American billionaire deleted Instagram account after drawing anger from countless social media users when he shared photos of how he self-isolated during the COVID-19 pandemic aboard his superyacht in the Caribbean.
On Saturday, David Geffen shared footage of his 138-meter-long luxury yacht, called the Rising Sun, as it crossed the tropical waters of the Grenadines.
“Sunset last night … isolated in the Grenadines avoiding the virus,” he wrote in one of the captions to the post that has since been deleted. “I hope everyone stays safe. “
In one photo, the 77-year-old media tycoon shared what appeared to be his view from the sprawling deck of the private ship.
According to Forbes, Geffen bought the Rising Sun for $ 590 million from billionaire colleague Larry Ellison. It is the tenth largest yacht in the world, according to the publication.
While Geffen, who co-created Geffen Records and DreamWorks, may have been trying to communicate with his more than 84,000 Instagram followers during this period of uncertainty, it looks like he missed the target.
On Twitter, Meghan McCain, the well-known host of “The View” and the daughter of deceased US senator John McCain, expressed outrage at the Geffen photos with a scathing post.
“David Geffen is worth $ 8 billion!” She wrote. “For the love of God, help this country get ventilators, masks for our health workers and the medical supplies they need!” Or not, stay on your f-king Instagramming yacht.
“It’s just shameful and grotesque. “
Other commentators seemed just as exasperated by Geffen’s publications, with many going to Twitter to poke fun at the billionaire and his version of the isolation.
Even musician John Mayer had fun sharing a parody song he did on Geffen and his isolation on Instagram.
In the song, which was released on Tuesday, Mayer makes fun of the billionaire with the words “Drone pulled from my yacht, that’s all I have, I’m all alone on the water. “
“Let me flex those specifications, 450 feet and six or seven bridges. You can stretch your neck, to see everything around me, I don’t care. “