Greenies are putting celebrities under the microscope to see if their eco-lifestyles really resemble what they preach, the Los Angeles Times reports. A-listers insist they're not perfect, but bloggers ask what value their message has when Leonardo zips around in a private jet and Madge owns 9 homes. One critic says that nobody can “consume opulently like a movie star and still protect the planet.”
One non-profit association makes use of the scrutiny by putting “celebrities together with stuff,” coaxing them to stand by hybrid cars to promote the cause. Yet this pro-green image only puts them more on the defensive. "If you want to peg me as not being completely eco-friendly, you'll win,” John Mayer told reporters at Live Earth. “That's not the point, you know?"