The Occupy protesters might think they have it bad. Dealing with latrine-like encampments, tear-gas assaults, and general derision from the nation's economic and political elite is no walk in the park. But Silicon Valley billionaire Sean Parker has news for them: His life is pretty tough, too.
"You guys are really attacking me for being the 1%? I was broke and couch surfing just a few years ago," he tweeted.
Fair enough; no one can fault Parker for making himself a fortune. His next Twitter utterance, however, was perhaps less well-calculated to incur the sympathy he seems to crave.
"I have a whole new set of problems to deal with now: security, extortion attempts, kidnapping threats, death threats, etc.," he wrote
. "Life better b4?"
Cheer up, Sean: At least you got to pay for a cute local campaign commercial
starring Brian Wilson and MC Hammer.