You have to remember that a lot of these multimillionaires live their lives differently from the rest of us. When one reaches a certain threshold and celebrity status, one can afford private jets and other luxuries that have a carbon footprint.
Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio is one of those people who leaves an annual carbon footprint that would equal hundreds of people’s yearly events.
And the esteemed actor just posted a hypocritical social media message to the “leader of our time,” Greta Thunberg.
A lot of A-list Hollywood celebrities fly on private jets instead of commercial first class because they have the finances.
But if you’re one of those Hollywood elitists who tries to pander to liberals that they need to save the environment and then you fly on private jets leaving a carbon footprint with total disregard with what you preach – then you’re a hypocrite.
Leonardo DiCaprio fits that mold better than anybody else in Hollywood.
Academy Award winner Leonardo DiCaprio frequently lounges on yachts and takes private jets while also producing climate change documentaries like “The Eleventh Hour.” He denounces climate change deniers but has zero problem holding himself to such regards.
One story goes that DiCaprio celebrated New Year’s Eve twice in bi-continental fashion when he was in Australia with Jonah Hill and Jamie Foxx once. He was partying on a yacht in Sydney Harbor on a Monday night in 2013, he decided to charter a private jet to Las Vegas – a 13 hour flight – to arrive just in time for midnight in North America.
Yes, he celebrated New Years Eve twice one night because that’s what celebrities do, right?
This is the kind of person who is so “concerned” with the direction of climate change.
That’s why it’s disingenuous when you see someone like DiCaprio celebrate Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old climate change activist from Sweden who sailed across the pond from Europe to the United States to speak before the United Nations.
Thunberg has been circling America since then and she met DiCaprio where he posted a picture and social media message for her on Instagram.
He wrote, “There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways – but Greta Thunberg has become a leader of our time.”
DiCaprio also added, “History will judge us for what we do today to help guarantee that future generations can enjoy the same livable planet that we have so clearly taken for granted. I hope that Greta’s message is a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that the time for inaction is over.”
Here’s the post:
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There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways – but @GretaThunberg has become a leader of our time. History will judge us for what we do today to help guarantee that future generations can enjoy the same livable planet that we have so clearly taken for granted. I hope that Greta’s message is a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that the time for inaction is over. It is because of Greta, and young activists everywhere that I am optimistic about what the future holds. It was an honor to spend time with Greta. She and I have made a commitment to support one another, in hopes of securing a brighter future for our planet. #FridaysforFuture #ClimateStrike @fridaysforfuture
Thunberg recently attended a U.N. climate conference in September where she scolded many of the world leaders there including President Donald Trump, while saying, “How dare you?” multiple times in her emotional speech.
But clearly she’s misinformed on DiCaprio’s background of being a Hollywood celebrity – constantly chartering fuel-guzzling private planes and super yachts to live his multimillionaire lifestyle regularly. In fact, he’s been doing this for over 25 years.
DiCaprio is one of the most sought-after highest paid actors in the world and he should know better.
Stop denouncing climate change when your acts defy what you preach.