Twitter Shades David Geffen For Socially Tone-Deaf Instagram Post

The Twitterverse threw all kinds of shade at out billionaire David Geffen after he sent ‘stay safe’ regards from his $590 million yacht currently parked in the Caribbean.

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

Now, it’s very possible Geffen missed the mark by accident. That his post, with the world in the midst of a planetary crisis, went socially tone-deaf in a humble brag kind of way without meaning to.

I mean, we all send out the photo-drone over the yacht to capture our truest sense of concern at sunset, yes?

In fairness, Geffen does a lot of great things with his billions including funding several LGBTQ organizations as well as giving financial support to Los Angeles area health clinics, theaters, museums, and charities for the homeless. Let’s not lose sight of that.

But folks on Twitter, who might be worried about having jobs when the pandemic comes to an end, weren’t having it. There have been over 10,000 responses to his post so far.

See below.

p.s. Geffen took his Insta private amid the f*ck ton of shade thrown his way.

David Geffen interested in buying LA Clippers

Entertainment mogul David Geffen may buy the  L.A. Clippers if NBA Commissioner Adam Silver forces a sale of the team, the L.A. Times reports:

“If the Clippers become available he would be interested in buying
the franchise,” his office said via email, adding that Geffen was not
available to elaborate.

Geffen, with a net worth that Forbes estimates at $6.2 billion,
reportedly tried to buy at least a controlling stake in the Clippers in
2010 but was rebuffed by owner Donald Sterling.

Silver fined owner Donald Sterling $2.5 million today and banned him from the NBA for life over racist remarks that surfaced over the weekend.

American Masters: Inventing David Geffen

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Tune in to PBS Tuesday to catch the premiere of American Masters: Inventing David Geffen — an intimate two-hour exploration into the life and work of the reclusive media mogul.

Geffen’s history (as agent, manager, record industry executive, and Hollywood and Broadway producer) is recounted through earnest interviews with Geffen himself — an out gay man — and with friends, colleagues, and clients, including Cher, Clive Davis, Barry Diller, Rahm Emanuel, Tom Hanks, Elton John, Calvin Klein, Yoko Ono, Steven Spielberg, and a host of contemporaries eager to commemorate Geffen’s epic influence on media as we know it.