Yesterday, this story hit basically every newspaper around the world. Print media about a week and a half late on reporting on TMZ’s now famous green-celeb-bashing post. (Sounds about right.) If you didn’t see our response, check it out now.
What I want to know is, does it matter? Has this post, turned article, become a positive or negative impact for the state of the environment, or is it just another piece of gossip like celebrity bump watches and break-up reports?
At first I thought it might be a negative impact…but thinking it through, I couldn’t quite put my finger on why. People are often quick to judge. We want celebrities that are all or nothing. If you are going to be an environmentalist, we’d better never catch you doing something that isn’t green. But is that fair? Doesn’t each small thing count? If you can’t be 100% green, isn’t 90% better than 20%?
Celebrities live in the limelight, and that’s tough. Lack of privacy, the airing of dirty laundry, and constant attention on your actions aren’t easy. You can’t mess up without everyone knowing about it.
So, while it may be true that some of these celebs got blasted and maybe not all of them deserved it…it still might be a good thing for the environment overall. Maybe celebrities wanting to make a point about the environment will realize that we are watching, and consider commercial next time.
There are some of us in this world that realize that giant cribs and fancy rides usually aren’t a good thing. Maybe this article will help make more people aware and want to join our team.