Social Media Pounces on Obama’s ‘scaled back’ Birthday Party
It looks like former President Obama’s 60th birthday party was still a huge bash.
Photos of the event were posted on social media.
DJ posts stealth pics of Obama's 'epic' birthday party — before being forced to delete them https://t.co/9fGUVeXaM0 pic.twitter.com/aRO5KOzi9K
— New York Post (@nypost) August 8, 2021
Originally, the party was going to be a huge affair with over 500 guests but because of concerns about the Delta variant, the party size was supposed to be reduced.
A spokesperson for Obama commented earlier this week, saying, “Due to the new spread of the delta variant over the past week, the President and Mrs. Obama have decided to significantly scale back the event to include only family and close friends.”
The Daily Mail reported on the event including pictures of tents and celebrities attending the party.
Close friends and family? Obama's 60th birthday bash looks anything BUT intimate as massive tents are erected on his $12M Martha's Vineyard estate https://t.co/xOeOnp6aNT
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) August 7, 2021
Social media critics pounced on the photos of huge tents at Obama’s home in Martha’s Vineyard.
Some comments focused on the lack of masks and ignoring general COVID-19 rules of avoiding large crowds.
Barack Obama hosts super spreader event. Perhaps locals should call the police to shut it down? https://t.co/ms22pykclE
— Raheem J. Kassam (@RaheemKassam) August 7, 2021
Obama’s party is just another example of elites having different standards with COVID-19 than regular Americans.
They are what we thought they were. https://t.co/7eQhz5fKTG
— Brett L. Tolman (@tolmanbrett) August 7, 2021
Deneen put it best:
“All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.” George Orwell then and now. https://t.co/fDFy8dKYGI
— Deneen Borelli (@deneenborelli) August 7, 2021