- Sky News Australia
Former president Barack Obama has copped backlash for his 60th birthday party that took place on Saturday -with critics believing it didn’t look “scaled back” and Obama has “rules for thee and not for me”. Mr Obama received intense backlash last week after it was revealed the former president was hosting a 700 guest party for his 60th birthday at his $12 million Martha’s Vineyard estate. Following the backlash, a spokesperson from Mr Obama’s team said the family would “scale back” the party to only include “close friends and family”. However videos from the party have had social media perplexed as to whether the party looked scaled back. “How dare you. Nice “scaled back” party. Rules for thee but not for me!,” one Twitter user wrote. The massive party comes after the United States has seen a fourth wave of COVID-19 sweeping the nation. The CDC issued a new mask guideline for anyone in America living in an area of high transmission to wear a mask indoors – even if you’re vaccinated.