Leonardo DiCaprio Hypocrite, Undeserving Of Environmental Award?

Leonardo DiCaprio Hypocrite, Undeserving Of Environmental Award?
Leonardo DiCaprio crop 2010. Thore Siebrands / Wikimedia Commons CC BY-SA 3.0

Fans are slamming Leonardo DiCaprio for taking a private jet to receive ironically, an environmental award. A private jet is known to be a fuel-guzzing vehicle, which explains the frustration of his disheartened fans. Some believe he should have not been given the environmental award now.


Page Six reports that Leonardo DiCaprio is currently in the hot seat because fans think he does not practice what he preaches. He is a known staunch supporter of environmental care, but his recent actions went against what he is rallying for.

The actor reportedly spent a week partying at the Cannes Film Festival in France before taking a fuel-guzzing private jet to New York to receive an environmental award.

The award recognizes his clean water efforts at the Riverkeeper Fisherman’s Ball on Wednesday. Moreover, after 24 hours, he jetted back to France for the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS Gala.

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Fans are not really pissed that he took a jet, since a lot of well-known figures are doing so. However, his environmentalist reputation made him look hypocritical because of this.

Just a few months ago, the actor dedicated his Academy Award acceptance speech (for his work on The Revenant) to rally and campaign for global warming awareness. “Climate change is real,” he said. “It is happening right now, it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species.We need to work together to stop procrastinating. … Let us not take this planet for granted. I do not take tonight for granted,” he added, as reported by US magazine.

According to Radar Online, fans cannot swallow this hypocrisy.  “Everyone saying he’s some hero for protecting the environment,” one fan wrote on his Instagram. “He’s just a hypocrite.” Another fan wrote, “Unfollowing @leonardodicaprio. Practice what you preach.”

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