Home Entertainment Billionaire David Geffen cops backlash for ‘tone-deaf’ coronavirus Instagram post
Billionaire David Geffen cops backlash for ‘tone-deaf’ coronavirus Instagram post

Billionaire David Geffen cops backlash for ‘tone-deaf’ coronavirus Instagram post

0

American film executive David Geffen has found himself in hot water after posting a “tone-deaf” Instagram post amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The 77-year-old billionaire, who is worth an eye-watering $US7.5 billion and is the richest man in showbiz, uploaded a picture on social media of his $US590 million superyacht, revealing he was “isolated in the Grenadines”.

“Sunset last night … isolated in the Grenadines avoiding the virus. I’m hoping everybody is saying safe.”

View image on Twitter

The photo, a glory shot of his yacht at sunset, was met with a wave of backlash, with his name trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons. One user declared Geffen was the “most tone-deaf rich person in the world”.

View image on Twitter
View image on Twitter
View image on Twitter

Is anyone shocked that Democrat donor David Geffen posted such an out of touch photo? He might as well have taken a picture flipping everyone in America off.

View image on Twitter
View image on Twitter

David Geffen’s thought process: “Hey you know what, millions are losing their jobs, can’t pay their rent and they’re worried about a deadly pandemic, I bet they’d love to know how I’m doing. Fire up the copter so we can take some more pics of my yacht! They’ll love this!!!”

View image on Twitter

1,8852:05 AM – Mar 29, 2020Twitter Ads info and privacy859 people are talking about this

𝔾 ℝ 𝔸 𝔻 𝔼 𝕋 ! 𝕤𝕒𝕪𝕤 “𝕤𝕥𝕒𝕪 𝕙𝕠𝕞𝕖”@menace2snacks

Attention, pirates working the Grenadines:

David Geffen has a net worth of $7.5bn.

View image on Twitter

Geffen, who is renowned for hosting celebrity guests on his yacht including Barack and Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Bruce Springsteen, and Tom Hanks, appeared to have deleted his Instagram page after the criticism.

The Hollywood big wig is the founder of record labels Asylum Records, Geffen Records and DGC Records as well as film studio DreamWorks.

David Geffen with US pop star Katy Perry.
David Geffen with US pop star Katy Perry.Source:Supplied

As well as his uber expensive yacht, Geffen boasts an impressive property portfolio valued above $US100 million, including luxury homes across New York, the Hamptons, California and Beverly Hills.

He also has amassed an art collection worth $US2 billion.

Daz

LEAVE YOUR COMMENT

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *