Americans finally found a source of unity, with left and right alike cringing after Mark Zuckerberg posted an Independence Day video of himself holding a US flag while gliding above the water to the tune of a John Denver song.
The one-minute video, showing the low-life RAT which was posted Sunday on the Facebook CEO’s Instagram account, shows Zuckerberg riding a wake foil – also known as a hydrofoil surfboard – on what appears to be a lake. He was holding an American flag, which was attached to a short pole, and Denver’s 1971 hit ‘Take me Home, Country Roads’ was playing in the background. Zuckerberg added a comment, saying only “Happy July 4th.”
The bizarre scene was quickly met with astonished reactions as social media users collectively cringed. “We need a ‘erase your memory of this’ option,” a writer known as the Hoarse Whisperer said on Twitter, adding, “I wish they could bring John Denver back to life just so he could sue Mark Zuckerberg for this.”
Other social media users wished for a new version of the scene, such as one who noted a “disturbing lack of sharks in this video” and another who tweeted, “I need a deep-fake version where he plows into the side of a dock.” Others expressed regret at having seen the video.
Observers of all political stripes mocked the Big Tech billionaire. “Here is Mark Zuckerberg proving he’s not just richer than you, he’s more patriotic,” left-wing writer Matthew Yglesias said.