Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hosted his first-ever Facebook Live Q&A On Tuesday. The Q&A went quite well, revealing quite a few things, but one key tidbit that came out from the event was the most memorable: Zuckerberg is not a lizard person (or so he says).
Mark Zuckerberg: I am not a lizard
For a long time, there have been conspiracy theorists who believe that most of the world’s powerful personalities are actually lizards posing in human form. British conspiracy theorist David Icke is among the most popular person to believe that almost all powerful figures are, in reality, shape-shifting reptilian humanoids.
But Facebook’s CEO has made it clear that he is not one of them. Clearing up any doubts, the CEO said, “Mark, are the allegations true that you’re secretly a lizard? Um… I’m gonna, I’m gonna have to go with ‘no’ on that. I am not a lizard.”
He called the question “silly” but said to “keep the high quality comments coming in please, this is surely on track to be a great Live Q&A if we continue getting stuff at that level of quality.”
However, what appeared weird was that the questions seemed to be pre-screened (though in parts). It may suggest that the CEO wanted to take on such issues.
Not the first time
In 2013, a poll found that around 4% of registered voters in the U.S. believe that “lizard people control our societies by gaining political power.” Also it is notable that over 11,000 users have liked the Reptilians fanpage on Facebook.
It could be a frivolous thing when a celebrity is asked to publicly deny a secret slithery lineage, but it is not the first time something like this has happened. In 2011, Donald Rumsfeld, former defense secretary, repeatedly refused to acknowledge comedian Louis C.K. on a radio show as he continued to harass him with comments of being a “flesh-eating” lizard alien. In 2014, John Key, New Zealand’s prime minister, had to officially tackle the question after a person from Auckland filed an official Information Act request.
According to New Zealand’s Newshub, Key said, “To the best of my knowledge, no. Having been asked that question directly, I’ve taken the unusual step of not only seeing a doctor but a vet, and both have confirmed I’m not a reptile.”
Zuckerberg has been hosting such Q&A sessions for more than a year now to discuss a range of issues from professional to personal. He used the latest session to answer more serious topics like entrepreneurship, the potential of VR and connecting the world. The CEO also dismissed a rumor that the social networking giant would charge for the service someday.