Mark Zuckerberg – Under Fire for Building Wall

Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg is now recently on the receiving end of scowls and questionable faces as the billionaire is under fire for erecting a 6-foot wall around his 700-acre Hawaiian land. The controversy started when his neighbors protested about the wall’s construction which is located in the Chief Executive Officer’s beachfront property in Kuaui.

Mark Zuckerberg - Under Fire for Building Wall

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Faces Protests for Erecting Wall in Hawaii Property

Local newspaper The Garden Island had the following to say about the wall erected by Mark Zuckerberg: “For years, Kilauea resident Gy Hall has enjoyed the view of the ocean and the breeze along Koolau Road. Then, a few weeks ago, a crew started to build a wall which happens to belong to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

“The feeling of it is really oppressive. It’s immense,” Hall said. “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.””

Aside from publishing The Garden Island, there are also other outlets that have already jumped into the story, which now includes the Daily Mail. Gizmodo also confirmed that the wall’s main purpose for its creation was “to reduce highway and road noise.”

When you head on to Facebook, the story regarding the wall erected by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers mixed reactions. For one, Lori McGlasson Lake has the following to say: “People are not happy about his wall. Especially since they haven’t even started the house yet and friends close to the project say it will take several years to complete. What does he need a wall around 700 acres for? Blocks the common folks view. Why not just put something closer and smaller around the house? Not like he isn’t going to have armed security anyway.”

Then there’s another reaction regarding to this story about Mark Zuckerberg by another Facebook user, David Silver: “So you buy a property and build a six foot wall around it and some neighbors are unhappy because it blocks a breeze they used to have. Bottom line, the guy is building to local code and like other big walls in Hawaii, it will probably be nicely landscaped. Pardon me for being blunt, but Kilauea is as whiny as Marin County. Don’t take this too seriously; Kauai doesn’t.” Even though the wall’s primary purpose was to minimize road noise, there are those who are not buying the thought.


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