Mark Zuckerberg posted a cringeworthy clip to his Instagram account on July 4 in which he rides above the water on an electronic surfboard while holding an American flag to the tune of John Denver’s hit song Take Me Home, Country Roads.
Zuckerberg, who is worth about $128 billion, has often been photographed in meme-worthy situations. The Independence Day post alone has been watched nearly 470,000 times within three hours of having been posted.
‘Happy July 4th!’ Zuckerberg, 37, wrote in the caption.
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Mark Zuckerberg posted a cringeworthy clip to his Instagram account on July 4 in which he rides above the water on an electronic surfboard
In the video, Zuckerberg holds an American flag to the tune of John Denver’s hit song Take Me Home, Country Roads
The just over one-minute video has been mocked by some social media users while others criticized the billionaire for an apparent publicity stunt.
The head of Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, recently said the site is ‘no longer a photo-sharing app’ while the tech giant tries to compete with TikTok and YouTube in the video sector.
‘Video is driving an immense amount of growth online for all the major platforms right now and it’s one that I think we need to lean into more,’ Adam Mosseri said, according to Financial Times. ‘We are no longer a photo sharing app.’
Twitter user Chris Messsina wrote in response to the Zuckerberg video: ‘Proof that Instagram is no longer a photo sharing app.’
People react to Zuckerberg’s cringeworthy foil surfboard video posted on July 4
In a comment made to Zuckerberg’s post on Instagram, one person referenced a decision from a federal judge last Monday dismissing antitrust complaints filed against Facebook by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and attorney generals from 48 of the 50 states in the United States.
As noted by CNBC, Facebook might have been required to divest Instagram and WhatsApp if it had lost the antitrust lawsuits.
‘When you get your antitrust lawsuit thrown about by a judge. Let’s GOOOOO Zuck!’ the commenter wrote.
Others simply wrote that Zuckerberg was ‘destroying America.’
‘Flying the flag of the country you’re trying to destroy, classic,’ @menriquez86 commented on Instagram.
Others joked that Zuckerberg ‘may have united the left and the right in America: just not in the way he planned.’
‘I wish they could bring John Denver back to life just so he could sue Mark Zuckerberg for this,’ @TheRealHoarse tweeted.
HuffPost editor Philip Lewis tweeted: ‘Someone told Mark Zuckerberg to act totally normal for July 4th.’