'Do you care?': Jeff Bezos panned for space trip pics after deaths at Amazon warehouse

'They were killed by Jeff Bezos and his lust for money,' a Twitter user wrote mourning the death of the six Amazon workers


                            'Do you care?': Jeff Bezos panned for space trip pics after deaths at Amazon warehouse
Jeff Bezos enjoyed a ten minute joyride to space aboard his Blue Origin spacecraft (Instagram, Twitter/Accuweather)
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After the devastating quad-state tornado led to the collapse of an Amazon warehouse in Edwardsville, Illinois, six workers were killed while 100 other employees are reportedly trapped. Amid ongoing search and rescue operations, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos posted a photo of him smiling with the crew of Blue Origin, the recreational aerospace travel company owned by Bezos. "Happy crew this morning in the training center," he wrote in the caption as his girlfriend Lauren Sanchez commented, "Congrats to @blueorigin and the “original 6” crew." 

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On December 10, 2021, at least 18 tornadoes ravaged Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Tennessee, and parts of Illinois, killing at least 70 people and displacing millions from their homes. One of the most shocking disasters happened to be the Amazon warehouse collapse which allegedly happened as the management ignored tornado warnings and kept the facility open. A wall about the length of a football field apparently fell through along with the roof above, with dozens trapped underneath. Amazon later issued a statement addressing the tragedy.

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"Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies are with the victims, their loved ones and everyone impacted. This is a devastating tragedy for our Amazon family and our focus is on supporting our employees and partners," read the official statement released by Amazon in the wake of the warehouse tragedy. 

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Kelly Nantel, a spokesperson for the company, told DailyMail, "We're deeply saddened by the news that members of our Amazon family passed away as a result of the storm in Edwardsville. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their loved ones, and everyone impacted by the storm. We also want to thank all the first responders for their ongoing efforts on scene. We're continuing to provide support to our employees and partners in the area."

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Meanwhile, Bezos was meeting with Good Morning America host Michael Strahan along with five members of the crew onboard the latest ten-minute-long flight to space. Soon after Bezos shared the photo on his Instagram, Internet users lashed out at him for being nonchalant about the lives lost at his company's warehouse. Following the backlash, the 57-year-old business mogul later said that he was "heartbroken" in a brief statement. 

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"Really struggling with my rage since Jeff Bezos blasted his major carbon polluting rocket this morning after Amazon workers died in a rare December tornado last night," a furious user tweeted. Another user noted, "There were warnings about the Kentucky tornado. Those workers should have been sheltering safely, not working for peanuts in Amazon's poorly constructed warehouse. They were killed by Jeff Bezos and his lust for money."

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"Hey @JeffBezos were you able to see the destruction of and loss of life in your Amazon warehouse that was obliterated by a tornado in Kentucky while you were in space? Or do you care?" tweeted a third user. 

Another slammed the Amazon founder saying, "Never forget where @JeffBezos was this morning after several of his employees in illinois were killed or injured in the midwestern tornadoes. Hanging out with celebrities. @JeffBezos you should be ashamed. Where was the tornado shelters Jeff? Where?"

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