Zuckerberg and wife score accidental cameo in Chinese police documentary

The couple stumbled into frame while on a stroll in Shanghai this March.

 

Fruzsina Eördögh

Internet Culture

Published May 28, 2012   Updated Jun 2, 2021, 4:34 pm CDT

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan were ambling along a Shanghai sidewalk in March when they wandered into the shot of a camera crew, which was filming a documentary on the city’s police for China Central Television, the state broadcasting company.

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The duo’s debut as extras was used in a 39 second commercial for the series, and has thrown the Chinese social network Sina Weibo into a tizzy where one copy has been viewed more than one million times since being uploaded on May 27.

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Facebook is still banned in China, ironically, as the The Raw Story noted. It is unclear if Zuckerberg is aware of his cameo. He hasn’t posted a thing about it to Facebook.

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*First Published: May 28, 2012, 1:38 pm CDT