Leo DiCaprio & Greta Thunberg met up & committed to ‘supporting one another’

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There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways – but @GretaThunberg has become a leader of our time. History will judge us for what we do today to help guarantee that future generations can enjoy the same livable planet that we have so clearly taken for granted. I hope that Greta’s message is a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that the time for inaction is over. It is because of Greta, and young activists everywhere that I am optimistic about what the future holds. It was an honor to spend time with Greta. She and I have made a commitment to support one another, in hopes of securing a brighter future for our planet. #FridaysforFuture #ClimateStrike @fridaysforfuture

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Me: Don’t say it don’t say it don’t say it.
Also me: Wow, Leonardo DiCaprio’s girlfriends keep getting younger, huh?

Leo DiCaprio posted these photos on his Instagram on Friday – he managed to meet up with the environmental activist inspiring the youths and the world in total, Greta Thunberg. Greta has been in America since late August, when she sailed from Europe to New York just in time to speak at the United Nations… and make thunderfaces at Donald Trump. She managed to make her way across the country to LA, where she attended the Los Angeles Youth Climate Strike on Friday. It was in LA where she met Leo DiCaprio. And in one of the most righteous moves I’ve ever seen, Greta did NOT post photos from her meet-up with Leo – instead, she allowed Leo to post photos on HIS social media. Alpha. Here’s what Leo wrote about his meet-up with Greta:

There are few times in human history where voices are amplified at such pivotal moments and in such transformational ways – but @GretaThunberg has become a leader of our time. History will judge us for what we do today to help guarantee that future generations can enjoy the same livable planet that we have so clearly taken for granted. I hope that Greta’s message is a wake-up call to world leaders everywhere that the time for inaction is over. It is because of Greta, and young activists everywhere that I am optimistic about what the future holds. It was an honor to spend time with Greta. She and I have made a commitment to support one another, in hopes of securing a brighter future for our planet. #FridaysforFuture #ClimateStrike @fridaysforfuture

[From Leonardo DiCaprio’s IG]

Camila Morrone is seething! Leo made a commitment to support GRETA and not her. A younger woman! No, I’m just joking, obviously. I don’t actually hate this – yes, Leo flies on private planes and yes, he charters giant yachts for tons of vacations. But he’s also been an environmental activist for decades, and he must have been so pleased to meet someone so young, someone who is passionately voicing the current emergency. The world is on fire. California is on fire. Do something.

Also: Greta was planning to make her way from California to Chile for the United Nations COP25 climate change summit… but at the last minute, the location of the summit was changed to Madrid (there were widespread protests in Chile). So now Greta is looking for a way to go across America and then back over the Atlantic by December. Travel must be as carbon-neutral as possible. So I guess that means Leo won’t be chartering a yacht to take her?

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  1. Esmom says:

    Cynical me actually teared up a little bit reading Leo’s words. My heart just goes out to Greta, she’s amazing and I hope somehow we’re able to shove aside the idiots currently in charge and start getting this done for our planet.

    • LahdidahBaby says:

      Yes,
      I get that–and share it. Though my initial response to the pics of them together was exactly Kaiser’s.

    • Mia4s says:

      They’re lovely words, I just wish he wasn’t such a hypocrite. Wouldn’t it be lovey if he actually started making some sacrifices for the cause he’s supposedly so passionate about?

      Greta is amazing though, definitely.

      • Xi Tang says:

        He is a hypocrite. And his “activism” is a sham. Wasn’t there an article couple of years ago about how his involvement in climate change is bs? For some reason the article got buried and didn’t make a lot of headlines.

      • Xi Tang says:

        He is a hypocrite. And his “activism” is a sham. Wasn’t there an article couple of years ago about how his involvement in climate change is bs? For some reason the article got buried and didn’t make a lot of headlines.

      • Karen says:

        I don’t recall a specific article but many have hinted that there’s nothing specific you can credit him for. I wonder what really happened to his foundation. It went ghost the same time as the investigations into that Malaysian that funded Wolf of Wall Street, now we’re told it’s part of a new organization that he doesn’t seem to be that involved with at all. He wasn’t at the UN either when Greta spoke, so maybe he’s no longer a ‘Messenger of Peace’ either. Something is rotten in DiCaprio’s world and it’s not just his immature social life or ridiculous choice of companions.

  2. Escondista says:

    Ugh if she was a supermodel he would be grooming her to date her in two years.
    I can’t with him.

  3. kerwood says:

    Greta is such a shining light. I hope she doesn’t get her head turned by all the celebrity attention she’s getting.

  4. aurora says:

    How would SHE support HIM (and/or his causes)? Sorry, can’t with him and his hypocrisy.

  5. Rapunzel says:

    Meanwhile, in my area of CA, everyone is whining about straws being banned. Ugh. People suck.

    • Twitchany says:

      Same. I moved from Bakersfield CA to Grand Junction Colorado in March. We made a mistake and it turned out to be worse. It blows my mind how people are so angry about these tiny things.

