Jeff Bezos criticized for ‘bad timing’ of People’s Choice Awards appearance in Amazon AWS as Twitter users smoke

JEFF Bezos made a surprise appearance at the People’s Choice Awards on Tuesday, the same day Amazon was shut down, which people were quick to point out.

The Amazon founder was on hand to present the “Champion of the People” award to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.

Jeff Bezos at the People's Choice Awards


Jeff Bezos at the People’s Choice AwardsCredit: Getty
Bezos presents Dwayne "Stone" Johnson with "People's Champion" reward


Bezos presents Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson with the “Champion of the People” awardCredit: Getty

The billionaire outing comes as Amazon has shut down earlier in the day.

Viewers of the show took to social media to react to Bezos’ arrival.

One Twitter user said: “I can’t work today because Amazon’s entire web services system is down all day today but Jeff Bezos could randomly show up on an award show. Yes It’s nice not having to work for money.”

Another added: “Why would Jeff Bezos give the award on a live show?!?!? Obviously he’s so worried about the power outages…”

A third said: “Does the stupid man who eradicated homelessness in our country have anything better to do to incorporate?”

It’s definitely been a busy day for Amazon, because yousers started reporting issues on Tuesday morning, and the platform remained down for days into the afternoon.

At 4:35 p.m. EST, the company said the network equipment issues had been resolved and was now working to restore any failed services.

Follow NY Daily News, the issue involved the company’s US-East-1 server, a hub for Amazon’s cloud computing platform.

However, before the outage was brought under control, many warehouses were forced to close.

People were struggling to sign in, access Amazon-owned websites, Amazon apps, or their AWS console.

Dwayne "Stone" Johnson


Dwayne The Rock JohnsonCredit: Getty
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