by Michael dEstries
Categories: People.

In a shocking declaration that has infuriated environmentalists and fans alike, Leonardo DiCaprio announced today that he’s tired of being a green activist. Speaking from a Hummer dealership in West Hollywood, DiCaprio explained his actions saying, “I’m hanging my hat up on green issues. Honestly, I’ve been talking about this stuff longer than anyone else and now everybody is on board. Frankly, that means it’s time for me to move on to something else — preferably something that only I’m interested in.”

DiCaprio cited developments in the Hollywood community as some of the main reasons for his change of heart. “Seriously, my movie, The 11th Hour, was conceived long before Al Gore came along with An Inconvenient Truth. Did you see that film? It didn’t even have Jack Nicholson in it and still managed to win an Oscar. And now Spielberg wants to make a green doc as well? F**k this!”

When asked why his relationship with Gore looked so rosy during the Academy Awards, DiCaprio claimed that it was because Gore agreed to back down and let Leo have the green spotlight back. “We were backstage afterwards and Gore was getting all showy with his Oscar,” the actor commented. “I was all about congratulating him, but the guy wouldn’t shut up about his big Live Earth concert and how cool and eco-friendly it was going to be. That’s when I knew he wasn’t serious about backing down. Afterwards, we didn’t even take the same Prius to the awards parties.”

DiCaprio isn’t exactly sure what he’ll support next, but he did admit there’s a short list. “At first I thought Scientology would be interesting, but now I’m not so sure. Travolta scares the hell out of me. Maybe something with dolphins? Whatever it is, I’m going to keep it on the down-low for as long as possible.”

After his announcement, The Departed star pulled away in a brand-new black H2 Hummer and gave the finger to some people protesting poor air quality.

It’s worth noting that today is April 1, 2007

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://www.religiousforums.com becky

    I almost had a cow!! :P

  • maho

    IT’s so fun.

  • Rose

    Sorry, I don’t believe a word of it..Leo has been passionate for a long long time about environmental issues, this is a lot of crapola! He wouldn’t be dedicating half of his Official website on the environment, and become a member of NRDC, and GLOBAL GREEN for nothing..He is also coming out soon with his own film on the environment called THE 11TH HOUR.Why would he even make a statement like that? Someone is trying to smear his good works..grrrrrrr!!
    This article is Pure rubbish!

  • claudia marrapodi

    it’s just because he opened his eyes and saw that people around him like al gore are not serious! if al gore would be serious on environmental cause he would first be against the meat industry, which causes principal part of gases etc. but leo is serious – he is also a vegetarian and looking deeply into all matters! i hope that in future he shall save really the planet, helping animals, forests and people – because driving a hybrid or putting solar on the roof does not save any poor creature!

  • Rose

    OHHHHHHHHHHHHH….I just saw that..APRIL FOOL JOKE..OH heavens, you sure had me there..lol!! Very good one!!

  • Brutus

    THAT WAS A VERY FUNNY APRIL FOOL’S JOKE!

  • http://www.mirna-a-a-a.piczo.com mirna

    well i read a lot of “april fool’s jokes”about leo……….for example that he had a fight with a man in a bar over a woman who workes i leo’s company and he broke his nose in this fight so he was going to have a plastic surgery in his nose!!!!!!!!!