- Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is getting slammed on social media for cheering on his latest space tourism venture in the aftermath of a deadly tornado where at least six workers have died at his warehouse.
- “Happy crew this morning in the training center,” Bezos posted on Instagram Saturday morning from Blue Origins, seemingly unaware of the disaster unfolding.
- “You should worry about the tornado situation more,” wrote one user. “Will any of your Amazon workers ever take the flight?” said another in response to his asinine post.
At least six people were killed at the Amazon distribution centre in Edwardsville, Illinois after a tornado led to the collapse of the building on Friday night. While 45 people made it out of the building, one person was airlifted to a regional hospital, said Edwardsville fire chief James Whiteford during a news conference on Saturday. The first responders are continuing “to search the site for evidence of life” he added.
There was initially no reaction to the news from Mr Bezos online, however, as the billionaire instead dedicated his social media posts to Saturday’s launch of the New Shepard rocket with six space tourists, including Laura Shepard Churchley, the daughter of first US astronaut Alan Shepard after whom the rocket is named.
“Happy crew this morning in the training centre,” said Mr Bezos in an Instagram post on Saturday morning. The crew also included former NFL star and Good Morning America host Michael Strahan, as well as four other paying customers.
“You should worry about the tornado situation more,” wrote one user in response to the post…”
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