      • Rapunzel says:

        Twitchany- Ugh, f–king Bakersfield. The armpit of CA. I can’t say I blame ya for leaving, but sorry CO is worse.

        I’m in the Modesto/Merced area…too red for my taste, but I’ve been here all my life.

  6. Astrid says:

    I think I read somewhere that Madrid was going to support/help with her carbon neutral travel plans to attend.

  7. stormsmama says:

    she is a hero
    i love her
    i love that on halloween she trolled all the haters by saying she didn’t need a costume bc she scares all the grown up deniers just by showing her face !!!
    I LOVE HER
    Not surprised that Leo wanted to meet her. She is, as they say, the real deal. And since Leo thinks of himself as the real deal as well, well, i imagine he wanted to champion her- whilst also adding another check to his list of great people he has met. I know that’s cynical and i don’t hate leo.
    I do wish he’d grow up a bit…

    GO GRETA

  8. Oatmeal says:

    …….the same Leo that flies via private jet and owns a massive yacht?

    *eyeroll*

    • Maddy says:

      He does carbon offsetting for both, and he can’t fly or boat commercial.

      Actually, he could, but it would be like Kate and Will flying commercial. He’s such a major security risk that they would fly an empty plane to him, then fly him to his destination, just as the commercial airliner in the UK did for Kate and Will. Huge waste. He has too many obsessive fans and stalkers who have made credible death threats to fly commercially – it would be a huge production for him to do both.

      Leo has produced a feature length documentary on his own dime and released it to the public on YouTube for free. He only uses his social media to promote environmental organizations. He’s done away with the whole hippy/green stereotype as the only type of person who can care about climate change. The biggest movie star in the world a) acknowledging that climate change is real, and b) acknowledging that it will be catastrophic for the human race, is a huge deal. Leo doesn’t have to do this work, he chooses to. Why the negativity?

      This is such an alt-rite line that’s repeated everywhere. “Look at these climate change hypocrites! Shouldn’t she be in school? Shouldn’t he fly commercial?” It’s not productive, and it doesn’t contribute anything.

      • tenniswho says:

        Well stated Maddy. I totally agree.

      • ADS says:

        I’m so glad you said this Maddy. I think it’s so dumb and facile when people dismiss wealthy people who highlight climate change as hypocrites. The fact is, by that definition everyone is a hypocrite to some degree in that we are all perpetuating the current system somehow.

        The much more important point is why are we all still forced to pollute the environment in order to travel, etc., when we have had viable renewable energy alternatives for DECADES now?

  9. Lorelei says:

    Someone on Twitter did one of those “name a more iconic duo” things with that photo and the responses were hilarious. Greta has about nine years before Leo will consider her too old for him.

    In all seriousness though, Greta is a treasure and we’re all lucky to have her.

  10. Milkweed says:

    Shouldn’t she be in school?

    • lanne says:

      It’s sad to me that it takes a 16 year old girl to school us. California is on fire and people still deny climate change? What I don’t understand is: why don’t the deniers even consider the fact they might be wrong? Do they not believe in the idea of insurance?

    • Tiffany says:

      Greta said the same thing at her UN speech.

    • Estonian Bot says:

      @milkweed; That’s what deniers say every time school kids take to the streets to protest against inaction on climate change. It’s a right-wing talking point. Suffice to say I do not share your values.

    • Maddy says:

      Nice astroturfing! You were all over Reddit yesterday too, spamming this photo on there.

      This is such an alt-rite line that’s repeated everywhere. “Look at these climate change hypocrites! Shouldn’t she be in school? Shouldn’t he fly commercial?” It’s not productive, and it doesn’t contribute anything.

      Is Exxon paying you to complain about her, or are you just doing their work for free? Is it the IRA? What troll farm are you with?

      • Milkweed says:

        Wow! So many incorrect assumptions about me. I’m a liberal Democrat in California with a Master’s degree in environmental policy and a mom of two. I also love celebrity gossip. I agree with everything Greta has been saying. I was merely wondering about her school schedule since she has been traveling for a few months.

  11. Jadedone says:

    Also the Amazon is still burning

  12. Ivy says:

    Maybe she can convince Leo to stop taking private jets everywhere

  13. LindaS says:

    Greta lacks critical thinking. She has her message but I have not heard her come up with the solution. She comes from a place of privilege and has people of priviledge helping her get around. What is her solution for immediate change for people who do not have the resources she has? She asks for help to get back accross the Atlantic. How many of us would get that help? Crowds of people listen to her but many people are also asking themselves how does she expect us to do this immediately? She has never given us the answer. She just says do it now.

    • PizzaLove says:

      Lindas, I agree, she lacks critical thinking skills. She goes around saying we have to save the world but gives no real solution on doing it. And why hasn’t she lectured China and India, they are the worse environmental offenders.

      It is easy to go around and whine about the environment as a privileged white kid. Just don’t get why she is such a “hero”.

