Mark Zuckerberg hosted his first ever Facebook Live Q&A today. And it went about as well as you’d expect. One of the key things we learned? Mark Zuckerberg is not a lizard person. Or so he says.
The hour-long Q&A has been viewed by nearly 6 million people, and it even had a celebrity cameo in the form of a very awkward looking Jerry Seinfeld. But the most interesting part of the Q&A was when Mark Zuckerberg, CEO and billionaire, denied that he was actually a gigantic lizard posing in human form.
There have long been conspiracy theorists who believe that the world’s most powerful people are actually lizards disguised in giant human-shaped costumes. David Icke, the British conspiracy theorist, is perhaps the most famous person who contends that almost all powerful people are actually shape-shifting reptilian humanoids.
But Zuckerberg insists that he isn’t one of them.
“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,” Zuckerberg said seeming oddly nervous.
“But 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,” Zuckerberg continued sarcastically.
The weirdest part is that the questions seemed to be pre-screened, at least in part. It almost seems like Zuck wanted to address the issue.
A 2013 poll found that roughly 4 percent of registered voters in the United States believe that “lizard people control our societies by gaining political power.” At the time of this writing 11,275 people have liked the Reptilians fanpage on Facebook.
Comment from the secret Reptilians who control the world could not be obtained by press time. We’ll update this post if we hear back.
Update, 6:32pm: Gizmodo still hasn’t received word from the secret lizard people who control the world’s political institutions and major corporations. If you have any connections in the secretive cabal of lizard people that dictate how wars are waged and how pokes are allocated, please reach out and let them know that Gizmodo would like to speak with them about Mark Zuckerberg.
Update, 7:17pm: Still no word from the lizard folk.
Update, June 15, 11:04am: I still have yet to hear from a single lizard person.