You don’t want to be a spokesperson unless you are absolutely committed to a cause because you can hurt it. I’ve been asked to help represent environmental groups. I’m a big proponent of cleaning up the environment. I have two electric cars. But I also have a big weak spot because I’ve flown on private jets. However, I welcome any of these dumb pundits who make celebrities out to be bad guys to a discussion about Darfur. Because I’ve been there and I’ve met all the players, and I guarantee you, the pundits haven’t.
Travolta may well hold the celebrity record for private jet travel: “Clocking up at least 30,000 flying miles in the past 12 months means he has produced an estimated 800 tons of carbon emissions” — probably 100 times what you produce. He also has some very dubious ideas on what to do about global warming that make him sound more like Vinnie Barbarino: