Actor Ben Affleck and pop star Jennifer Lopez, who have continually been climate-change talking heads, are enjoying a vacation on a massive $130 million yacht in Europe in the ultimate display of celebrity hypocrisy.
Affleck and Lopez recently got back together after about 20 years of being broken up, as The Federalist’s Madeline Osburn and Emily Jashinsky analyzed recently. Both celebrities have joined environmental campaigns in the past.
Still, Affleck and Lopez had no problem taking a lavish yacht — which emits carbon, since it runs on fuel — to Capri, Nerano, St. Tropez, and more for Lopez’s birthday.
The couple’s maritime adventure calls into question their commitment to fighting their perception of climate change. Several years ago, Affleck teamed up with his actor friend Matt Damon to make short videos “to raise awareness of climate change” and the need for “alternative fuel sources.” In 2016, Affleck also participated in a Funny or Die “Everyone Votes!” initiative that was also funded by NextGen Climate, an environmental nonprofit that creates advertisement campaigns.
“So if you give a sh-t about women’s rights, if you care about keeping the environment safe for future generations — ever hear of it? — if you care about people getting to piss in the f-ckin’ bathroom of their choice … then guess who’s got your back in this election?” the actor said.