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Stop infantilizing Mark Zuckerberg! Also, here’s his booster seat. (Photographs by Evy Mages.) pic.twitter.com/MeKwDZwIEF— Andrew Beaujon (@abeaujon) April 10, 2018
Zuckerberg takes his seat... on a 4-inch cushion. pic.twitter.com/ssp7IjF5MS— Dana Milbank (@Milbank) April 10, 2018
The padded cushion was first noticed by Washingtonian photographer Evy Mages and has sparked some questions online as to whether the billionaire Silicon Valley executive requested the insert, based on previous reports that 5’7” Zuckerberg is conscious about his height.
Has anyone asked WHY Zuckerberg has an extra cushion on his seat in front of congress? Is he really just that short?— Pastor Lewis Boois Bo Boois Banana Fana Fo Foois (@lewispolzin) April 10, 2018
Some Twitter users, however, have other theories.
Because stress can cause hemorrhoids?— H_R (@OttoWeinert) April 10, 2018
Well, robots do need some extra padding to sit down— Shane Flannagan (@shaneflannagan) April 10, 2018
they do this when a witness is gonna be there for a loooooooooong fucking time— C-SPAM (@c__spam) April 10, 2018
Might as well be comfortable while getting grilled.
David Gilmour is a reporter who specializes in national politics, internet culture, and technology.