Is Leonardo DiCaprio an 'Eco-Hypocrite'? Yacht Photos Spark Anger

Published January 11th, 2022 - 07:49 GMT
Is Leonardo DiCaprio an Eco-Hypocrite?
In 2014, Leonardo DiCaprio was appointed a Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change. (Albawaba)

For years, Leonardo Dicaprio has been the one celebrity apparently leading the fight against Climate Change. In 2014, he was appointed as a Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change by the United Nations. He delivered speeches and featured documentaries warning our world of the dangers awaiting our ecosystem if no action is taken to stop it.

However, recent photos that have gone viral online have suggested a different reality. Online people have been hailing the beloved environment hero, accusing him of being an "eco-hypocrite," after these photos showed him aboard a luxurious yacht, one of the many unnecessary ocean-harming practices that use fossil fuels.

Despite his massive popularity, Leonardo DiCaprio's credibility is now shaken when it comes to his fight for a green environment.

DiCaprio's photos have also been reported by several newspapers, including the Mail, who weighed on the same questions over the actor's "hypocrisy" when it comes to saving the environment.

This week, Leonardo DiCaprio was nominated for the Golden Globes' best actor award for the motion picture, musical/comedy genre after his role in Netflix's Don't Look Up.

Leonardo DiCaprio's connection to climate change and advocating for the environment has also resulted in scientists calling a new species of tropical trees after him, the Cameroon-based "Uvariopsis DiCaprio" found in the Ebo Forest.

Even though he didn't win the award, people still called out DiCaprio for living a lifestyle that goes against his role in the film that stresses the need that the public consciousness should stay focused on planet-threatening issues, such as Climate Change.


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