Why is Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon in hot water?

The top boss who moonlights as DJ D-Sol is under fire for flouting social distancing norms.

AFP
Last weekend, Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon played an ill-fated DJ gig in the Hamptons that will be investigated by the New York Department of Health for “egregious social distancing violations”.
Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon, who performs as DJ D-Sol on the side, is under fire after a charity concert that he opened in the Hamptons over the weekend for Grammy award-winners The Chainsmokers was accused of not following social distancing norms.

The “Safe and Sound‘ drive-in concert - for which attendees splashed out between $225 and $25,000 for a parking space - received a lot of social media backlash when videos and photographs from the concert were uploaded.




Following the initial social media backlash to video and photographs from the concert, New York governor Andrew Cuomo posted on Twitter that he was “appalled” by the “egregious social distancing violations” and that the New York Department of Health would be conducting an investigation.

“[The] concert that happened in the town of Southampton was just a gross violation of not only the public health rules, it was a gross violation of common sense,” said Cuomo during his daily briefing, calling it “disrespectful to fellow New Yorkers”.

Following the controversy, a Goldman Sachs spokesperson defended the CEO saying he “performed early and left before the show ended”. “The vast majority of the audience appeared to follow the rules, but he’s troubled that some violated them and put themselves and others at risk,” they said.
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