July 23, 2008, - 12:45 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
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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!