Mark Zuckerberg Explains Why He Had So Much Sunscreen On In Famous Picture
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Mark Zuckerberg has finally explained the reason behind that famous sunscreen photo - but it still makes no sense.
The Facebook founder has touched on the bizarre image before, but he has now fully explained his actions, saying he was using it as a disguise. I don't know about you, but I have even more questions now.
Speaking during a recent Instagram Live session, he said: "I really should have thought that one through more. I noticed there was this paparazzi guy following us and, so I was like, 'Oh I don't want him to recognize me so you know what I'm gonna do? I'm just gonna put a ton of sunscreen on my face.'
"And that backfired."
He went on to say - stating the absolute obvious - that 'no one needs to be wearing that much sunscreen'.
Adding: "I'm glad people can laugh about it. I laugh about it and I think it's pretty funny."
The now infamous image was taken in July 2020, and it sparked a huge influx of memes as people tried to make sense of what they had witnessed.
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
I knew Mark Zuckerberg loved data. I just didn't know he loved Data this much. pic.twitter.com/MkOsQm3dE8
- Star Wars: AnuHope (@anumccartney) July 20, 2020
Mark zuckerberg taking sunscreen application tips from Mrs. Doubtfire pic.twitter.com/lLqVUFsGcZ
- A. M. (@usuallyboring) 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
- . :waning_gibbous_moon: (@DoctorWolfula) July 19, 2020
Are we sure Mark Zuckerberg isn't just shedding it is summer time ??? pic.twitter.com/wfrrRsBQMS
- :blue_heart: (@Rick76_) July 19, 2020
His other explanation for the image came out during a Q&A that took place in August 2020.
According to The Verge, he had previously said: "I'm not a person who's under the illusion that I look particularly cool at any point with what I'm doing.
"But when you're eFoiling down the coast of Hawaii, and it's beautiful and it just feels like it's awesome - and then you come back online and you see that's the photo, that's what you look like - it's like, OK. Alright. That's maybe quite a bit more sunscreen than I thought I was wearing."
He stood firm saying he is "not going to apologize for wearing too much sunscreen."
Adding: "I think that sunscreen is good, and I stand behind that."