Hypocrisy, they say, is the tribute vice pays to virtue – and there is no higher virtue to any celebrity than very public displays of altruism. Number eight in this year’s top-ten most popular posts here at NOT PC is a link to a report on celebrity hypocrisy. Turns out that nine out of ten Hollywood gasbags think that other people should sacrifice for their latest vacuous cause …
12 celebrities who wallow in hypocrisy
It’s no sin to live palatially, not if you’ve earned it.
It is rank hypocrisy however to maintain that others hunker down and sacrifice while you’re living high on the hog yourself.
A new report shines a bright light on the high-energy lifestyles of 12 so-called “celebrity environmentalists” who very noisily demand low-energy lifestyles for others in the name of “saving the planet.”
The 12 celebrities chosen to highlight in this report are: Leonardo DiCaprio, Woody Harrelson, Julia Roberts, James Cameron, Al Gore, Arianna Huffington, Ian Somerhalder, Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo, Matt Damon, Cameron Diaz and John Travolta. The media have used all of these celebrities to help promote their own climate alarmist agenda, while simply ignoring or glossing over any inconsistencies or contradictions.
This report doesn’t focus on every single celebrity hypocrite. Instead, it looks at 12 whose lifestyles contradict their activism. …
At the top of the list we find Leonardo DiCaprio, James Cameron and Al Gore – all of whom boast a net worth of well over a 100 million and frequently use private jets to travel all over the world, rent mega-yachts and live in massive mansions.
And all of whom also own or frequently rent private jets, large fuel-guzzling floating palaces, and very expensive and low-lying coastal or beachfront property – giving the lie to many things including (especially with this last) their alleged fears of rapid and destructive sea-level rise.
‘Avatar’ Director James Cameron warned of a future “world that’s in shambles” because of climate change, and said he believes “in ecoterrorism” yet, he owns an impressive private collection of motorcycles, cars, dirt bikes, a yacht, a helicopter, a Humvee fire truck and a $32-million submarine. ABC and CBS even praised Cameron for his submarine purchase, with CBS’s Gayle King saying she loved his “passion and curiosity.”
Leonardo DiCaprio ironically stood in front of the UN warning that “if we do not act together, we will surely perish” – just three months after he had flown to Brazil on a private plane to borrow an oil billionaire’s 470-foot yacht. Yet, ABC News praised him for “not just talking the talk.”
And Al Bore? Well, he’s moved on from having the largest domestic power bill in his state to now investing his new oil wealth in at least two large and very expensive dwellings several metres below the high tide he fatuously claims will inevitably engulf us al.
And it’s not just these few fuckwits who speak with a forked tongue. The short list only scratches a very large and two-faced surface.
Hollywood has many more climate change alarmist hypocrites who weren’t included in this report. Arnold Schwarzenegger, for example, commuted more than 300 miles to work by jet, multiple times a week. Paul McCartney once had his Lexus hybrid car flown from Japan to the UK, which The Huffington Post admitted caused its ‘transport footprint‘ to be over 100 times greater than it should have been.“ Not only did Live Earth Concert star Madonna fly all over the world to promote her career, ‘The Daily Mail’ reported that she owned ‘'”a collection of fuel-guzzling cars, including a Mercedes Maybach, two Range Rovers, Audi A8s and a Mini Cooper S.”
Trudie Styler, the wife of Sting, even admitted in 2008 that the couple were climate change hypocrites. According to ‘The Daily Mail ‘“[e]nvironmental experts labelled Sting’s band, The Police, the dirtiest in the world because of the amount of pollution created during last year’s reunion tour of the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Sweden, Germany, the UK, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, China and Japan.”
So not just shitty music but shitty ethics as well.
As the late celebrity author Michael Chrichton once soberly observed,
I mean, haven’t we actually raised temperatures so much that we, as stewards of the planet, have to act? These are the questions that friends of mine ask as they are getting on board their private jets to fly to their second and third homes.
Stay tuned Monday for the seventh most popular post here at NOT PC this year, a reluctantly-written report on a local libertarian gone bad …