After receiving his first-ever Academy Award, actor and climate activist Leonardo DiCaprio used part of his acceptance speech to harp on his favorite subject: catastrophic climate change.
DiCaprio called climate change the “most urgent threat facing our entire species” and blamed big corporations for contaminating initiative on the issue. Nevermind, his jet-setting, yacht-renting ways.
Predictably, Hollywood liberals applauded DiCaprio at the Oscars, and soon after many other liberal celebrities and media praised his speech on Twitter.
Richard Branson, CEO of Virgin Atlantic:
Bill Nye the “Science Guy”: DiCaprio “told the truth about climate change.”
Mr @LeoDiCaprio told the truth about climate change. There's a great deal to do. Let's get to work.— Bill Nye (@BillNye) February 29, 2016
Upworthy writer Parker Molloy:
James Murray, Editor-in-Chief at BusinessGreen: DiCaprio’s speech “really is worth a look”
Actress Jessica Chastain quoted DiCaprio pleading, “Let us not take this planet for granted.”
"Let us not take this planet for granted." #LeonardoDiCaprio— Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) February 29, 2016
Actress Juliette Lewis was “happy” to see Dicaprio use his speech to push climate alarmism.
Guardian correspondent Suzanne Goldberg calls DiCaprio a top “champion” of climate change.
How Leonardo DiCaprio became one of the world's top climate change champions https://t.co/T8eD1pnoiV— Suzanne Goldenberg (@suzyji) February 29, 2016
Business Insider claims DiCaprio’s speech will give people “chills.”
Former Backstreet Boys singer Kevin Richardson tweeted supportively, using the hashtag #ClimateChangeIsReal.
But not everyone was entertained.
Di Caprio slams corporate greed & sobs over climate change, charges $20m for a film & takes 6 private jets in a week. Somebody have a word.— Christian May (@ChristianJMay) February 29, 2016