Mark Zuckerberg has been mocked on social media after he posted a slow-motion video of him throwing spears while wearing earmuffs.
The Facebook founder shared the clip Monday with the caption, “I have a very specific set of skills,” taking inspiration from the movie Taken.
Critics were quick to mock the unusual display and confiscated Zuckerberg’s earmuffs — which seemed to be an unnecessary accessory to the activity that doesn’t emit much noise.
That clip followed another eyebrow-raising video in which Zuckerberg fired a crossbow at a row of bowling pins.
It’s not clear where the videos were shot, though Zuckerberg owns property in both Palo Alto, California and Hawaii, where he has been photographed multiple times since the start of the pandemic.
Mark Zuckerberg posted a bizarre video last weekend of him throwing spears while wearing earmuffs
The Facebook CEO also posted a video of himself with a bow and arrow, shooting at pins
Zuckerberg began the videos by writing, “A trail I wanted to hike no longer has hiking permits, but plenty of hunting permits are available.
“That really means: look, you can’t walk here unless you also bring a bow and arrow. So I think we’ll do this.’
In the video posted Monday, Zuckerberg can be seen in shorts, T-shirts and especially earmuffs, throwing a spear at a target and missing the bullseye on the right.
In the background a song by the band Audioslave plays menacingly.
After his throw, Zuckerberg turns and reveals that he’s wearing sunglasses, as well as a big grin on his face.
He is then seen throwing another spear, which lands even closer to the bullseye, just to the left of it.
Earmuffs are usually used when someone is firing a firearm, but less so when someone is throwing a near-silent spear.
Before the videos, Zuckerberg posted that the trail he planned to walk was “out of hiking permits,” but hunting permits were available
Zuckerberg posted the javelin-throwing video with a caption inspired by Taken
He also referenced the Avengers when he posted his video of him holding a bow and arrow
Zuckerberg couldn’t help but comment on his own post and show his love for Hawkeye
Zuckerberg had posted his other crossbow video about 24 hours earlier with the caption, “If I were an Avenger, I’d pretty much be Hawkeye.”
In that video, the Facebook CEO is armed with a bow and arrow, with which he knocks over a series of bowling pins on a wooden table.
“But seriously, Hawkeye needs his own movie,” Zuckerberg later said on his own video.
Twitter was unsurprisingly relentless in firing their own social media arrows at the Facebook CEO.
ProductHunt asked, ‘Did anyone have Mark Zuckerberg throw spears at their 2021 bingo card?’
They continued by saying, “Someone may not be taking the WWDC event right…”
Rob Toole noted that Zuckerberg’s throw may have been less impressive as the distance didn’t seem too far.
“Nice throw, but he was looking about five feet from the target. #justsayin,” Toole tweeted.
“The spear is the ‘Track app’ popup on iOS, the target is my privacy, Mark Zuckerberg is Mark Zuckerberg,” said another user.
Pointing to the lack of use of the earmuffs, Brenda Haines said, “Somebody better tell him they aren’t guns. No need for hearing protection.’
Others chose to imagine Zuckerberg’s motive in the videos — or who he’d been dreaming of on the other side of his spear.
“Practice for next time he sees Tim Cook,” said one user.
Dan Watters said, “Maybe he’s training to become our Batman and help SF reclaim our city from the criminal elements?”
Austin Boblin asked, “How long does it take for someone to put Trump on that target?”
Zuckerberg even received some verbal javelins after his active weekend, courtesy of former President Donald Trump.
In an extended interview with Fox Business’s Stuart Varney on Monday morning, the ex-president lashed out at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
The former president told Varney that Zuckerberg is a “dangerous” person just days after the social media platform imposed a minimum two-year suspension of his account.
Facebook and Twitter have suspended Trump’s accounts and booted him from their social media sites after the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, which led to the former president’s second impeachment — and acquittal.
Trump said during his Monday morning interview that Zuckerberg always visited him at the White House and congratulated him for being “number one on Facebook.”
“You know, Zuckerberg was going to come to the White House to have dinner with me, it couldn’t have been nicer,” Trump said. “Sir, you are number one, congratulations, number one on Facebook.'” All this nonsense. He would take his wife with him.’
“They have to be stopped and they will be stopped, eventually they will be stopped,” Trump said of Big Tech and social media platforms.
He called the bans “a danger” to America.
Zuckerberg was actually the recipient of some verbal javelins after his active weekend, courtesy of former President Donald Trump
Facebook and Twitter have suspended Trump’s accounts and booted him from their social media sites after the Jan. 6 Capitol riots, which led to the former president’s impeachment
Ultimately, the board of trustees extended Facebook’s ban for another six months, saying the company would have to decide for itself what to do with Trump’s presence on their platform.
Twitter banned Trump permanently, while Facebook used a panel of experts to examine their policies and make a recommendation on what to do with the former president’s account.
Ultimately, the board of trustees extended Facebook’s ban for another six months, saying that the company would have to decide for itself what to do with Trump’s presence on their platform.
When Varney asked Trump why he thinks he has been stripped of his social media platforms, Trump said, “Because my voice is very strong and my voice is very powerful,” claiming that Facebook doesn’t want to hear his “healthy voice.”
“We no longer have free speech, and who are they to tell us what ideology to talk about, what politics to talk about. They are a disgrace.’