TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, who recently moved to Miami, posted this exchange with a friend of his who was visiting from Seattle and this friend’s concern with COVID-19.

His friend texted, “Hey Mike. Just fyi. I just took a rapid test and I’m COVID negative. All good to go.”

But Arrington replied with, “Why the hell would I care. This is Miami. West coast has really done a number on you guys”:

LOL. “WELCOME TO MIAMI”:

This appears to be a theme with his friends visiting from the West Coast:

Some called Arrington out for his response. . .

. . .and:

For those criticizing Arrington, he later followed up with another text where the friend admitted that maybe it’s time to move to Florida, too:

Covid dead-enders hardest hit.

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