Is the sky falling or not? Stacey Dash criticized Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmentalism-minded 2016 Oscars speech in a personal blog post published on Thursday, March 10. Specifically, she called out the actor’s impassioned remarks about climate change — and likened him to the storybook character Chicken Little!
“Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar was truly a well-deserved win. DiCaprio’s speech, you could tell, was planned ahead of time. He knew he had it. Though I’ve not seen his film yet, I hear it’s great,” the Clueless star, 49, began her entry before making her dig: “[But] he reminds me of Chicken Little, the bird who ran around the neighborhood and disturbed everyone ‘with her foolish alarm.’ ”
As the world knows, DiCaprio took his first Academy Awards win for best actor for his role in The Revenant as an opportunity to bring awareness to global warming, an issue he feels strongly about.
“Climate change is real, it is happening right now. It is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating,” the longtime environmentalist said. “We need to support leaders around the world who do not speak for the big polluters, but who speak for all of humanity, for the indigenous people of the world, for the billions and billions of underprivileged people out there who would be most affected by this. For our children’s children, and for those people out there whose voices have been drowned out by the politics of greed.”
Dash — who made a painfully awkward Black History Month joke at this year’s Oscars — branded this part of DiCaprio’s speech as “too much” and fired off “facts” disputing his statements. The controversial Fox News contributor cited reports claiming that while global average temperatures have risen in recent years, Earth has seen similar climate change centuries ago when there were “no fossil fuels, no emissions, no cars,” she points out.
The There Goes My Social Life: From Clueless to Conservative author also slammed DiCaprio, 41, for not paying attention to the problems she thinks are important.
“There are people 10 miles from Leo starving, stuck on entitlement. Twenty first century NAZIS to deal with and North Koreans playing with nukes,” Dash added. “He needs to get his priorities straight. I would leave him alone, except that his rhetoric isn’t cheap.”
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