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Stella Hypocrisy!

August 1, 2019

By Paul Homewood

 

 

Not more green hypocrites, surely?

 

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They are the eco-warriors plucked from Extinction Rebellion’s street protests to be models for Stella McCartney’s new environmentally aware fashion campaign.

But The Mail on Sunday can reveal that the climate change activists picked to parade in her clothes have clocked up more than 135,000 air miles between them in recent years.

Ruby Munslow, Deya Ward and Tori Tsui – dubbed ‘change agents’ by the 47-year-old designer – have jetted all over the world to countries including the US and Borneo.

The revelation comes just weeks after the activist group brought major cities across the UK to a standstill to highlight the threat posed by climate change.

The protesters were chosen by Ms McCartney to front her winter collection, which uses environmentally sound, sustainable fabrics, and were pictured in the designer’s creations in a shoot on the Welsh coast.

Unveiling her campaign last week, Sir Paul McCartney’s daughter said: ‘In an era of climate crisis, action is more important than ever.’

She hailed her ‘change agents’ including Ms Munslow, 23, a self-proclaimed ‘avid recycler and misogynist repeller’ from East London, who joined the protests in April which shut down Central London.

Extinction Rebellion has warned of the ‘massive carbon footprint’ of air travel, and asked: ‘What if we started changing our travel habits to reduce our impact on the planet?’

But it seems Ms McCartney’s models don’t always practise what the group preaches.

Last month, Ms Munslow jetted off with friends to Valencia in Spain. She has also travelled to Cambodia, Barcelona, Switzerland and Ibiza since May last year, clocking up 18,000 air miles.

The activists were chosen to be models for Stella McCartney’s new environmentally aware fashion campaign. Pictured is the designer at her London flagship store

Asked about her extensive air travel last night, Ms Munslow said: ‘This is a topic which has been hard for me to come to terms with. I have had to make the extremely tough decision on not having children. I will also have to cut drastically my flights.’

Ms Tsui, from Bristol, has racked up 68,000 miles in the past two years, including long-haul flights to California, Nepal, South Africa and Antarctica via Argentina.

The filmmaker, who will travel to Iceland for work next week, accompanies photos from her travels with messages like: ‘Climate change is scary.’ She said: ‘Flying has always been my downfall. I am from Hong Kong and my job has relied on overseas work.

‘I offset my flights when I can but, as I am now in a better position to manage where I work, I have decided I am going to try to be flight-free in 2020.’

Ms Ward, an orang-utan expert who divides her time between Bristol and Borneo, has flown more than 50,000 air miles, including two trips to California, as well as Borneo and Indonesia since last year. She said: ‘For some of my previous work in Borneo I had to fly. But I was there for sustained periods, working for free and putting my time and effort into conservation.’

Sarah Clayton, of environmental campaign group AirportWatch, said: ‘People who have to fly for their jobs don’t even think about the impact. They say, “I’ve done my recycling, turned down my heating and signed up to some campaigns online.” Then they fly off to Barcelona for a weekend.’

A spokesman for Ms McCartney declined to comment last night.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7293259/Extinction-Rebellion-activists-fronting-McCartneys-green-range-racked-135-000-air-miles.html

 

Still, if it’s good enough for Emma Thompson!

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15 Comments
  1. August 1, 2019 1:13 pm

    Reblogged this on Climate- Science.

  2. Harry Passfield permalink
    August 1, 2019 1:27 pm

    I have a problem with constantly criticising greens and XR activists who want to travel and create a ‘carbon’ footprint. The thing is, we, who don’t subscribe to the scam that is climate change/emergency don’t care what they do. It does no harm. OK, they’re hypocrites but we should not stop them or anyone generating CO2 in order to save the planet. As George Carling (RIP) said, the planet can take care of itself: it’s not the planet, it’s the people.

    • Chaswarnertoo permalink
      August 1, 2019 5:48 pm

      All I ask is that they are not hypocrites. I’m not, I behave according to my stated beliefs, unlike these lying crooks.

  3. Gerry, England permalink
    August 1, 2019 2:06 pm

    When they set us an example we can consider following it. (At some point in the future, possibly….) OK, considered and not going to change my ways.

  4. Patsy Lacey permalink
    August 1, 2019 2:40 pm

    The latest reports on the Google climate change conference make good reading. 142 private jets not to mention the yachts and SUVs. Attendees include Obama, DiCaprio and the most woke Royal Prince “don’t do as I do” Harry.

    • JimW permalink
      August 1, 2019 3:13 pm

      Me thinks Google are really about getting PR support for their fight against Trump to split them up. ‘Climate Change’ is as good a ruse as any.

  5. August 1, 2019 3:04 pm

    Good to read that Ms Munslow is not having a sprog.

    • Chaswarnertoo permalink
      August 2, 2019 1:27 pm

      She should stop exhaling polluting CO2, right now.

  6. Stonyground permalink
    August 1, 2019 3:16 pm

    I read about the Google climate junket at WUWT and thought that these people are working for our side really. They are taking hypocrisy to a whole new level and hardly anyone is going to be stupid enough to take them seriously.

    • Jon permalink
      August 1, 2019 8:44 pm

      Don’t underestimate the stupid.

      • Chaswarnertoo permalink
        August 2, 2019 1:28 pm

        It burns….

  7. M E permalink
    August 1, 2019 8:59 pm

    This is interesting in a way. It shows Google’s sympathies.https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/techwatch/corinne-weaver/2019/08/01/google-fired-and-sued-conservative-engineer-speaking

    In defence of internet technicians, they are very proficient in their jobs but have never learned anything else, so they mistake their proficiency for omniscience. ‘Pride comes before a fall.’ ( old motto)

    • Stonyground permalink
      August 2, 2019 6:31 am

      “Pride comes before a fall” was the song on the B side of the number one hit single Son Of My Father by Chicory Tip. I bet that not a lot of people knew that.

  8. M E permalink
    August 1, 2019 9:31 pm

    This may be of interest when thinking about corporate culture especially in the U S.
    https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/711247-the-organization-man

  9. ianprsy permalink
    August 2, 2019 1:31 pm

    According to BBC lunchtime news, this is the hottest summer the world’s EVER seen. Medieval Warm Period successfully airbrushed out of existence?

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