As Mark Zuckerberg, embattled CEO of Facebook, has been testifying before Congress this week, the people of the Internet have (predictably) descended like vultures to pick apart his testimony — and his appearance. He’s even getting dragged for not using eye cream.
While the future of Facebook may be uncertain, Twitter seems to be more lively than ever. The social media platform was as ready as ever to provide a slew of snarky memes dragging Zuckerberg throughout his two-day testimony before Congress over Facebook’s use of user data. While there was plenty to say about his actual testimony, many people couldn’t seem to get past the tech mogul’s courtroom look (or his use of a booster seat) while testifying. The Cut was quick to zero in on Zuckerberg’s puffy undereye circles.
“There’s nothing like watching a billionaire testify before Congress in high-def C-Span to remind you that dry skin gets everyone (much like Cambridge Analytica’s data breach), and that you need to moisturize your under-eyes,” they wrote before offering the billionaire some free advice on eye creams and jade rolling.
Presumably, the tips for preventing puffiness are in jest. Who cares about Zuckerberg’s skin-care regimen when the future of data privacy on the Internet is in question?
Weirdly, this actually isn’t the first time Zuckerberg has been derided for his eye appearance. In 2012, a pre-IPO Zuckerberg apparently ruffled some feathers when he appeared to be wearing eye cream in a video. “What’s with all that white eye shadow, Mark?” Gizmodo wrote.
Criticizing the leadership and policies of Facebook is totally fair game, but under-eye-shaming is never cool.
Originally created from here.