The Voice judge had been meeting climate change experts at Oxford University as part of a guest speaking role. 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. He even tweeted pictures of the so-called “hip.hop.copter” for fans to admire, after landing at the Oxford’s University Parks.
But wait! He didn’t take the entire trip in a helicopter. He remembered to throw in an empty gesture near the photographer’s pool:
From there, the singer used a pedal cycle to travel the remaining few hundred yards to the Radcliffe Observatory Weather Centre.
Remind me again why I should listen to rich environmental scolds lecture me about my carbon footprint. They won’t even reduce their own carbon footprints to what my paycheck forces me to live by already.