FANS have accused the actor Benedict Cumberbatch of hypocrisy for supporting eco-protests and promoting cars.
The Sherlock star, 43, was depicted grinning in Trafalgar Square in front of a hearse and coffin of the Extinction Rebellion with the inscription "Our Future."
But he is a "brand ambassador" for MG in India, one of the most polluted countries in the world. An ad shows it in the MG GS with a 1.5-turbo engine zooming around. , , Trafalgar Square.
He then drives over a clear Westminster Bridge and past the Houses of Parliament – also blocked this week.
Cumberbatch is also facing a campaign for the Hector SUV from MG India.
More than one million people died in India in 2017 as a result of air pollution – one in eight deaths. Cumberbatch was previously in Jaguar ads with the slogan "It's good to be bad."
A Twitter user described him as a "pseudo fraud". Another wrote: "So stupid and superficial."
THE Met Police has ordered pallets of vegan food and dairy-free drinks to hand them over to arrested demonstrators of the Extinction Rebellion.
It comes after activists at earlier demos complained about a lack of meat-free options.
More than 1,000 people were arrested in the current campaign.
Inspector Brian Smith posted a video in which he took boxes of vegetable chili to the cells of Brixton Station.
He said, "We have a lot."
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The two-week climate protest with 1,100 arrests so far has also been supported by model Daisy Lowe, comedian Ruby Wax and actors Juliet Stevenson and Mark Rylance.
On Friday evening, PR guru Mark Borkowski said he was surprised: "It only attracts negativity."
The sun says
IF the Oscars invent a category for the sacred hypocrite of the year and really should, the competition will be intense. But there is an outstanding performance.
The 2019 award goes to Benedict Cumberbatch, who produces lucrative car ads in a country smothering of smog, and then supporting eco-extremists protesting against the country with the fastest emissions reduction in the G20: Britain.
So many celebrities spend their kissed lives in a Luvvie bubble, surrounded by sycophants who never dare to challenge them. Perhaps he will never come up with the startling absurdity of joining the London blockade of Extinction Rebellion after MGs have been promoted in India, killing one million people a year from air pollution.
Or maybe the multi-millionaire just wants to apologize with the same carelessness that his world traveler Thom Yorke of Radiohead, the lender of Extinction Rebellion, admits to his own hypocrisy.
These stars insist that governments must act (even if we do exactly as the IPCC scientists recommend). In the meantime, they will continue to consume as only the rich can – and fly world-class.
Why should ordinary mortals lend credibility to their climate mystery if they do not mean it seriously enough to practice what they preach?