Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has billions upon billions of dollars. But, guys, he also has feelings. And, in the immortal words of Molly Ringwald, they hurt just as much when someone steps all over them.
In this case, that "someone" is both Aaron Sorkin and David Fincher, respectively the writer and director behind The Social Network. During Facebook's first public Q&A session on Thursday, Zuckerberg admitted that the 2010 film embellished personal details that he found inaccurate and "hurtful."
"I think the reality is that writing code and then building a product and building a company is not a glamorous enough thing to make a movie about, so you can imagine that a lot of this stuff they had to embellish or make up,” he told the audience. “They went out of their way in the movie to try to get some interesting details correct, like the design of the office, but on the overarching plot...they just kind of made up a bunch of stuff that I found kind of hurtful.
"There were pretty glaring things that were just made up about the movie that made it pretty hard to take seriously," he added.
Though Zuckerberg said the film got his signature gray tee right — indeed, he wore one for the Q&A — he insisted many details were made up. For instance, he was already dating now-wife Priscilla Chan during the site's creation and was therefore not trying to use it to woo back an ex-girlfriend.
Hurt feelings aside, the social network king said he's happy to simply move on. "I haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about that movie in a while," he said. "I kind of blocked that one out."