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Will.I.Am takes hel.i.copter to cl.i.mate debate

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Celebrities don’t become celebrities because they’re better than anybody else. They become celebrities because they’re more shameless than anybody else. Case in point: Will.I.Am of the Black Eyed Peas.

The Telegraph reports:

Musician Will.I.Am has been criticised for arriving at a climate change debate in a private helicopter, producing the same amount of CO2 most people do in a month…

Despite his environmentally-conscious stance on green issues, the Black Eyed Peas rapper, 37, chose to take a private helicopter to the venue.

It is understood the journey, which is a 286 mile round-trip from London, used 71.5 gallons of fuel and released three-quarters of a ton of CO2 into the atmosphere…

From there, the singer used a pedal cycle to travel the remaining few hundred yards to the Radcliffe Observatory Weather Centre…

According to the Daily Star newspaper, he spent an hour meeting with climate expert Myles Allen, before travelling to Taunton, Somerset, to carry the Olympic torch.

Professor Allen told the newspaper: “The irony didn’t escape everybody. But he’s committed to the issues and he’s written songs about it.”

See? He rode a bicycle for a few hundred yards, and he writes songs about global warming. That’s why it’s okay for him to spew CO2 all over the place in the process. It’s not hypocrisy if you express the correct opinions.

Big thanks to Will.I.Am for saving the Earth. As for the rest of you rabble, did you leave your cellphone chargers plugged in, you commoners? WHY ARE YOU KILLING THE PLANET???