John Mayer posted a parody song lampooning a tone-deaf Instagram post by billionaire David Geffen.
Mayer released the track, “Drone Shot of My Yacht,” following the 77-year-old businessman and philanthropist’s post over the weekend. Geffen went private on Instagram after revealing that he has been isolating on a yacht in the Grenadines, islands in the Caribbean.
He was slammed for showing off his wealth and privilege as millions of other people are struggling with unemployment and healthcare workers are fighting for their lives while trying to save others.
Even Meghan McCain of The View blasted Geffen when he shared a photo of his $590-million mega-yacht off the coast of the Grenadines, revealing that’s where he’s self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic. Geffen deleted his Instagram soon after.
“If it’s stuck in my head, it might as well be stuck in yours,” John captioned an Instagram video featuring his parody song and a slideshow of yacht photos. “Drone shot of my yacht, it’s all I got, I’m all alone on the water,” he sings in the parody. “Let me flex these specs,” he continues, “450 feet and six or seven decks. You can stretch your neck, to see all the stuff around me, I don’t give a heck.”
Business Insider reported that billionaires were flocking to charter superyachts so they can escape the coronavirus pandemic. Yachts are generally assumed to be cleaner than standard cruise ships because of rigorous maintenance routines, but they can be pricey to charter. Some go for $120,000 a week plus crew costs, while others can set you back as much as $600,000 a week.