Hypocrisy, thy name is Zuckerberg.
While the Facebook CEO expects the rest of us to live by his liberal personal beliefs, he has been busted building a 6ft. tall wall around his Hawaiian property. This is causing issues for his personal image as well as his reputation among the locals.
From The Daily Mail:
Billionaire Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has annoyed locals on the Hawaiian holiday island of Kauai after be began construction a large stone wall around his $100million 750-acre retreat.
Zuckerberg bought the property in 2014 and later added two further parcels of land, including 393 acres at Pila’a Beach on the north shore of the island.
However, the Facebook founder is facing criticism locally over the controversial plans.
The wall is believed to be made from locally-sourced stone, but according to neighbors it is an eyesore.
Gy Hall told West Hawaii Today: ‘The feeling of it is really oppressive. It’s immense. It’s really sad that somebody would come in, and buy a huge piece of land and the first thing they do is cut off this view that’s been available and appreciative by the community here for years.’
He added: ‘(The crew) put some boards up, so you can see the future projection of the wall and what it will cut off. It’s quite dramatic because you can see all the pasture land and ocean underneath the boards.’
Donna Mcmillen, also criticized the wall: ‘I’m super unhappy about that. I know that land belongs to Zuckerberg. Money is no option for him. I’m 5’8” and when I’m walking, I see nothing but wall. It just doesn’t fit in with the natural beauty that we have here. There are people on the island who money can pay for anything. These kind of things that they do take away what Kauai is all about.’
Mail Online has attempted to contact Facebook for a comment about the controversy.
Neighbors of Zuckerberg’s San Francisco mansion have also complained about the disruption caused by the billionaire’s attempt to redevelop the building.
Some complained that construction crews working on the property were causing disruption and taking up parking spaces outside the $10 million property.
The house, which is in the Dolores Park area of the city, was built in the 1920s.