Thursday, May 13, 2021

Twitter Reacts Negatively to the Obamas Closing on $11.75M Martha’s Vineyard Estate

BARACK & MICHELLE OBAMA
WASHINGTON, DC – AUGUST 6: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama waves to the assembled press as he and first lady Michelle Obama depart the White House August 6, 2016 in Washington, DC. The family is traveling to travel to Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts for their annual two week vacation. (Photo by Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images)

*Barack and Michelle Obama have purchased a seven-bedroom home on Martha’s Vineyard, and they reportedly closed on the deal at a 21% discount off the listing price.

The Obamas paid $11.75 million for the property listed with a $14.85 million price tag, per forbes.com. The luxurious home was previously owned by Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck.

According to TMZ, the 6,900 square home boasts 7 bedrooms, eight-and-a-half bathrooms, a pool, outdoor fireplace, and vaulted ceilings. It also has 2 guest wings off the main home, a detached barn and private beaches along the shore of Edgartown’s Great Pond.

The home is the latest multi-million dollar property owned by the Obamas. They also own mansions in Hawaii, California and Washington, D.C.

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BARACK & MICHELLE OBAMA Closed on $11.75 Mil Estate

Meanwhile, the former U.S. President and former First Lady are catching heat on social media over the purchase of the mansion in Martha’s Vineyard.

One Twitter user wrote: “Obama sitting pretty in Marthas vineyard whilst Americans lost their homes due to his astounding incompetence. Bailed out wall street instead of the American people. d bag.”

Another tweeted: “Nothing sets a better example for the ‘urgency’ of ‘climate change’ than buying a $12,000,000 mansion on an island ‘marthas vineyard’ In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean all the while crying about the dangers of the rise of sea level. Obama did!”

Others defended the former couple.

“The Obamas are among the most successful black people in recent history & fools are out there upset that they’re living about as well as your average white Tech executive.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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