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Leonardo DiCaprio, Environmental Hypocrite

By Eowyn @DrEowyn

This is what DiCaprio said:

“Raising awareness on the most pressing environmental issues of our time is more important than ever.” (Brainy Quote)

“I became an actor at a very young age, but I also had a deep respect for nature and I think I was sort of a little biologist when I was younger. I watched documentaries on rainforest pollution and the loss of species and habitats for animals around the world. It affected me in a very hardcore, emotional way when I was younger. So, later in life I wanted to continue that path more and investigate and learn more about ecological issues.” (etoncorp)

“It’s not just global warming, it’s not just a loss of biodiversity, it’s not just the pollution of our oceans and the clearing of our rainforests and all these complicated systems, The [11th Hour] movie talks about the world economy, it talks about politics, it talks about personal transformation and environmental consciousness that we need to have in this generation to implement a lot of these changes that need to occur.” (greenbuzz)

“Global warming is not only the number one environmental challenge we face today, but one of the most important issues facing all of humanity… We all have to do our part to raise awareness about global warming and the problems we as a people face in promoting a sustainable environmental future for our planet.” (famousquotes)

“We all have to do our part to raise awareness about global warming and the problems we as a people face in promoting a sustainable environmental future for our planet.” (PlanetForward)

“I try as often as possible to fly commercially.” (The Guardian)

This is what DiCaprio does and the 5 luxury homes he owns:

He flies around on private jets and vacations on luxury yachts.

Here’s a 2012 headline on CelebrityFix, “Environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio arrives in Sydney on a private jet”:

Leo private jet

Here are the 5 luxury homes (that we know of) owned by Leo the great environmentalist:

1. A large beachfront estate in Malibu, California.

Leo's beachfront house in Malibu
2. A $4 million home in Battery Park city, purchased in 2008.

3. A $5.2 million 6-bedroom mansion in Palm Springs, California, purchased in February 2014. The 1.34 acre property has 7 bathrooms, a detached state-of-the art gymnasium, a pool house and a tennis court with a glass pavilion surround.

Leo's house in Palm Springs
4. $8 million 2-bedroom apartment adjacent to his existing $4 million home in Battery Park City, purchased in March 2014.

5. $10 million 2-bedroom, 2½ bath apartment on the 4th floor of the Delos building in New York’s Greenwich Village, at 66 West 11th St., which he purchased in May 2014 under the corporation name of his Malibu Colony PCH Property, LCC. The complex boasts facilities including vitamin C-infused showers, purified air and water, a circulated aromatherapy air supply, posture-supportive heat reflexology flooring, and “dawn simulation” provided by a circadian lighting design.

Leo's apartment in Greenwich Village
(Source: Daily Mail)

Bonus diCaprio quote:

“I prefer ordinary girls – you know, college students, waitresses, that sort of thing. Most of the girls I go out with are just good friends. Just because I go out to the cinema with a girl, it doesn’t mean we are dating.” (Brainy Quote)

The actual “girls” he “went out with” but didn’t “date” are all Victoria’s Secret and super models, including Gisele Bundchen, Amber Valletta, Kristen Zang, Blake Lively, Bridget Hall, Cara Delevinge, Eva Herzigova, Naomi Campbell, Erin Heatherton, Helena Christensen, Bar Refaeli, and Toni Garrn.

Leo's girls
I don’t begrudge DiCaprio flying around in carbon-burning jet planes, buying and owning 5 carbon-burning luxury homes, and dating supermodels. It’s his money.

Just stop lecturing to us about “saving” the environment and how you go out with “ordinary girls,” you insufferable hypocrite!

~Eowyn


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