People are ripping Bezos apart, calling Amazon's reported HQ2 decision 'a shameful charade' and 'grotesque'

After months of deliberation and swirling rumors as to which U.S. city Amazon would choose as the location for its new HQ2, it seems as though we have an answer — and that answer is apparently two different HQ2s in two different cities?

Per a New York Times report on November 5, it looks like the e-commerce behemoth has plans to split its new headquarters between Long Island City (Queens, New York) and Crystal City (Arlington, Virginia). 

Suffice it to say, people are less than thrilled, especially as the decision would employ 50,000 new workers split between the two cities instead of centralizing all new workers in one location.

In January, Amazon publicly announced a list of the 20 U.S. cities it would be considering for the new headquarters, with many of those locations set to benefit from new infrastructure and the influx of employment opportunity.

To many people, the entire ‘Battle for HQ2’ seems to have been nothing more than a way to generate buzz for the company, peer into each city’s potential to formulate a bidding plan, pool resources and supply incentives for Bezos and his tech army.

Here’s how some took it to Twitter to voice their opinions:

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OH MY GOD THIS WHOLE ODYSSEY DOESNT EVEN END WITH A SECOND HEADQUARTERS BUT JUST TWO ADDITIONAL OFFICES https://t.co/L6wLrwztxf
Gonna be hilarious when half the HQ2 employees work remotely from cities they could afford to buy homes in
If #HQ2 ends up in NYC & DC regions, 3 takeaways: 1. #Amazon picked existing super regions, as expected, highlighti… https://t.co/bSS5AnLawM
So Amazon lied throughout the entire H2 search process, making cities ante up in expectation of a far, far bigger d… https://t.co/quuOPDDDJG
this guy is right "HQ2" was basically an enormous PR stunt to get the best tax breaks possible from local governme… https://t.co/0YPwxFrCDj
Indeed. A shameful charade in which a wealthy corporation conned public officials into giving away public resources… https://t.co/qDNZDTCRZJ
the single most valuable thing to come out of HQ2 is the local journalism across the country about how cities tried… https://t.co/5m2VZ08c2G
Can’t wait to see your faces when @JeffBezos announces Amazon HQ2 will be a vast traveling city on gigantic tank tr… https://t.co/22f11OHwOe
I'd love to know what the 240 cities that applied for HQ2 think about this, especially the other 18 finalists that… https://t.co/2R77llb6oL
Hearing that @amazon is choosing their #HQ2 between the DC area, NYC and Dallas is like Bryce Harper choosing betwe… https://t.co/mBSFCBvcpi
This whole #HQ2 thing is so ridiculous — grotesque how Amazon has manipulated cities https://t.co/28Ijedw8qw
If Amazon is really about to name DC (or the outskirts of DC) as their HQ2, I'm going to vomit. It will be a clear… https://t.co/MMxVme4mz9
If #HQ2 is going to Northern Virginia (DC) as the obvious choice, I think residents of the 200+ other cities who lo… https://t.co/vwS1zPs9x7
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‘So Amazon lied throughout the entire H2 search process,’ one user Tweeted.

Others called the leaked info about two HQ2 offices ‘an enormous PR stunt’, a 'shameful charade’, ‘grotesque’ and perhaps the harshest of all, ‘lame.’

Though there’s been no official word from Amazon or Bezos on the official decision, we can potentially expect an official announcement as early as this week, citing ‘people familiar with the decision-making process.’ 

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