July 23, 2008, - 12:45 pm

Hollywood’s Carbon Footprint: Celeb Mag Slams Celeb Enviro-Hypocrisy

By Debbie Schlussel
Usually, celebrity magazines gush over celebrities, from what they’re wearing to the stupid political causes they pimp.
But I must hand it to Us Magazine. While the glossy celebrity tabloid is guilty of featuring a several-page spread in its July 28th issue, with quotes and essays from myriad celebs telling us what they do to be green, Us does devote almost a a full page at the end to slam them for their hypocrisy.
I believe it’s TMZ, which has no prob slamming and dissing celebrity hypocrisy, that finally pushed Us and other magazines to tone the drooling down a notch.
Here’s the Us Magazine “Hollywood Carbon Footprint” analysis, followed by its “Eco-Hypocrites Hall of Shame.” The mag forgets to include studios and the energy they use to make shows and movies in its footprint comparison:



The John Travolta thing isn’t really a stark example of eco-hypocrisy the way the other two are. BTW, “Grey’s Anatomy” actress Kate Walsh is a double Eco-Hypocrite. She’s also a spokeswoman for Cadillac. That’s not eco-friendly, either. But it is, indeed, “green”–the kind of green that is stashed in her big, fat bank account.
**** UPDATE: Reader Ari points to this UK Daily Mail article, which notes Sting’s hypocrisy on a number of issues, including the environment (something I’ve written about before, but not with these specific details) and his marriage (he was spotted at a brothel). Very interesting reading.
As Ari says:

Man, That Stings!

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12 Responses

Actors – like other liberals – are control freaks. They like to tell us what do. But they don’t practice what they preach. Sacrifice? That’s for the Little People!

NormanF on July 23, 2008 at 3:18 pm

LMAO! Outstanding job of casting a light on these f–king cockroaches that presume to lecture the REST of us.

samurai on July 23, 2008 at 4:21 pm

Well, during parts of the Middle Ages & Renaissance, and I think during part of the Roman era too, they had “sumptuary laws” which prevented people from wearing clothes or eating meals that were not suitable given their class position. It’s pretty clear that some individuals would like to revive these.

photoncourier.blogspot.com on July 23, 2008 at 4:54 pm

Interesting that 5x the house generates only 2x the carbon.

dm60462 on July 23, 2008 at 5:58 pm

They are really going to piss someone off with this

mindy1 on July 23, 2008 at 9:07 pm

Debbie, I am willing to move in with you in order to reduce my carbon footprint.

Anonymous1 on July 23, 2008 at 9:36 pm

Al Gore is full of S**T on global warming. He’s spreading misinformation, bad science, bad logic, lies and paranoia? He breaks every rule that he’s preaching. However, he’s also laughing all the way to the bank. It’s reported, that his charade has paid off, personally to him, over $100mil American bucks. Debbie, we’re in the wrong business!

Jackson Pearson on July 23, 2008 at 10:57 pm

I love the fact that Debbie always targets the right phonies. Sting is a loathsome jerk. And there are plenty more where he came from.
MMGW is a massive scam. Phillip Stott is the man to read on this subject and he’s funny too.

johndoe on July 24, 2008 at 5:55 am

I’d like to help this nations carbon footprint. Let’s all write Senator Reid and ask him to turn off the wasted lights in Las Vegas, Reno, and Lake Tahoe.

Burt on July 24, 2008 at 11:34 am

I’d like to help this nations carbon footprint. Let’s all write Senator Reid and ask him to turn off the wasted lights in Las Vegas, Reno, and Lake Tahoe.

Burt on July 24, 2008 at 11:35 am

Sorry for the double listing, but in one summer night Vegas uses twice the power output of Niagara Falls.

Burt on July 25, 2008 at 10:41 am

The UN has pointed out that becoming a vegetarian reduces your carbon footprint much more that buying a Prius for example.

vrajavala on July 27, 2008 at 1:35 am

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