Self-Proclaimed Environmentalist DiCaprio Flies Eyebrow Artist 15,000 Miles for Oscars

Leonardo DiCaprio claims to care about the Earth. He also blames mankind for the threat of climate change. But he’s unwilling to let his passion for the planet get in the way of his Oscar preening.

Together with a fellow actor, DiCaprio flew a makeup artist 15,000 miles round-trip across the Pacific Ocean to tidy up their eyebrows for the 2017 Oscars, according to the Independent (UK). Dicaprio and fellow actor Tobey Maguire insisted on seeing brow artist Sharon-Lee Hamilton, despite the fact that she lives in Sydney, Australia — 7,500 miles from Los Angeles.

DiCaprio must have forgotten that in his 2016 Oscars acceptance speech he claimed climate change was the “most urgent threat facing our entire species,” as well as and his Earth Day 2016 declaration that “our planet cannot be saved unless we leave fossil fuels in the ground, where they belong.”

Or perhaps DiCaprio views climate change as a threat second only to untidy brows.  

Either way, the actor has an eyebrow-raising history of climate hypocrisy. Forbes magazine identified DiCaprio one of the “big polluters” in March 2016 because of his multiple homes and the private jets and yachts he regularly charters.

DeCaprio himself asked if “are we too late” to stop climate change and blasted the supposed “corporate greed of the coal, oil and gas industries” in January 2016, all while continuing to live a lifestyle far more lavish than the average American.

Aly Nielsen
Aly Nielsen
Alatheia Larsen is a staff writer and research analyst for MRC Business.