Schwarzenegger Says Oil Industry ‘Kills People’ as He Touts Helicopter Tour of LA
Get to the choppa!
Actor and former Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger made news last week when he said at the SXSW festival that he would sue oil companies because they caused global warming or something. But jury selection won’t begin before he leads a sweet helicopter tour over Los Angeles.
A fun fact about helicopters: they run on petroleum products like gasoline and diesel.
The Governator clearly didn’t realize how his bold accusations could fly back in his face – unless he has some secret solar powered helicopter we don’t know about.
Or maybe he didn’t care, which is what history suggests.
The former bodybuilder famously commuted over 700 miles per day via private jet during his two terms as Governor of California, all because he didn’t want to move from Los Angeles to Sacramento. He said his unreasonable commute was offset through purchasing carbon credits or some other lame excuse, but such blatant hypocrisy makes Arnold’s claim that oil companies are “knowingly killing people all over the world” a little hard to take seriously.
In addition to suing oil companies for “murder,” Schwarzenegger also argued for warning labels on vehicles:
“Every gas station on it, every car should have a warning label on it, every product that has fossil fuels should have a warning label on it.”
The same person who played a pregnant male scientist in Junior is now apparently putting on his consumer protection hat. But even that may not fit.
This is the guy whose extensive vehicle collection included a Mercedes Benz Unimog, H1 Hummer and M47 Patton tank that he used to smash cars. Don’t get us wrong, using a petroleum-based vehicle to smash things is super cool and all. But maybe he should have, you know, thought about his wasteful lifestyle before filing a lawsuit that could implicate himself.
Oh, also: Arnold publicly supported the Keystone XL pipeline. We’re sure that’s someone else’s fault, too.