Self-isolation is an effective method for curbing the aggressive virus that has upended our lives.
Although many citizens are suffering from mass layoffs and job losses during the pandemic, a good majority acknowledges that social distancing is a necessary evil.
However, for the wealthy upper class folk, self-quarantine is simply smooth sailing.
While many of us have taken to social media to commiserate and seek solace in the fact that we are all in this crisis together, billionaire and business magnate David Geffen used Instagram to rub our noses in his privileged and ostentatious lifestyle.
Geffen – who has a networth of $7.7 billion – posted a picture demonstrating how he is avoiding the virus on board his $590 million superyacht along the tropical harbors of the Grenadines.
The tone-deaf Instagram post was deleted after he received major backlash.
But lucky for us, Twitter user Sven Henrich provided a screenshot.
David Geffen sends a message: You poor plebs can suck it. It's fabulous to be rich. Look at me! h/t @litcapital https://t.co/q1hELQa3H3— Sven Henrich (@Sven Henrich) 1585405462.0
In the deleted post Geffen wrote:
"Sunset last night...isolated in the Grenadines avoiding the virus. I'm hoping everybody is staying safe."
@NorthmanTrader @litcapital And the award for most tone deaf social media post in the now rapidly fading history of… https://t.co/dtAQcAhFNi— Cam Connyers (@Cam Connyers) 1585413080.0
Thanks for making some of us feel humbled, Mr. Geffen.
Just out here hanging with David Geffen #davidgeffen https://t.co/SfzUCRiPGV— Chef Andrew Gruel (@Chef Andrew Gruel) 1585413223.0
People had some choice words for the 77-year-old executive film producer.
“You walked in... to the party Like you were walking onto a yacht...” There’s a reason people thought Carly Simon’… https://t.co/XfW1c6fEp4— The Hoarse Whisperer (@The Hoarse Whisperer) 1585407221.0
Is anyone shocked that Democrat donor David Geffen posted such an out of touch photo? He might as well have taken a… https://t.co/Vgv0WJ6LYh— Robby Starbuck (@Robby Starbuck) 1585406785.0
David Geffen’s thought process: "Hey you know what, millions are losing their jobs, can’t pay their rent and they’r… https://t.co/2SQ158Shrl— Robby Starbuck (@Robby Starbuck) 1585407948.0
With all that money literally floating around, wouldn't some philanthropy demonstrate more class?
@nycsouthpaw David Geffen is out-of-touch. Maybe if he made a large donation for medical protective gear for our o… https://t.co/OrI8vNkviA— 🎠🕯Deb💫 (@🎠🕯Deb💫) 1585412634.0
David Geffen is worth 8 billion dollars! For God's sake help this country get ventilators, our health workers masks… https://t.co/Tpy8nRAf30— Meghan McCain (@Meghan McCain) 1585428614.0
Since his original post was taken down, the account was switched to a private account.
:( https://t.co/zfsx07HpCD— southpaw (@southpaw) 1585415693.0
He may have deleted his tone-deaf post and made his account private as an attempt to save face and show empathy during a crisis.
But that ship has sailed.