himself in sunscreen to escape a paparazzi

Mark Zuckerberg explained on Wednesday April 28 why he was pictured surfing in Hawaii with a highly visible layer of sunscreen all over his face. The photo went viral in July, and the Facebook CEO has been compared to the Joker, Queen Elizabeth I and Madame Doubtfire. Mark Zuckerberg said in an Instagram Live chat with Instagram boss Adam Mosseri that the sunscreen was a failed attempt to disguise himself from the paparazzi.

“I noticed there was this paparazzi following us, and so I was like, ‘Oh, I don’t want him to recognize me’, so you know what I’m going to do? a ton of sunscreen on my face, ”said Mark Zuckerberg. “And it turned against me.”

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The viral photo emerged in July when Mark Zuckerberg went on vacation to Hawaii with his family. The 36-year-old billionaire was pictured riding a Lift Foils efoil electric surfboard, his face full of sunscreen.

‘No one needs to wear so much sunscreen’

“I really should have thought about it more,” he added. “It was way too much sunscreen. Nobody needs to wear so much sunscreen.”

Mark Zuckerberg, who said he was “a rather pale person,” most likely wore zinc oxide sunscreen, which does not penetrate the skin. The Facebook boss has remained calm about being the butt of jokes. “If anyone wants to post a sunscreen meme, that’s cool. I’m happy to trigger some laughs on the internet,” he said. “I laugh at it and I think it’s kinda funny.”

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When Mark Zuckerberg first tackled the rumored meme in July, he said the sunscreen was quality and “[s’en tenait] to that”.

“I’m not a person who feels like I look particularly cool at some point with what I’m doing,” he added.

It’s not his favorite meme in his place, however: that honor goes to a now famous 32-minute Facebook Live video from 2016, in which he has publicly and repeatedly professed his love for grilling.

Mark Zuckerberg lives in California, but owns several properties in Hawaii, collectively valued at over $ 100 million (approximately $ 83 million).

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