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Leonardo DiCaprio took a private jet twice to pick up an environmental award in New York – before flying back to a glitzy gala in France.
The actor and environmentalist, 41, was spotted this week in Cannes, where the Film Festival is currently underway.
But he left the French Riviera for a brief trip to New York City, where he collected an honor at the Riverkeeper Fishermen’s Ball on Wednesday, Page Six reported.
He then hopped back on another private jet to attend the amfAR gala in Antibes, about eight miles from Cannes, just 24 hours later.
DiCaprio has been accused of hypocrisy as he can often be heard preaching about saving the environment and fighting climate change – while taking private jets to do so.
The actor, who turned his Oscars speech into a pressing warning against climate change in February, accumulated more than 8,000 of air travel in just a couple of days.
He was seen in Cannes earlier this week, enjoying some downtime in his hotel and dancing at the Gotha club on Monday.
But he flew back to New York City on Wednesday to attend the Riverkeeper Fishermen’s Ball.
The environmental group picked DiCaprio and Ralph Lauren as this year’s two honorees.
DiCaprio posted a picture of the event on Instagram – on which he describes himself as an ‘actor and environmentalist – and wrote in the caption: ‘It was an honor to join Ralph Lauren, Robert De Niro, Robert F Kennedy Jr & more to support Riverkeeper’s critical work to create and protect a healthier future for millions of people.’
The actor, who said climate change was the ‘most urgent threat facing our entire species’ during his Oscar acceptance speech, has been repeatedly criticized for his use of jets and yachts.
Environmental analyst Robert Rapier told Page Six DiCaprio’s lifestyle ‘diminishes his moral authority to lecture others on reducing their own carbon emissions.
Rapier added: ‘[He] demonstrates exactly why our consumption of fossil fuels continues to grow. It’s because everyone loves the combination of cost and convenience they offer.
‘Alternatives usually require sacrifice of one form or another… Everybody says, “I’ve got a good reason for consuming what I consume”.’ Via: Daily Mail