      • tenniswho says:

        Pizza, I don’t know what you mean with China and India being the “worse env. offenders”. The Saudi Arabia, Australia and the US have the higest p. ca. Carbon Footprint for the last – the citizens of these countries have been the top emitters for a really long time. Not saying European countries have been much better.
        I realize it is a complicated issue and different calculations can be made to assess “worse env. offenders”. China’s emissions OVERALL are the highest in the world, because they have almost 1.5 billion inhabitants and produce a huge share of products for other countries- To argue they are the worse offenders is really tone-deaf regarding our responsibility and the crazy consumption levels of our Western countries -

    • Pineapple says:

      LindaS and PizzaLove … are you perhaps on the wrong website? Are you actually positing that the problem with Greta is that she hasn’t SOLVED the climate change issue. It’s not ironic to the two of you that a child has had to bring attention to an issue even ALL OF THE WORLD’S SCIENTISTS and THE UNITED NATIONS can’t get adult humans to take seriously. I think Greta is not the one who lacks critical thinking. That’s just me though.

      • Capepopsie says:

        I agree! Her mission is awareness! She has said several Times that She is only a child and doesn’t have any solutions, but we MUST understand What is going on!

    • Pineapple says:

      Oh also, you both might want to read The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert. It is Pulitzer Prize winning. Educate yourselves … improve your critical thinking skills.

    • Juls says:

      The solutions have been known for decades. It’s not her responsibility to educate people about scientific knowledge that has been around since before she was born. The OP comment sounds like the tired old adage of “I can’t make a difference as one person, so why bother?” Instead of whining about her “priviledge” maybe people should contact their governments and demand that meaningful solutions be enacted.

    • Sophia’sSideEye says:

      LindaS & pizzalover
      You both expect a sixteen year old to solve the world’s climate issues? She’s just pointing out what people already know but refuse to take seriously. How bizarre to be a grown person and expect teenagers with no power to save us all. Talk about a lack of critical thinking skills while having none. Lol, you hate to see it.

    • Maddy says:

      She’s pitched tons of concrete solutions. She wants governments to reduce dependency on oil and coal, and to stop subsidizing them in favour of renewable energy.

      Failure to get off oil and coal will literally end the human race.

      She has tons of solutions – all of them backed up by research, which scientists have pitched for decades, only to be ignored.

    • Minnie says:

      Yes, a 16 year old should have to tell us what to do to solve a world environmental issue because we lack critical thinking ourselves…

  14. Elizabeth Rose says:

    The only reason he cares whatsoever about the planet or climate change, is he wants to ensure the survival of humanity so he can continue to have a constant supply of young women. He’s so gross to me. I don’t get why anyone puts him on a pedestal.

    • Maddy says:

      Are you serious?

      He’s poured tens of millions of dollars into the fight against climate change. He doesn’t have to do that. He’s donated more to charity than most major celebrities – he actually puts his money where his mouth is, and he only uses his social media to promote charities, not to broadcast what he had for lunch or to try to sell you a ‘detox’ tea.

  15. Oui oki says:

    Nah I don’t think he dates kids and she’s quite young, on the spectrum and just not physically like the (young) women he usually dates. Ok he doesn’t have a wife and dates young ladies, that doesn’t mean he can’t have a nice connection with an amazing child without it being gross.
    This is sweet and who he dates didn’t cross my mind
    The hypocrisy about private planes did but honestly I think he does care and his work does help

  16. jenner says:

    Ugh, I’m really not here for the jokes about him dating a girl who’s in high school. they are both trying to do something good for the world.

  17. Joy45 says:

    They look so much alike in the pictures. She could easily pass for his daughter.

  18. Jaded says:

    What self-aggrandizing little pr*ck he is – cozying up to Greta to bask in her light. Do some real work with your billions of dollars Leo instead of giving models Prius’s and lecturing everyone else about what we should be doing to combat climate change.

    • Minnie says:

      Wow, really? I’m no Leo fan, but he’s been working in environmental causes for over a decade, he gives many millions to the cause and is constantly meeting up with world leaders and social organizations. He’s done a lot for environment, so I think your comment is a bit unfair.

  19. Sorella says:

    Until he gives up his private jetting all over the world and the his yearly yacht guzzling I just can’t take him seriously about environment. He wants all the little people do their part but it would take MANY MANY of us to equal one of his private jets carbon footprint. SIT DOWN LEO.

    • Maddy says:

      He does do carbon offsetting for his flights, and he can’t fly commercial, because it would be a circus. See Kate and Will flying commercial to show how relatable they are. They flew an empty commercial plane three ways to pick them up and drop them off.

  20. Emily says:

    Greta is too young to know that Leo was the good looking guy in that movie Titanic because she’s too young to care.

    Leo will have a hard time dating the next gen of young women because he’s irrelevant to them.

  21. Val says:

    I can’t stand both.

  22. sammiches says:

    She has not been in the States since August. She was in multiple places in Canada (including my city) just a few weeks ago.