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Billionaire David Geffen sparks fury with
his 'tone-deaf' Instagram coronavirus
post assuring the public that he is safe
and self-isolating in the Caribbean
on his $590 million superyacht

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Posted By: Ribicon, 3/29/2020 4:00:31 PM

As millions of Americans self-quarantine inside cramped apartments, or risk their own health to provide vital services, billionaire David Geffen wants the public to know that he's also doing his part in the coronavirus pandemic. 'Sunset last night…' Geffen wrote in an Instagram post on Saturday morning, accompanied by a picture of his $590 million superyacht floating in the waters of the Caribbean. 'Isolated in the Grenadines avoiding the virus. I hope everybody is staying safe,' added the music mogul, who is worth an estimated $7.7 billion. The post, which has since been hidden from public view, drew furious backlash as a 'tone-deaf' response

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It's hardly self-isolation if he's rotating in a fresh crop of boys every couple of days.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Highlander 3/29/2020 4:04:40 PM (No. 362106)
He can stay on the boat for the rest of his life for all I care.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: DVC 3/29/2020 4:07:09 PM (No. 362110)
As if anyone cares if this pedophile lives.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bad-hair 3/29/2020 4:08:05 PM (No. 362113)
Which cabins are Bill and Hillary!!! in ?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DARling 3/29/2020 4:14:53 PM (No. 362121)
I envy no one. He's welcome to whatever he has earned. I'm sure people who think home cooking means heating up yesterday's Chinese food leftovers would resent me for having sufficient food supplies and knowing how to cook them. When those who failed to prepare for this crisis run out of food, suddenly we will hear whining about how it's not fair that people like me have enough to weather this storm.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird 3/29/2020 4:33:03 PM (No. 362137)
OP gets it. No one has taken David Geffen serious for decades - if they did at any time. Maybe the artsy crowd. Birds of a feather. Not the rest of us.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird 3/29/2020 4:33:43 PM (No. 362139)
seriously
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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird 3/29/2020 4:34:30 PM (No. 362141)
“Man the torpedoes!!!!"
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Timber Queen 3/29/2020 4:42:32 PM (No. 362149)
I agree with #4. He has earned what he has, and whether by good or by evil he is entitled to all its benefits. However, his lack of self-awareness of his privileged position does deserve comment. After all he posted the photo and message himself, he was not "outed" by some anonymous paparazzi. Perhaps his conscious was pricking him as he pondered the strange state of the world, and he truly wanted to wish everyone well by sharing the beauty his wealth had been able to provide him. But his lack of sincere empathy precluded any thought it would be perceived as a callus showing off. Our elite SJW are used to being able to toss off their bon mots of caring being received as manna from on high. It must have been a shock to Geffen to be on the receiving end of public vitriol. He immediately removed the post and imposed radio silence. This is a good sign. The paradigm has shifted. When we come through on the other side we will be a different America, MAGA:KAG America.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: GW_Rider 3/29/2020 4:49:36 PM (No. 362155)
I don't understand all the negative reactions here. My first thought with all the corona-reporting was, "I wonder how David Geffen is doing?".
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Flyball Dogs 3/29/2020 4:53:56 PM (No. 362159)
I think he pulls the D Lever at voting time.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: privateer 3/29/2020 4:58:04 PM (No. 362164)
No doubt, he has plenty of time to read Poe's 'The Masque of the Red Death'.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: Readaholic 3/29/2020 5:28:38 PM (No. 362193)
I'd have to see a thorough audit of the broken and abused left in his wake before I cheerfully signed off on him having legitimately earned it.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: zephyrgirl 3/29/2020 5:33:22 PM (No. 362196)
Whatever floats your boat, dude.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Namma 3/29/2020 5:37:09 PM (No. 362201)
stay on your boat sweetie. you have billions of dollars, but the personality of a dead fish.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Tusker 3/29/2020 5:44:29 PM (No. 362210)
It’s good to be King!
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Reply 16 - Posted by: chase9365 3/29/2020 5:48:43 PM (No. 362216)
that's kewl man, that's kewl. What a jerk.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: bad-hair 3/29/2020 5:52:21 PM (No. 362217)
Yes #9. You nailed it. My thought was 1. I wonder who the hell David Geffen is. 2. I hope he's OK 3. I wonder which cabins Bill and Hillary are in.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: DVC 3/29/2020 6:09:54 PM (No. 362230)
I agree that I don't envy his wealth, but I despise his perverse, criminal behavior.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: BirdsNest 3/29/2020 6:11:38 PM (No. 362231)
You have people like him and then you have people like the ones in my area who are sewing face masks and giving them to those who need them. Free. I donated several yards of fabric and thread to the lady that made my masks and to another lady I am donating money for supplies for the masks I am picking up tomorrow for friends. Different folks altogether.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: XCenturion 3/29/2020 6:31:20 PM (No. 362248)
Geffen was an early supporter of Barack Obama for president and raised $1.3 million for Obama in a star-studded Beverly Hills fundraiser. This is all you need to know about Geffen and who he hangs around with.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Lawsy0 3/29/2020 6:38:07 PM (No. 362258)
This answers the burning question, ''Who gives a rip?''
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Reply 22 - Posted by: udanja99 3/29/2020 7:37:26 PM (No. 362314)
Maybe a silver lining in all of this is that people will learn not to be so entitled and self-absorbed. Maybe.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Rinktum 3/29/2020 8:14:43 PM (No. 362349)
Is Geffen making a run for it? Do the Grenadines have an extradition agreement with the US?
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Reply 24 - Posted by: JL80863 3/29/2020 9:03:37 PM (No. 362375)
"Fire Number One" "Torpedo clear, running hot and straight" "Down scope!"
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Reply 25 - Posted by: MickTurn 3/29/2020 9:27:01 PM (No. 362387)
May the fleas of 1000 camels infest your Yacht. Happy Now?
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Reply 26 - Posted by: pixelero 3/29/2020 11:51:44 PM (No. 362489)
I, for one, am so relieved.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: PChristopher 3/30/2020 1:58:11 AM (No. 362535)
There's nothing wrong with that yacht that an iceberg wouldn't fix.
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