Turns out, Joey Chestnut stuffing his face with a record 76 hot dogs wasn’t the most “ick”-worthy Fourth of July moment on Sunday.
So thanks(?) for this, Mark Zuckerberg:
Yes, that’s the Facebook Inc.
chief executive wakeboarding while holding an American flag to the tune of John Denver’s “Take Me Home, Country Roads.”
In fairness, Zuckerberg did have reason to celebrate, as the FTC’s antitrust case against Facebook was shot down (at least temporarily) last Monday, and a similar suit by state attorneys general was dismissed outright. Facebook’s valuation shot above the $1 trillion mark for the first time following the dismissals, and its shares rose about 4% on the week.
The odd video Sunday was the latest in cringe-worthiness from Zuckerberg, who in the recent past has been photographed with a curiously excessive amount of sunblock, throwing spears (in slow motion, to an Audioslave song) and shooting a bow and arrow while comparing himself to an Avenger.
Social-media responses were the equivalent of a collective hand-covering-face emoji:
Or, as one Twitter used summed it up: “OMG, why?”