Google's recent climate change conference, which was attended by Leonardo DiCaprio, Katy Perry, Orlando Bloom and other A-list stars, is being slammed as "hypocritical" by many.
Following an Italian press report claiming that the Google Campers would flock to Sicily for a three-day, $20 million event in 114 private jets, social media users were quick to point out what they saw as a disconnect.
“Is there anything more hypocritical than a bunch of rich people flying their private jets across the world to sit on yachts and discuss the future of our planet?” one Twitter user asked...
Attendees, who according to a source were personally invited by Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page, reportedly footed the bill for their travel costs to Sicily's Verdura Resort, but Google paid the rest of their expenses. Rooms reportedly start at $903 a night there.
Several #celebrities, wealthy and famous people have arrived in Sicily for #Google summit to discuss climate change. Are these folks going to push for a bill to be passed to ban use of private jets and mega yachts?— breezabeach (@breezabeach) August 1, 2019