Stung! Sting reportedly played elite Microsoft event as layoffs loomed | The Seattle Times

But Microsoft might have strayed off key this week. On the eve of Wednesday’s announcement of 10,000 layoffs, the Redmond-based tech giant hosted rock star Sting at an “intimate” event with top Microsoft execs at Davos, the swanky yearly shindig for global bigwigs in Switzerland, according to The Wall Street Journal.

“It was an intimate gathering of 50 or so people, including the company’s top executives, who got to while away the evening listening” to Sting, a 71-year-old bleach-blond rocker and actor, the Journal reported, citing “people familiar with the event.”

As the article says, “the optics” are not good.

But with rule by technocratic elite in full swing, remember that we are all equal but some are more equal than others. Party on!