Elites are constantly virtue-signaling to all of society.
But few of them ever get a mirror held up to their faces.
Now Hollywood elites are freaking out after one practice got exposed.
Climate change has become one of the left’s biggest poker chips in terms of fear-mongering in order to enact policy changes.
Governments, corporations, and celebrities are all pushing a radical “green” agenda that would dramatically reduce people’s standard of living.
But these same elites do not practice what they preach, as they all have massive carbon footprints.
One obvious example is how much carbon they emit while flying around the globe on private jets.
And people have begun tracking celebrity flights, much to the chagrin of Hollywood stars and billionaire environmentalists.
The unwanted spotlight has spurred jetsetters to attempt to shut down the flight tracking.
“How to upset Russian freight companies, Elon Musk, Chinese authorities and Kylie Jenner in one go? Track their jets. Flight following websites and Twitter accounts offer real-time views of air traffic –- and sometimes major news like Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan trip –- but that exposure draws pushback ranging from complaints to gear seizures. Whether Russian air freight firms, Saudi Arabian plane owners or others, Dan Streufert said his group gets dozens of ‘requests’ each year to stop posting aircrafts’ whereabouts.”
Streufert, founder of flight-tracking site ADS-B Exchange, explained, “We have not removed anything so far. This is all public information. And I don’t want to be the arbiter of who’s right and who’s wrong.”
Jenner was hammered for taking a private jet for a 17-minute flight.
But pop star Taylor Swift was deemed the number one celebrity emitter.
Sustainable marketing agency Yard reported that “Miss Swift is the biggest celebrity CO2e polluter of this year so far. Racking up a total of 170 flights on her private jet since January, Taylor has amassed a vast 22,923 minutes in the air – 15.9 days. Quite a large amount considering that she is not currently touring. Taylor’s average flight time is just 80 minutes and an average of 139.36 miles per flight. Her total flight emissions for the year come in at 8,293.54 tonnes or 1,184.8 times more than the average person’s total annual emissions. Taylor’s shortest recorded flight of 2022 was just 36 minutes, flying from Missouri to Nashville.”
Most people do not begrudge celebrities’ wealth or lifestyles, but it’s the hypocrisy and moral preening that really get underneath people’s skin.
One Twitter user summed it up perfectly when she said, “They tell us working class people to feel bad about our once a year flight to a much needed vacation while these celebs take private jets every other day as if it’s an Uber.”
Celebrities pound the pulpit about climate change, yet they fly around in private jets and buy beachfront property.
Their actions betray their words.
Flight tracker Jack Sweeney—who was offered $5,000 to shut down @ElonJet, a Twitter account with 480,000 followers—said, “There’s so much traction, I’m doing something right. The celebrity thing –- people like seeing what celebrities are doing, that and the whole emissions thing…Putting it on Twitter makes it easier for people to access and understand.”
The elites’ old systems of control are failing.
Propaganda and censorship are not quite as effective as they once were.