by Michael Parrish DuDell
Categories: Internet, People
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A couple days ago, Ecorazzi reported that Ringo Starr announced he would start throwing away all fan mail after October 20th. The media went a little nutso with the news, accusing the ex-Beatle of being ungrateful for his fans. To clarify the decision, Ringo released another statement on his website.

Starr insists the ‘ban’ on fan mail was “in direct response to an inordinate amount of items which have recently appeared for sale on eBay, and to those that repeatedly send cards and items to be signed.” He added, “(It’s) a waste of paper and we all should be mindful of our carbon footprint.”

Here’s some brain candy: the average American uses more than 730 pounds of paper each year, which ends up making close to 40% of our garbage. Here at the Razz we’re always excited when a star is aware of their carbon footprint and fully support Ringo in his decision to lighten his load. Peace and love, Ringo. Peace and love!

  • Mike Spilligan

    WOW- you mean someone’s actually taking umbrage at people making money off their autograph?
    Consider also: Just how many of these scum-buckets are collecting as much McCartney and Starr collectibles as possible to sell after their demise?

  • Anna

    CAN I EMAIL HIM?!?!?!?! PLEASEEEEE?!?!?! That’s a little less of a carbon footprint :D

  • Susan

    Unbelievable. Now the man puts out a statement of lies as damage control. If that’s what he meant, then why didn’t he say it originally? Ringo, most of us didn’t take as many drugs as you and have all our brain cells, and if you think we are buying your damage control BS, you must be having a black out.

  • Beckah

    If you want to help the trees, join ArborDay, get 10 free trees and plant them each year. Trees love the excess CO2 we’ve been having and will grow well. However; they don’t love the acid rain or pollution from the metal companies it takes to make all those planes and equipment for all those concerts. If you’re concerned about a footprint, the action has to be comprehensive, not just using one piece of toilet paper, or refusing perhaps…recycled paper for fan mail?
    How about using solar energy for concerts instead of the local electric company? Having them outside? Using Hybrid buses to travel instead of planes? Requesting for fans to use more mass transport like buses or carpooling to reduce the traffic for these concerts?
    Actions speak louder than words.

  • over there

    Really, who cares about Ringo? I don’t and I wouldn’t
    trust him to tell the truth.