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Mark Zuckerberg posts bizarre video of himself throwing spears

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Mark Zuckerberg is drawing jeers on social media after posting a slow-motion video of himself throwing spears while wearing ear protectors.

The Facebook founder shared the clip on Monday with the caption: 'I have a very particular set of skills,' drawing his inspiration from the film Taken. 

Critics were quick to mock the unusual display and seized on Zuckerberg's ear protectors - which seemed to be an unnecessary accessory for the activity that doesn't emit much sound. 

That clip followed another eyebrow-raising video in which Zuckerberg fired a crossbow at a line of bowling pins.   

It's not clear where the videos were filmed, though Zuckerberg has property in both Palo Alto, California, as well as Hawaii, where he has been photographed multiple times since the onset of the pandemic. 

a person throwing a frisbee: Mark Zuckerberg posted a bizarre video over the weekend of himself throwing spears while wearing ear protectors

Mark Zuckerberg posted a bizarre video over the weekend of himself throwing spears while wearing ear protectors
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Zuckerberg prefaced the videos by writing: 'A trail I wanted to hike is out of hiking permits, but has plenty of hunting permits available. 

'That's basically saying: look, you can't walk here unless you also bring a bow and arrow. So I guess we're doing this.'  

In the video posted Monday Zuckerberg can be seen in shorts, T-shirts, and most notably, ear protectors, chucking a spear at a target, missing the bullseye just to the right.

In the background, a song from the band Audioslave plays menacingly.

After his throw, Zuckerberg turns around and reveals he is wearing sunglasses, as well as a big grin on his face.

He is then seen chucking another spear, which lands even closer to the bullseye, just to the left of it.

Ear protectors are typically used when someone is discharging a firearm, but less so when somebody is throwing an almost soundless spear. 

graphical user interface, text, application: Before the videos, Zuckerberg posted that the trail he wanted to hike was 'out of hiking permits,' but had hunting permits available

Before the videos, Zuckerberg posted that the trail he wanted to hike was 'out of hiking permits,' but had hunting permits available
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Zuckerberg had posted his other video with the crossbow about 24 hours earlier with the caption: 'If I were an Avenger, pretty sure I'd be Hawkeye.'

In that video, the Facebook CEO is armed with a bow and arrow, which he uses to knock down a series of bowling pins on a wooden table.

'Seriously though, Hawkeye needs his own movie,' Zuckerberg later commented on his own video. 

Twitter was unsurprisingly relentless in shooting their own social media arrows at the Facebook CEO.

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ProductHunt asked, 'Anyone have Mark Zuckerberg throwing spears on their 2021 bingo card?'

They followed up by saying, 'Someone might not be taking the WWDC event well...'

Rob Toole noted that Zuckerberg's throw might be less impressive considering the distance didn't appear to be too far.

'Nice throw but he looked about 5 feet away from the target. #justsayin,' Toole tweeted.

'The spear is the "allow app to track" pop-up on iOS, the target is my privacy, Mark Zuckerberg is Mark Zuckerberg,' another user said.

Brenda Haines pointed out the lack of use of the ear protectors, saying, 'Someone better tell him that they aren't guns. No need for the ear protection.'

Others chose to imagine what Zuckerberg's motive in the videos were - or who he might've been dreaming of on the other end of his spear.

'Practicing for the next time he sees Tim Cook,' said one user.

Dan Watters said: 'Maybe he’s training to become our Batman and help SF retake our city back from the criminal elements?'

Austin Boblin asked, 'How long before someone superimposes Trump on that target?'

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Zuckerberg was actually the recipient of some verbal spears after his active weekend, courtesy of former president Donald Trump.

In a wide-ranging interview with Fox Business' Stuart Varney on Monday morning, the ex-president lashed out at Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The former president told Varney that Zuckerberg is a 'dangerous' person, just days after the social media platform imposed a minimum two-year-long suspension of his account. 

Facebook and Twitter suspended Trump's accounts and booted him from their social media sites after the January Capitol 6 riot, which led to the former president being impeached – and acquitted – for a second time.

Trump said during his Monday morning interview that Zuckerberg used to visit him at the White House and congratulate him for being 'number one on Facebook.'

'You know, Zuckerberg would come to the White House to have dinner with me, couldn't have been nicer,' Trump said. '"Sir, you're number one, congratulations, number one on Facebook.'" All of this crap. He would bring his wife.'

'They have to be stopped and they will be stopped eventually they are going to be stopped,' Trump said of Big Tech and social media platforms.

He called the bans 'a danger' to America.

a man standing next to a tree: Zuckerberg was actually the recipient of some verbal spears after his active weekend, courtesy of former president Donald Trump

Zuckerberg was actually the recipient of some verbal spears after his active weekend, courtesy of former president Donald Trump
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Twitter permanently banned Trump, while Facebook used a panel of experts to look into their policies and make a recommendation on what to do about the former president's account.

Ultimately the oversight board extended Facebook's ban for six months and said the company would need to decide on its own what to do with Trump's presence on their platform.

When Varney asked Trump why he thinks he was stripped of his social media platforms, Trump said: 'Because my voice is very strong and my voice is very powerful,' and claimed Facebook doesn't want to hear his 'sane voice.'

'We don't have free speech anymore, and who are they to tell us what ideology we should be talking about, what politics we should be talking about. They are a disgrace.'

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