April 23, 2007, - 1:11 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
It’s lesson number 5,672,355 in Celeb Do-As-I-Say-Not-As-I-Do.
Singer Sheryl Crow is demanding that we limit our toilet paper use to one square of toilet paper per bathroom experience. Reminds me of the “Seinfeld” episode featuring the dialogue: “I don’t have a square to spare.” She’s also designed “disposable sleeves” to wipe our faces, instead of napkins, as noted by Michelle Malkin.
But a check of Sheryl Crow’s standard concert rider (posted below)–the contract all concert venues must make with her and abide by–shows she’s anything but green, anything but an energy conserver. She travels with three tractor trailers, four buses, and six cars. As The Smoking Gun remarks:
Now that’s a carbon footprint!
Crow also requires a “filter coffee maker” and, therefore, uses coffee filters. Hmmm . . . maybe she should skip the coffee so as not to use so much paper. The toilet paper rule does, indeed, need to apply here, Sheryl. She also insists upon lots of bottles of various things. Uh, Sheryl, bottles pollute the environment. And there’s no requirement in her rider for recycling those bottles. And those “hot” dinners she insists upon? That wastes energy. Sheryl, eat your food cold to save the world.
Then, there’s the fax line she insists upon. Fax machines use paper. While I’m supposed to be limited to one square of toilet paper, why can’t she scan and e-mail things instead of faxing, which pollutes the environment with ink and uses more paper than goes in the toilet in one sitting?
And those multiple 2×20 amp circuits she insists upon in several dressing rooms? Hmmm . . . that’s a lot of power she’s wasting.
As far as I can tell from her concert rider, the only thing she’s doing to conserve is providing her own towels. And even that is questionable, since it’s likely she washes them a lot, which pollutes the environment–so much detergent in the water.
Finally, there’s the concert tour sponsorship and endorsement deal she has with Revlon, marketing its hair coloring product, “Revlon Colorist.” She does ads in magazines and on TV, recommending women color their hair with Revlon. But hair bleach and dye involves washing off harmful chemicals, including peroxide, into the water supply. If Crow really cares about the environment, she will go gray, gracefully.
All of this is far worse than “multi-square” toilet paper use.
The only thing “Green” about Sheryl Crow is the stuff she deposits in her bank account. And she is laughing (at us) all the way to the bank.
Do as Sheryl Crow says, not as she does. (Thanks to reader, EJO, for the tip on the concert rider.)
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