First it was sunscreen. Now Mark Zuckerberg is on to a different type of protection.
The Facebook boss raised eyebrows throughout the web after filming himself chucking spears at targets whereas sporting ear protection. The Z-man had initially posted the bizarre clip to Facebook, however it’s since been reposted to Twitter, the place it’s racked up 1 million views.
Zuckerberg, 37, captioned the clip “I have a very particular set of skills,” in an obvious reference to the immortal line from the thriller “Taken.”
The perplexing slow-motion footage, which was posted Monday from an unspecified locale, reveals the tech titan hurling spears at targets whereas sporting sun shades and earwear as Audioslave blares in the background. After lacking his first throw by a large margin, the T-shirt-clad social-media whiz nails a bullseye.
The clip concludes with Zuckerberg strolling towards the digicam with a giant grin like a Maasai warrior after slaying a lion.
The flummoxing footage comes a day after the social networking bigwig posted a now-deleted clip of himself taking pictures a compound bow at a row of bowling pins a la Ted Nugent.
“If I were an Avenger, pretty sure I’d be Hawkeye,” learn the caption — an obvious reference to the knowledgeable archer from the Marvel superhero squad.
He had teased the clips with a Facebook put up that learn: “A trail I wanted to hike is out of hiking permits, but has plenty of hunting permits available. That’s basically saying: look, you can’t walk here unless you also bring a bow and arrow. So I guess we’re doing this.”
Needless to say, the Facebook creator was brutally speared on social media over the show, with many commenters questioning why he wanted ear protection for a silent exercise.
“Someone better tell him that they aren’t guns,” tweeted one critic of the Zuck’s survivalist showcase. “No need for the ear protection.”
“It’s important to wear ear protection due to the roar of the crowd,” quipped one other on Facebook.
Another Twitter comedian poked enjoyable at Facebook’s aggressive user-tracking expertise, writing, “the spear is the ‘allow app to track’ pop-up on iOS, the target is my privacy, Mark Zuckerberg is Mark Zuckerberg.”
Meanwhile, one critic wondered how the Z-man might be so happy with his bullseye when he was solely “five feet away from the target.”
“How long before someone superimposes Trump on that target,” tweeted one other, apparently referencing Facebook’s recent announcement that’d it’d be renewing its ban on former President Donald Trump for 2 years.
In that very same vein, many joked that Zuckerberg was prepping to escalate his current beef with Apple CEO Tim Cook.
“Practicing for the next time he sees Tim Cook,” tweeted one person in regards to the multibillionaire, who had jabbed Apple earlier this week over the charges the iPhone maker expenses firms to promote wares utilizing its App Store.
In a blog post that hit moments earlier than Cook took the stage at his firm’s high-stakes builders convention (WWDC), Zuckerberg informed content material creators that it received’t cost them till not less than 2023 for utilizing Facebook to distribute their work, promote occasions or promote subscriptions.
“When we do introduce a revenue share, it will be less than the 30% that Apple and others take,” Zuckerberg had stated.
This isn’t the primary time Zuckerberg has embarrassed himself at an outside exercise. Last June, the Facebook honcho was torched on social media after he was photographed browsing in Hawaii whereas wearing tons of sunscreen, and later stated it was a disguise for the paparazzi.
“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,’” Zuckerberg stated. “And that backfired.”