Hollywood film star Emma Thompson recently flew over 5,000 miles to attend a climate change protest. As if that wasn’t hypocritical enough, one of the demands made at the protest is that the government should limit how much people are allowed to fly.
You couldn’t make this up.
The Sun UK reports:
LUVVIE ON A JET PLANE ‘Hypocrite’ Emma Thompson flew 5,400 miles from Los Angeles to join London eco-warrior protest
DAME Emma Thompson was accused of hypocrisy last night after jetting 5,400-miles to take part in London’s eco-protest.
The Oscar-winning actress flew back to London from LA to support the eco-warriors plotting to take down Heathrow today.
The Extinction Rebellion group are calling for flights only to be used in emergencies.
It is estimated that a single 5,456-mile transatlantic flight between Los Angeles and London Heathrow would run up a three tonne carbon footprint.
Thompson posted a video on social media to pledge her support to the group.
She donned denim dungarees and a green sticker of the Extinction Rebellion symbol in front of an inflatable plastic elephant.
The Bafta-award winning actress explained that she would have joined the protest earlier but she had been busy celebrating her 60th birthday…
Many protesters involved in the march have demanded that the Government limit how many times individuals can fly each year.
When asked if she flies economy to reduce her carbon footprint, she replies: “I bloody don’t!”
— ITV News (@itvnews) April 19, 2019