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to find most sleb environmental campaigners annoying and patronising hypocrites?

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mm22bys Wed 22-Aug-07 14:44:34

There was a story on the BBC breakfast showB this morning about a sleb who is an environmental campaigner. I have no idea who she is, but am I the only one who finds most people like her somewhat annoying, patronising and hypocritical?

She openly admits to flying "for her job", but she "offsets" her carbon emissions. Aren't carbon offsets kind of like drinking diet coke, but still scoffing down cake?

Even so, she is on a campgain to "save the world" by encouraging people to only boil enough water for the exact no of cups of coffee we're going to drink, and turn off lights when we're out.

Why on earth should I listen to her, what authority does she have?

(Sorry if this has been done to death elsewhere!)

DrDaddy Wed 22-Aug-07 14:45:56

Was it Sienna Miller?

whiskeyandbeer Wed 22-Aug-07 14:47:42

neh does it really matter what her motivations are if she is doing something good with her fame no matter how minor?
i mean she could just be shopping/going clubbing the whole time.
if they believe in it and can get a cause extra press then why not?

madamez Wed 22-Aug-07 14:48:04

I despise sleb campaigners too. Why being able to read an autocue and apply a bit of hair gel now and again qualifies one as an expert on climate change/globalisation/poeverty I have no idea. But the two archetypes of celebrity wank in recent years must have been the Live Earth concert (if all the pillocks had just stayed hom and not flown they'd have saved enough carbon to do us a century or two) and Live 8 - Bob Geldof's sudden realisation that he actually wanted people to remember him as a noble charity campaginer rather than a Fathers-For Justice-supporting woman-hating shitbag...

mm22bys Wed 22-Aug-07 14:49:34

Well, I didn't know till I checked on the BBC website now, and it looks like it was her, but does that make any difference? (it doesn't to me!)

whiskeyandbeer Wed 22-Aug-07 14:51:12

"Bob Geldof's sudden realisation that he actually wanted people to remember him as a noble charity campaginer rather than a Fathers-For Justice-supporting woman-hating shitbag... "

that's great. so i suppose any woman who supports womens shelters is in your eyes is a man-hating lesbian feminist bitch?
not the place for the argument here but fathers for justice are working to correct one of the great travesties of justice in our soceity.

DrDaddy Wed 22-Aug-07 14:51:33

No. I sort of heard her on the Today Prog this morning as I was pulling into the office car park, but tuned out as soon as she started speaking. They have that effect on me I'm afraid...

mm22bys Wed 22-Aug-07 14:51:57

I don't normally listen to slebs, but I guess there must be enough people out there who find them influential enough in their lives...

It may help to raise awareness, but I think it's being done to death (and now I hear there is going to a "Live8" for Darfur. Not an unworthy cause, but aren't these things in danger of being done too often so people switch off?)

IntergalacticWalrus Wed 22-Aug-07 14:52:16

If she wants to save the world, then maybe she shoud stop snorting the old rokey cokey [libellious]

Cocain, nay drugs trade in general is the reson for lots of human sufferiung

As is the tobacco industry

madamez Wed 22-Aug-07 14:53:27

WAB: Geldof made a fair few pronouncements about how women ought to get back in the kitchen and devote more time to caring for men. And F4J is a bit too thoroughly riddled with wife-beaters to be a very appealing organisation for anyone to support.

Sheherazadethegoat Wed 22-Aug-07 14:53:28

sting is my favourite for this. all weeping about the rain forest one minute and then champagneing it up on concord the next.

Sheherazadethegoat Wed 22-Aug-07 14:54:20

hear hear madamez

meandmyflyingmachine Wed 22-Aug-07 14:55:10

Didn't Mrs Sting used to fly her cook across the country to warm up a bowl of soup as well?

Sheherazadethegoat Wed 22-Aug-07 14:56:48

mrs sting occupies a whole world of twattage all my herself.

whiskeyandbeer Wed 22-Aug-07 14:57:44

if you think he is a mysoginistic pig do it on the basis of the reasons you just mentioned not on a worthy cause which he supports.
every cause is going to have people who have checkered pasts and have done some dispicable things, to try and drown out the message of the cause due to these individuals is a cop out.

Sheherazadethegoat Wed 22-Aug-07 14:59:38

comparing fathers4justice to the organisations such as woman's aid is abit shite tbh.

speedymama Wed 22-Aug-07 14:59:56

Hear, hear Whiskeybear.

IntergalacticWalrus Wed 22-Aug-07 15:00:03

Trudi Styler looks a bit like one of the riddlers or possibly one of the pixies from Fab Lab

expatinscotland Wed 22-Aug-07 15:00:37

'sting is my favourite for this. all weeping about the rain forest one minute and then champagneing it up on concord the next.'

Oh, yes, and he treats his employees so fairly. So fairly, in fact, that he's just been ordered to pay thousands of pounds to a former one after he and his wife lost a sex discrimination/unfair dismissal case the former employee brought against them.

Pompous twat.

Sheherazadethegoat Wed 22-Aug-07 15:01:14

omg walrus she so does.

Sheherazadethegoat Wed 22-Aug-07 15:02:06

and as for the tantric sex...

whiskeyandbeer Wed 22-Aug-07 15:02:22

"comparing fathers4justice to the organisations such as woman's aid is abit shite tbh. "

why do you say that? they are both very worthy causes in my eyes and i have no doubt both of them have many individuals involved in them with shady or criminal pasts, just like anyother organisation in the world. however i can see past these to look at the overall aim in both groups and by in large i agree with their aims.

Sheherazadethegoat Wed 22-Aug-07 15:03:06

no its still shite.

whiskeyandbeer Wed 22-Aug-07 15:06:23

fair enough then.you win the argument with that unbeatable logic.

Sheherazadethegoat Wed 22-Aug-07 15:06:57

thanks - works every time!

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