Mark Zuckerberg went surfing in a hoodie & a face full of caked-on sunscreen

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This is a dumb story, I know. But I laughed, and I hope you will too. Mark Zuckerberg was photographed surfing in Hawaii, on the island of Kauai. Zuckerberg is a fair, freckled man and I would imagine that he is very worried about skin cancer. So he decided to slather on enough sun block for his surfing jaunt to make him look like the Joker:

These photos were honestly trending for hours. It’s worth noting that Zuckerberg has been buying property in Hawaii and he’s angered the Native Hawaiians. He’s actually suing native Hawaiians in Kauai over a land dispute because he wants to build a big mansion, of course. Anyway, he was surfing with Kai Lenny, a pro surfer, but Zuck was the only one with a face full of sunscreen and a HOODIE on a surfboard.

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  1. Bros says:

    Looks like mike meyers in his halloween mask.

  2. Astrid says:

    I’m not going to talk trash about people wearing loads of sunscreen. However, MZ’s other shenanigans are up for discussion and it stinks that he’s suing Islanders so he can have a mansion built. I’m glad a quit face book a few years back.

    • sa says:

      I completely agree. There is a lot to attack and/or mock Mark Zuckerberg for. Wearing a thick layer of sunscreen is not one of them.

      • Miss America says:

        He looks very nerdy, admittedly. But I think sun safety is wise. Although that isn’t thick sunscreen – it’s obviously zinc, which is a physical barrier vs the chemical barrier of sunscreen. It’s non-toxic and because of the opaque color you can tell if it’s rubbed off and need to reapply. Although there are newer types of “invisible” zinc that rub in a bit better these days. But he’s obviously got the old type and yes, he looks geeky, but whatever, he’s not burning at least. The hoodie is inexplicable. Haha.

  3. OriginalLala says:

    I won’t make fun of his body, but he is an unethical piece of sh*t.

  4. Girl_ninja says:

    Mark Zuck is in league with white supremacists on Facebook.

  5. Mich says:

    Yeah. This is the one thing I won’t bash him about. I developed aggressive vitiligo in my early 40s and have lost melanin on a significant portion of my face. I’m naturally incredibly pale so you can’t really see it in the winter but, in the summer, the parts with melanin tan and the rest fries to the point that I get blisters. The burning starts within seconds. I totally look like a Geisha if I’m outside without a hat/umbrella. It is far better than the alternative.

    Also, his face isn’t white because he caked the sunscreen on. That is just what the zinc-based stuff looks like even in thin layers. He should have put more on. His face is looking really red despite his efforts.

    • Chaine says:

      Absolutely true. I have to wear this type of sunscreen as I’m allergic to the other kind. It does come off looking like a mask. The secret is to put foundation on on top of it. That will tint it and make it look more natural.

  6. SamC says:

    Not a Zuckerberg fan, but I probably look like that too with sunscreen and I’m guessing his hoodie is a rash guard, material with SPF in it.

  7. FancyCatsup says:

    Like Mich said, it’s probably sunscreen that looks relatively normal in person but photographs like a clown. It’s why you have to be careful what makeup you have on when you’re in a situation where your picture will be taken.

    Other than that – he’s a rich white dude who is protecting other rich white dudes.

  8. JP says:

    Can’t shade protecting your skin. My husband’s uncle and grandfather both died from melanoma- that’s pretty much how my family looks when we spend time in the sun.

  9. Esmom says:

    The tweets, lol, so funny. I read that the sunscreen is something that surfers wear. Who knows. I have no explanation for the ass.

  10. Aang says:

    It might be an ocean friendly sun block. You have to cake it on because it creates an actual Physical barrier not a chemical one.

