Count Michael Rapaport among the many people who got a rise out of Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony before Congress on Tuesday.
Author/podcaster Rapaport weighed in on Zuckerberg’s testimony on Facebook’s privacy issues on Wednesday, ripping the tech bigwig for using what Rapaport called a “booster seat” during his testimony.
“That’s right; this goofy nerd c—sucker sat there in front of the entire world in a f—ing booster seat!” Rapaport vented in a video posted to social media.
“You’re in front of the Congress, you goofy c–sucker! It’s not a Dungeons & Dragons meeting!” Rapaport chastised. “You think iconic nerds like Albert Einstein would have sat there in a f—ing booster seat? Can you imagine Steve f—ing Jobs sitting there in front of Congress in a booster seat, you nerd f— you?”
Rapaport wasn’t done.
“I thought you were supposed to be so smart, you science fiction book-reading, ‘Star Wars’-watching, computer-hacking, video game-playing, billionaire buffoon!” the “Atypical” star added.
Rapaport said that the incident had prompted him to join the crowd who have recently abandoned Zuckerberg’s social media platform in protest.
“I wasn’t gonna quit Facebook, until I saw this s—. Now I’m done!” the actor declared.
Zuckerberg’s testimony, which came on the heels of the Cambridge Analytica data leak that rocked Facebook earlier this year, drew the attention of many detractors and jokers, a number of whom compared Zuckerberg’s appearance during the testimony to that of Commander Data, chief science officer of the Enterprise on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”
Rapaport wasn’t the only one to take note of the extra padding that was tucked under Zuckerberg’s monied posterior during the testimony. Washingtonian senior editor Andrew Beaujon, for one, tweeted, “Stop infantilizing Mark Zuckerberg! Also, here’s his booster seat.”
Stop infantilizing Mark Zuckerberg! Also, here’s his booster seat. (Photographs by Evy Mages.) pic.twitter.com/MeKwDZwIEF
– Andrew Beaujon (@abeaujon) April 10, 2018
View Rapaport’s take on the matter below.
– MichaelRapaport (@MichaelRapaport) April 11, 2018