'Your job is to race round aimlessly in a gas-guzzling land rocket': Lewis Hamilton is ridiculed after telling fans the 'only way to save the planet' is by going VEGAN... after making career of driving F1 cars and using private jet to zip across the globe
'Racing Driver Lewis Hamilton has been mocked for telling fans to go vegan to 'save the planet' despite his own gas-guzzling habits.
The 34-year-old, who is on the verge of winning a sixth Formula One world title, wrote about his concerns for the environment in three posts on Instagram yesterday.
But he immediately attracted mockery, with one Twitter user writing: 'It's hard to be taken serious about the climate when your job is to race aimlessly around in circles in a gas guzzling land rocket.'
Hamilton wrote in the posts: ‘Go vegan, it is the only way to truly save our planet today. It can be done so quickly, all you have to do is put your mind to it.
‘Honestly I feel like giving up on everything. Shut down completely. Why bother when the world is such a mess and people don’t seem to care. I’m going to take a moment away to gather my thoughts. Thank you to those of you who do give a damn about the world.’
The posts sparked accusations of hypocrisy from some Twitter users, with Alastair Russell writing: 'Lewis Hamilton urging people to go vegan to save the planet as he drives a massive-engined race car around the world.'
London Assembly Susan Hall wrote: 'Erm - if we all go vegan would that allow some to continue to motor race and fly around the world in private jets etc. if that is your thought process
'I would suggest you either keep quiet or sack your pr advisor. Very disappointed as am a huge fan of yours.'
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