I’m so sick of it ! This hypocrisy. Celebrities telling us what to do and how to do it. Asking us to change our lifestyle. Every celebrity, be it a talkshow host, comedian, actor, news anchor or whoever, has done a show (more like 50 shows!) on global warming. Yes, I agree its becoming a problem and it is single handedly getting worse because of the largest consumers of everything in this world – America, but hey some perspective here please.
Al gore roaming around this country in a monster bus somehow seems to have only increased energy consumption since the release of his movie.
Oh and actors, dont get me started about them. It’s not enough they have their million dollar gas guzzling comfort cars, now they are moving onto owning jets ! Do these jets run on vegetable oil or biodiesel like some cars do? Yes Mr Travolta, Im talking about you. Dont advise us to change light bulbs, wipe with some weird thorny cloth and buy a Prius with 3 jets parked in your frontyard !! No amount of low energy lightbulbs and saving on using paper/plastic bags is going to compensate the tons of emissions and fuel.
And Oprah Winfrey the mother of all hypocrites: heard she dedicated one hour to teaching people how to make small changes to reduce golabal warming. Oh wait here’s an idea, How about NOT giving away 365 Pontiac G6’s just to get some GM sponsorship or some ratings?????? That 169 HP gas guzzling machine is not going to help your “mission” , neither are the luxury jets/cars you own. Oh wonder if she knew that when she bought that lil 8 million dollar island property in Hawaii and made plans to build yet another mansion in there, thousands of trees and natural habitats were being killed.
So pardon me If i get infuriated when I see her and others on TV asking us to use one less kitchen towel, and change one light bulb in the house, buy non toxic cleaning products, use cloth blags and ofcourse buy a hybrid. Maybe she should’ve struck a deal and given away hybrid cars instead of helping wake up a dying GM.
Just shut up and stop making this a popularity contest. Dont use your public image until you are really ready to make some sacrifices. Leave it to the millions of people who genuinely want to do something about it and actually act on it(not all talk). Its between them and us : the public and our repsonsibility to save this planet in anyway we can.
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