A year later, Zuckerberg on Wednesday finally explained the reason why he had applied so much sunscreen that day. In a live chat with Instagram head Adam Mosseri, titled, “As long as the world keeps turning, the memes keep churning”, Zuckerberg addressed the question, saying he had noticed a paparazzi who was following them. ” I was like I don’t want him to recognise me. So, what I am going to do is put tonnes of sunscreen,” he said.
However, Zuckerberg went on to admit that it was certainly not his best-laid plan. “But that backfired. And I should have really thought through it before doing it,” he said, laughing. He added that he was a pale-skinned person and therefore used lots of sunscreen to keep his skin healthy.
Zuckerberg might have tried to disguise himself as someone else, but that his efforts fell flat need no explanation. “It’s all good to have a sense of humour. I am glad people could laugh about it. I laugh about it,” he said.
He also said that was just “way too much” sunscreen. “No one needs to be wearing that much sunscreen.”
Zuckerberg then went on to say, “There has been a lot worse about me. So, if someone wants to post a sunscreen meme, it’s cool. I’m happy to give the Internet some laughs.”