Leonardo DiCaprio took a private jet to accept environmental award | The Tylt
It's not easy being one of the greatest actors of a generation. It's also not easy being an environmental justice warrior. It's incredibly tough being both.
Last week he was asked to speak at both the Riverkeeper Fishermen’s Ball in NY and the 2016 amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala in France. In order to attend both events, he had to take a private jet.
In his defense the actor's representatives say he has raised millions of dollars at events like these for good causes. At the AIDS Gala he auctioned off a week-long stay at his Palm Springs residence for $336,000. At the 2016 Oscars DiCaprio used his acceptance speech to bring awareness to environmental issues saying “Climate change is real” in his speech.
Critics this weekend weren't having it though. It's easy for Leo to talk an environmental talk while also jet setting and having a big personal carbon footprint.
What do you think: #HypocriteLeo or #HeroLeo
Leonardo DiCaprio took a private jet to accept environmental award
Lots of people used the news about his personal jet-setting to accept environmental awards to dump on the actor.
DiCaprio flies from Cannes to NYC in private jet for environmentalism award. If only his self-awareness were as big as his carbon footprint.— Not Jerry Tipton (@NotJerryTipton) May 21, 2016
Leonardo DiCaprio took a private jet from France to pick up an environmental award in NY. His carbon footprint is almost as big as his ego.— Warren Holstein (@WarrenHolstein) May 21, 2016