British ‘ecowarrior’ and model Daisy Lowe has been forced to defend her ‘gas-guzzling’ lifestyle, with fans calling her out for hypocrisy after her involvement in climate change protests.
Daisy was pictured as one of many celebrities joining the Extinction Rebellion climate change protests around the world, this one in particular bringing London to a standstill.
However, while she claims she wants to “save the planet”, Daisy’s photos where she is seen posing in front of private jets and large luxury cars have caused a stir online.
She proudly posted pictures from at least three holidays abroad over the past year, including Ibiza, Venice and Greece.
She also went on a $180,000 holiday with other celebrity friends by private jet to celebrate model Cara Delevingne’s 25th birthday in Mexico in 2017, according to The Sun.
“There is no bigger hypocrite than a celebrity bleating about climate change,” was one outraged comment online. “They want us the dirty commoners to change our ways while they get to keep travelling, having fun and living it up.”
“They preach yet are unable to practise their preaching. Few if any have any interest in this demo but it gives them the publicity the crave,” another agreed.
However when asked about her use of private jets despite her eco-campaigning, she told the Sun Online: “I'm just trying to help the planet, that's all.”
A journey by private jet on average emits six times more carbon dioxide than a commercial flight.
Private jet outrage
The outrage is identical to what Prince Harry and wife Meghan were hit with themselves a few months ago.
Back in August the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took their baby son Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor to Ibiza for his first holiday and hopped aboard a private jet plane to get there.
There was wide-spread backlash after the environmental misstep, which even prompted Prince Harry to speak out to defend their actions.
The 34-year-old has come under fire for taking four private planes over the European summer, despite his outspoken attitude towards climate change.
But while in Amsterdam in September, he said it was to keep his family safe and also implied that his other actions to help protect the planet, work to offset the damage done by all his air miles.
“We can all do better,” he said, “And while no one is perfect, we are all responsible for our individual impact. The question is what we do to balance it out.”
“I came here by commercial. I spend 99 percent of my life traveling the world by commercial. Occasionally, there needs to be an opportunity based on a unique circumstance to ensure my family are safe and it's genuinely as simple as that. But as I said in my speech, for me, it's about balance.”
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