In a display of shocking arrogance and entitlement, Luke Desmaris, a self-proclaimed “rich man,” has drawn widespread condemnation for his brazen disregard for the rules and the needs of others. Desmaris, 28, recently posted a video on TikTok flaunting his decision to park his £130,000 Mercedes 4×4 in a disabled parking bay at a Sainsbury’s supermarket.

In the video, Desmaris attempts to justify his actions with disdainful remarks about disabled individuals. He arrogantly claimed, “Time is money, and within the two minutes I’m in the shop, 100 disabled people are not going to show up. That’s why I’m parking in a disabled bay.” His blatant disrespect for those who genuinely need these spaces for accessibility was swiftly criticized by social media users.

One user pointed out the obvious flaw in his argument, noting that there are usually parking spaces closer to the store entrance that do not occupy a disabled bay. Another user, who is disabled, highlighted the importance of these spaces for accessibility rather than convenience, stating, “It’s not two minutes, it’s a disabled bay. I’m disabled, and people like you are fit and healthy to walk a mile to the shops.”

The backlash intensified as viewers noted that the car park appeared empty, questioning the necessity of his actions. “Better explain why he’s in an empty Sainsbury’s car park,” one user remarked, pointing out the lack of other shoppers or activity.

This is not the first time Desmaris has flaunted his wealth and disregard for rules. He was previously filmed driving his expensive Mercedes G Wagon into a bus lane to bypass traffic congestion. In that video, he smugly declared, “To poor people, this is a bus lane. To rich people, it’s a VIP lane to avoid traffic. We don’t care about the fines.”

Desmaris’ reckless behavior has sparked significant outrage from the public and fellow drivers. Many have condemned his actions as selfish and irresponsible. Charlie Francis voiced concerns about the impact on emergency services, stating, “Police and ambulance use these lanes for responding to emergencies.” Nick Chorlton added, “Typical a**hole just because you can afford to do something doesn’t mean you should.”

Driving in bus lanes can lead to fines, which vary across regions, but Desmaris’ indifference towards potential penalties underscores his lack of respect for the law and public safety. His behavior exemplifies a troubling trend of entitlement among the wealthy, where the rules seem irrelevant if one can afford to pay the consequences.

The actions of Luke Desmaris serve as a stark reminder of the importance of empathy, consideration, and accountability. His choice to prioritize his convenience and flaunt his wealth over basic decency and respect for others is not only morally reprehensible but also sets a dangerous precedent. In a society where respect for one another’s rights is paramount, such blatant disregard must be called out and condemned.

Desmaris’ behavior has rightly been met with backlash, highlighting the need for greater awareness and enforcement of laws designed to protect the rights and safety of all individuals, particularly those with disabilities. It is essential that society holds such individuals accountable, ensuring that no one is above the law, regardless of their wealth or status.