Because living like a celeb doesn’t have to cost the Earth…
Global Cool would like to give a warm welcome to our newest writer Rebecca Sellitti – one of the wittiest and prettiest gals we know. She’ll be bringing you the hottest gossip from the land of celeb each week – enjoy…
By Rebecca Sellitti
I don’t care what they say, I’m in love with
you Leona Lewis for her fierce dedication to animal rights! During an interview with Cosmopolitan, the X- Factor alum stated that she would gladly relinquish her role as one of Britain’s most successful singers, in exchange for an end to animal testing.
It’s rare to find a celebrity who’s NOT willing to put his or her principles on hold for fame and fortune, so a declaration like this really speaks volumes about Lewis’ passion for the cause.
We’re talking about a woman who once turned down a million dollar endorsement deal with Harrods, simply because the high-end department store sold fur. Who does that? I can’t guarantee that for a few million I, your faithful eco-celebrity watchdog, wouldn’t sport a suit made of penguin skins! (Kidding, kidding…) Anyway, how can you not love a lady with convictions as strong as hers?
I think we should all try to make this gorgeous songstress Happy and support her in her fight for a global ban on animal testing!
Find out more about how to end animal testing for cosmetics, by checking out Cruelty-Free International.
Prepare yourself for a pretty bleak wedding, cause this week I’m suggesting you marry the indie-rock innovator, and professional buzz kill, Morrissey.
The son and the heir of the nothing in particular (Shame on you if you don’t recognize those Smiths lyrics), earns a huge round of eco-applause for donating £10,000 to support PETA’s fight against foie gras, (the fatty livers of waterfowl, for those of you who’ve never sampled the so-called ‘delicacy’).
Mr. Morrissey, a devout vegetarian, strongly-opposes the sale of foie gras due to the indefensibly cruel way in which it is produced. You see, often the geese and ducks used in foie gras production have to endure painful force-feeding procedures in order to get their livers to the ideal disease state of enlargement and cholesterol-laden pallor. Pipes literally need to be shoved down the gullets of these unfortunate fowl, so that excessive amounts of grain can be fed directly into their stomachs. It’s a truly barbaric process… and for what? To produce a gross paste to spread on crackers? I’ll stick to Nutella, thank you very much!
Anyway, I must applaud the man with the iconic quiff for helping to protect our poultry from such heinous treatment.
Sure, Morrissey may take the silver for indie-music’s whiniest singer (gold goes to Robert Smith), but his actions prove that he has a heart made of platinum!
Ashton Kutcher has made it onto my ‘Avoid’ section this week for his decision to drive a gargantuan pick-up truck in a fourth of July parade procession.
While technically, the one behind the wheel was the possible future Mrs. Kutcher (I’m referring to Mila, for those of you who don’t subscribe to Us Weekly), I’m placing the blame squarely on Ashton, as he is the one who purchased the gas-guzzling vehicle in the first place.
If this were a truck Kutcher simply rented for the parade I’d forgive his eco-error, but he has been gallivanting about town in this glacier-sized car for years.
Back in 2004, before his profile had reached its inexplicably sky-high level, Kutcher bought the International CXT (Commercial Extreme Truck), an automobile that is 6.6 m long, has a 2.7 m tall cab, and weighs 6,600 kg. Not surprisingly, this particular model of pickup is not exactly what one would call ‘fuel efficient’, getting a measly 7 miles per gallon.
Now, for the funny part… Ashton and his truck were in an Independence Day Parade representing the Johnson City Democratic Party! That’s correct. The man driving the climate-busting monster truck was there in support of the town’s most notoriously eco-sensitive citizens – its card-carrying liberal democrats. The hypocrisy of it all is just sinfully delicious!!
Since Kutcher was driving an International brand truck, I thought it would be appropriate to share this song!
Here comes the science bit…
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