MODEL Daisy Lowe insisted today that she was trying to "save" the planet after joining in the protests of the Extinction Rebellion – when she advocated taking gas-guzzling private jets.
The eco-luvvie belonged to a group of celebrities who wanted to emphasize that they participated in the protest against climate change that brought London to a standstill.
Lowe was classified as an eco-hypocrite after giving a lecture on the "terrible reality we live in" – even though she herself left a significant carbon footprint.
She has proudly released pictures of at least three overseas trips last year, including Ibiza, Venice and Greece.
She also made a private £ 100,000 vacation with other celebrity friends to celebrate Model Cara Delevingne's 25th anniversary in Mexico in 2017.
On a previous trip in February 2017, she boasted the travel app Jetsmarter, as she had flown to Milan by private jet.
Jetsmarter, which now operates under the name FlyXO, calculates about £ 5,000 for a charter flight from London to Italy.
Private aircraft cause significantly higher CO2 emissions than scheduled flights. Seven times more CO2 per person than commercial aircraft.
When Lowe was asked by Sun Online about her use of private jets despite her environmental campaign, she said, "I'm just trying to help the planet, that's all."
In addition to traveling in private jets, she has also signed sponsorship deals with Mercedez Benz, which was featured in July of this year by one of the automaker's luxury models on the Silverstone F1 track.
She simply said she "did not do any interviews" when she was asked to comment in her 1.4 million pound home in Camden in northern London.
Lowe volunteered in 2017 for a sponsored post on Instagram with Coca-Cola bottles. A Greenpeace report from 2017 showed that Coca-Cola is responsible for the worldwide sale of more than 100 billion disposable plastic bottles.
On Sunday night, Lowe hosted an Extinction Rebellion dinner attended by activist Tamsin Omond, who married her fiance on Westminster Bridge on Monday.
The event was sponsored by luxury candle maker Jo Malone, whose products are believed to cause the same amount of pollution as a diesel car.
Lowe took part in the protest on Monday with actress Jaime, the daughter of actor Ray Winstone.
Comedian Ruby Wax and actress Juliet Stevenson also talked to activists on Monday.
Wax, 66, has published details on travel to the US, Norway, and China on Twitter in recent months.
In the meantime, Madly, Deeply star Stevenson (62) was shown on the demo with a plastic bag.
She said, "Every time I do not really really fly, I try to give up.
"I try to change my lifestyle accordingly, to focus on green energies, an electric car and the cutting out of meat.
"Extinction Rebellion says that not everyone needs to be a vegan or stop flying when working in New York or Dubai.
"That's a question for the personal conscience.
"People are always hurling criticism at a protest group, a hundred years ago the suffragettes did.
"They were imprisoned, called criminals and troublemakers – now there is a commemorative plaque for them in the House of Commons, on which side of the story do you want to stand?"
Last week, Olivia Colman, Stephen Fry, and Asim Chaudhry were all featured in Extinction Rebellion Badges last week.
Colman and Chaudhry both appear in BA safety films with other stars such as Michael Caine, Joanna Lumley and David Walliams.
Extinction Rebellion plans to close City Airport tomorrow for three days, where BA has an aircraft fleet.
The demonstrators want to disrupt business as usual at the airport.
One of the protests is the occupation of the Hong Kong-style terminal building, where people are lying, sitting and clinging to the gates of the departure and arrival halls.
The Conservative MP of Mid Derbyshire, Pauline Latham, criticized the celebrities.
She told The Sun, "It's very hypocritical, they tell people that they do one thing and then another, they have to stick to their own rules, it's not right.
"That's a lot of trips abroad from them.
"It's not okay, and for Daisy Lowe it's just as bad to go into detail about all those expensive restaurants.
"I'm sure the other protesters can not or do not want to travel as much as they do."
Plumber Kevin Smith, 45, said of the protesting celebrities: "They do not know what real life is about and fight.
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"They are too busy to make too much money.
"These protests are probably a nice day for them, a good deal of public relations, some of us have to work hard to make a living."
WHO ARE EXTINCTION REBELLION?
Extinction Rebellion urges the government to declare a climate and environmental emergency, immediately tackle the loss of wildlife and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2025.
Earlier this year, Parliament declared a climate and environmental emergency, and the government passed legislation to bring emissions down to zero by 2050, much later than activists demand.
The group held protests in London for 11 days in April, disrupting public transport and the streets.
On Thursday, activists from the Extinction Rebellion used a fire engine to inject red liquid into the treasury to highlight what they believed was the government's failure to avert a climate catastrophe.
Last week, the Met warned that the protests distract officers from other key roles in the capital, including the fight against knife crime and domestic violence.
More resources were used to monitor protests against climate change than terrorism, it said.
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