Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey testified about the meddling and electoral abuse on his platform before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday, but it was his turtleneck shirt that got people talking.
For her Capitol Hill, along with Facebook's COO, Sheryl Sandberg, A 41-year-old technology executive donned a blue Dior Homme mandarin collar shirt with an approximate cost of $ 396.
While the style is one that has been sporting for years, some Twitter users could not resist the use of their social media platform to make fun of the collar of their button designer, who wore no tie.
The look: People are taking Twitter to make fun of the collared shirt that the CEO of the platform, Jack Dorsey, used to testify before Congress on Wednesday.
Serious meeting: Dorsey and Facebook's operations director, Sheryl Sandberg (left), testified about the interference and abuse of elections on their social networking platforms before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Style: The tech executive dressed in a blue mandarin collar shirt from Dior Homme, costing approximately $ 396, and also modeled a nose ring that caught the eye.
The whole statement: Dorsey's overall appearance, particularly the shirt, generated many mocking comments on his own website
& # 39; What … what kind of shirt collar is that of Dorsey? Is that the casual shepherd's appearance? John Buhl tweeted.
"He looks like a drug addict who sleeps on the couch [sic] Dad had him come to work with him, "commented another person named Matt.
However, Michael de la Merced pointed out that Dorsey had been wearing high-collared shirts for years.
"Did Jack Dorsey ever stop wearing those turtlenecks?" I ask.
Dorsey, who has the Dior Homme button in a variety of colors, has been photographed with an elegant and modern design for various events, including television interviews, red carpets and public appearances.
Joke after joke: Twitter users teased mercilessly Dorsey designer button
Even though it was a designer shirt, many people did not understand the appeal, with one person writing: "@jack has a billion dollars and looks at the shirt he buys himself".
Others could not resist making fun of his general appearance, which included a full beard and a ring on his nose.
"Can we talk about the neck of the vampire shirt of @ jack, the beard of a Confederate soldier and the combo of rings on the nose?" Mike Murphy asked.
"@jack looks like a lumberjack who was asked to dress well for an event," wrote one person on Twitter, while another added: "He looks like a cult leader."
Luke Gerwe referred to the occultist Anton Szandor LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan, while mocking Dorsey.
Teasing: Others could not resist teasing their general appearance, which included a full beard and a nose ring
Doubts: Jamie O & # 39; Grady even questioned Dorsey's ability to run his company due to his unconventional appearance
Going Deeper: Luke Gerwe made reference to the occultist Anton Szandor LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan, while mocking Dorsey
Opinions: critics joked that it looked like everything from a "cult leader" to a "complete Bond villain"
"Looks like he's interviewing to be Anton LaVey's personal assistant," Luke tweeted.
People tweeted that it looked like everything from a "martyr" to a "Bond villain" during his testimony.
And Jamie O & # 39; Grady even questioned Dorsey's ability to run his company due to his unconventional appearance.
"TBH, I'm not sure how Jack Dorsey is going to fix Twitter if he can not fix his shirt collar," he wrote.
Dorsey told lawmakers Wednesday that Twitter was not ready and equipped for the vast manipulation campaigns that have plagued social media in recent years.
Inspiration? Some people compared the appearance of Dorsey with that of a vampire
Forward: despite all the jokes and punches that inspired Dorsey's shirt, there were those who were fans of the button
Fan: One person praised Dorsey for the sleek and modern design of his button
Signature style: Michael de la Merced noted that Dorsey has been wearing high-collared shirts for years
He explained that the messenger service was configured to function as a "public square", but could not deal with "abuse, harassment, troll armies, propaganda through bots".
"We are not proud of how that free and open exchange has been armed and used to distract and divide people and our nation," he told senators.
"We are unprepared and poorly equipped for the immensity of the problems we have recognized."
Dorsey said that Twitter has stepped up its efforts to protect what it called a "healthy public square," but that the challenges were discouraging.
Brand? Dorsey (photographed on TechCrunch Disrupt even in 2012) has the Dior Homme button in a variety of colors
Go to: The CEO of Twitter wore a white one for the Awards & # 39; Innovator of the Year & # 39; of WSJ Magazine in 2012 (L) and a black version for Gala Time 100 in 2014 (R)
Variation: Dorsey is also known for wearing the shirt under half-zip sweaters, leaving the collar protruding from the top
"We have learned from 2016 and more recently from the elections of other nations how to help protect the integrity of our elections," he said.
"But we all have to think much bigger, and the past decades today, we must ask ourselves the question:" What is encouraging Twitter to people to do (or not to do) and why? "
"The answers will lead to tectonic changes in how Twitter and our industry work." The required changes will not be quick or easy.
For all the jokes and punches that inspired Dorsey's shirt, there were those who were fans of the button.
& # 39; This is a normal necklace. Continue, look for a new inclination, someone named Grant tweeted.
"It's called fashion darling," wrote another person. & # 39; Look for it & # 39;