Leonardo DiCaprio Comes Under Fire for Taking a Private Jet to Accept a Conservation Award
Is the Revenant star practicing what he preaches?
Leonardo DiCaprio is known for his advocacy of conservation throughout the world, but his personal behavior has some critics calling the Oscar-winner a hypocrite.
The 41-year-old actor nabbed an environmental award in New York this week at the Riverkeeper Fisherman’s Ball but in order to get there, he had to extend his carbon footprint by 8,000 miles, according to Page Six.
DiCaprio was spotted at club Gotha alongside new ladylove Georgia Fowler in the South of France while attending the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, then flew back to the Big Apple to accept his conservation award on Wednesday. But, amazingly, the A-lister was back in France to deliver a speech at amfAR’s star-studded gala by Thursday night. It takes a lot of fossil fuel to make a round trip like this, especially considering it’s via private jet.
The movie star has certainly put his money where his mouth is, having recently pledged $15 million to environmental efforts at the World Economic Forum, but his love for yachts and extravagant travel tend to leave a more lasting impression than his stance on environmental issues.
Does Leo’s lifestyle diminish his conservation efforts?