Mark Zuckerberg returns from paternity leave with dad jokes
PALO ALTO, Calif. — New dad Mark Zuckerberg, fresh off paternity leave, cracked a joke on Facebook Monday that went viral within minutes.
The Facebook CEO and his wife, philanthropist Priscilla Chan, gave birth to a daughter, Maxima, back in December. On Monday Zuckerberg posted to his page a picture of his wardrobe, with the caption, “First day back after paternity leave. What should I wear?” The post also included a stressed face emoji and a note that he was “feeling undecided.”
The punchline? The choices were all the same: several gray t-shirts and slightly darker-gray hoodies.
Within half an hour, his post had more than 150,000 likes and 4,000 shares.
The casual, monotonous look is a bit of a staple for Zuckerberg, as one may find with a simple Google Images search. The style is similar to that of the late Steve Jobs, who was often seen in jeans and a black turtleneck.
According to Business Insider, the multi-billionaire was asked a couple of years ago about his rather subdued clothing, to which he replied, “I really want to clear my life to make it so that I have to make as few decisions as possible about anything except how to best serve this community.” Thus the same gray shirt nearly every day.
Poking fun at himself with a corny joke? Yep, Zuckerberg’s officially a dad.