I can’t ever recall watching a Golden Globes awards ceremony, and I certainly didn’t tune in on Sunday.
I just have no real desire to watch a bunch of wealthy, Hollywood types living a life of excess, and wearing ridiculously expensive outfits that probably won’t ever be worn again.
That’s why I find the news surrounding the awards ceremony beyond absurd, and largely hypocritical. It was announced the ceremony’s meal was strictly vegan.
According to a report by The Hill, the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which hosts the ceremony, said: “If there’s a way we can, not change the world, but save the planet, maybe we can get the Golden Globes to send a signal and draw attention to the issue about climate change. The food we eat, the way we grow the food we eat, the way we dispose of the food is one of the large contributors to the climate crisis.”
Our friends from the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) caught wind of this, and challenged the HFPA’s mode of thinking via Twitter.
“Interesting … I’m sure all the stars will be riding their bikes to the Red Carpet,” NAMI tweeted. “Do they know going vegan for 2 years only cuts one’s carbon footprint 1.6 tons of CO2e, the equivalent of a single transatlantic flight? How many private planes are flying to the Golden Globes?”
Boom! HFPA just got its buns handed to it on a platter, and I don’t mean the kind people eat with hamburgers.
But sadly, the celebrities, with all their pretension, will likely go on thinking what is being done is so noble, while ignoring the absurdness of what is occurring. After all, it’s easier to point fingers than it is to admit you are a part of the larger problem.
My hope is that the Golden Globes organizers will get some feedback on this, and begin to realize that animal agriculture is only a very small part of the problem.