According to a report from Page Six, the frontman for the legendary rock band Radiohead, Thom Yorke, recently admitted he was a “hypocrite” for supporting climate change prevention initiatives despite flying a private plane all over the world.
However, the truth is that Mr. Yorke was sarcastic in his declaration of being a hypocrite. The rock star said, “I totally agree I’m a hypocrite, but I’m trying to do something about it.”
In the news in the last few months, celebrities have come under fire from the general public and media for proclaiming themselves as eco-warriors while simultaneously leaving far bigger carbon footprints than average middle-class people.
For instance, even Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were the targets of social media criticism after they took a private jet out to Elton John’s house. Elton later defended them, saying that it was for the sake of security and privacy.
A palace insider later said that Meghan and the Prince are going to Africa in the upcoming months, and they’re hoping their trip there will help with their public image.
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Here is my new sketch of @thomyorke I drew the @radiohead frontman several times while in art school (had the pleasure of seeing them in concert a few times back then) but its been some time since ive drwn his super unique features. Always a pleasure. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ This sketch was done in graphite and white charcoal on beige stillman & birn paper. Its 9" x 12" ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ #maasart #thomyorke #radiohead #sketch #drawing #portrait #illustration #charcoal #graphite
Earlier this summer, some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, including Katy Perry, Leonardo DiCaprio, Prince Harry, and even the former president, Barack Obama, all attended the Google Camp eco-party, taking, in combination, 114 private jets to the event.
However, Yorke, on the other hand, claims politicians are more to blame than celebrities. Yorke said on a radio show that the real power lies in the hands of the United Nations and in Parliament.
This past summer wouldn’t be the first time celebrities have come under fire from the general public. Famously, Paul Joseph Watson, a right-leaning content creator on YouTube, accused celebrities and the culture in which it’s entrenched of being hypocritical.
Regardless of what side a person is on, scientists have claimed that a consequence of the earth heating up is not “warming,” but rather more extreme weather patterns, including hurricanes, tornados, and other natural extremities, which the United States experienced this year with Hurricane Dorian.