Geffen posted photos on Instagram on Saturday showing how he is social distancing on the “Rising Sun.”
“Sunset last night … isolated in the Grenadines avoiding the virus,” Geffen, 77, captioned a picturesque snapshot, one of three in the post. “I’m hoping everybody is staying safe.”
His post left Twitter followers furious as one wrote: “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!!!”
Thanks, David Geffen, for your thoughts. pic.twitter.com/5XTRhGX5OP
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) March 28, 2020
Another added: “Did David Geffen just give everyone the middle finger?”
The “Rising Sun” had a purchase price of $590 million. Geffen bought a half-stake in the 454-foot boat from fellow billionaire Larry Ellison in 2007, purchasing the other half three years later.
He’s since hosted a wealth of celebrities and moguls, from Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and girlfriend Lauren Sanchez to music manager Scooter Braun and Diane Von Furstenberg and Barry Diller.
Geffen’s Instagram account was made private Saturday, allowing only followers to see his pictures.
He made his fortune after co-founding Asylum Records in the 1970s, later launching Geffen Records in 1980. In 1994, he co-founded the DreamWorks SKG studio with Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg. Geffen left the studio in 2008.
[via Page Six]