  11. smee says:

    not a real surfboard….motorized for kooks

  12. Amber says:

    I’ve been surfing all my life. The only time you really need a wetsuit with a hood is in freaking Iceland. Especially summer in Hawaii, the water is like literally 85 degrees F. I get wearing a rash guard for the sun protection but I don’t know why his has a hood. I use chemical sunscreens that don’t leave a white-cast–the Supergoop everyday play SPF 50 is my go-to. It’s water resistant and keeps me from getting sunburned while I surf. It’s not uncommon to see lifeguards and surfers with white patches of zinc on their nose/under their eyes but I’ve surfed up and down the California coast, and in Hawaii, and it’s really not common to see someone with their entire face covered in zinc like that. I’m fair and burn easily and even I wouldn’t bother. It’s hell to remove that stuff and it gives me acne. Honestly I think he did it in hopes that he would be less recognizable.
    Here’s my semi-annual PSA to everyone–always always always wear SPF on the back of your hands. It is one of the first places to show aging. And on the tops of your ears–a common place for skin cancer to develop because people forget their ears. Use a tablespoon of sunscreen per limb and a heaping teaspoon at least for the face. Reapply everywhere at least every two hours (I do it hourly because I’m a Fitzgerald Type 2). Use *broad spectrum* SPF 30 at a minimum. If you’re using it properly, your sunscreen bottle should be halfway used up after a long day at the beach. SPF expires, you should be buying new bottles regularly, check the expiration date on the bottle. Even if your skin is darker and you don’t get sunburned, you can still get skin cancer. So yes, you need it, too. Chemical sunscreens won’t leave a white-cast on darker skin.

    • adastraperaspera says:

      This is extremely helpful, thank you! I’m a 50+ woman with those dratted age spots on my hands…

      • Mich says:

        I hate wearing sunblock on my hands so use SPF100+ gloves made by a company called Solumbra. In the summer, I use the ones that have an open palm. They are lifesavers – particularly because I have literally zero melanin left on my hands due to vitiligo.

    • Kate says:

      My guess about the hoodie is to cover his neck and ears from the sun when it’s pulled up. Lots of baby and little kid swimsuits have a hood then they disappear on suits for older kids and adults i guess bc it doesn’t look cool. I hate slathering sunscreen on (and always missing spots and getting burned) so I’m all for sunblocking clothes

    • Lucy2 says:

      I was once offered a wetsuit in Hawaii because the water was “only 80°“. I am from New Jersey! We go in when it’s in the 60s.

  13. Jay says:

    I’m okay with a thick layer of sunscreen, but it shouldn’t stop at the jawline, that’s what is so odd. It’s like an old comedy sketch where someone gets a cream pie to the face. Your ears and neck are delicate, too, Mark! And also don’t be a dick to indigenous people k bye.

  14. Charfromdarock says:

    I slather on sunscreen that thick although I think it disappears. I haven’t noticed that effect in photos.

    I’m paler than him though. I can’t go in broad day light without being fully covered with clothes and hat in addition to the sunblock.

    We can shame him for that hair though. Honest to god, all that money and he sticks with the Jim Carey from Dumb and Dumber look.

  15. detritus says:

    Dr Dray approved

  16. Lila says:

    I won’t fault anyone for wearing too much sunscreen, especially in Hawaii. I slathered myself with it and still managed to burn on the part of my hair. 😬 a peeling scalp just looks like mega dandruff.

  17. Nottoday says:

    I don’t care about the sunscreen, but I find it interesting that he’s in Hawaii, which currently has a 14 day quarantine for visitors. As in, you arrive and have to STAY IN YOUR HOUSE for 14 days. Wonder how he got out of that?

    • Lucy2 says:

      Hopefully he abided by the quarantine. It’s possible he arrived two weeks ago?
      Not going to crap on him for the sunblock, even though it looks insane, but I hate that he is going after land in Kawaii. Truly one of the most beautiful and natural places on earth.

  18. cherriepie84 says:

    That header pic….yikes! What color are his eyes and does he actually have padding in his shorts???

  19. Pusspants says:

    I’m surprised no one commented about the fact that he’s supposed to be surfing & yet he’s just standing on a board and not riding a wave. I hate this dork for so many reasons and this is just my petty reason.

  20. Rosa says:

    I did laugh at the pics but as someone who suffered many stupid sunburns in my teen years this is unfortunately probably what I look like on the beach these days 😂

  21. A says:

    Someone forgot to gently pat the sunscreen into their skin before they left the house, huh.

  22. Ellie says:

    I thought it might be zinc rather than suncream but also many SPFs cause white cast flash back when using HD cameras, which I assume this was. So it probably looked almost normal in person but the camera has caused this effect.

    Protect that skin dude!

  23. Keira Lee says:

    Mark Zuckerberg’s rear is simply a delicious bubble ass. Who knew? 🤷🏻‍♀️