Joaquin Phoenix Was Arrested During A Climate March Last Week

The police have arrested the Joker, but for real.

Joaquin Phoenix was arrested by police on Friday, January 10, IndieWire reported, during the traditional Friday climate walk organized by Jane Fonda. The actor and about 100 others were reportedly stopped on the steps of the Capitol in Washington DC after he gave a speech explaining his participation in the movement. 

While the activist explained that he "sometimes has to fly planes," one of the most polluting means of transportation, he chose to improve his eating habits in return, moving forward:

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"Sometimes we wonder what can we do in this fight against climate change, and there is something that you can do today and tomorrow, by making a choice about what you consume."

At these Fire Drill Fridays, several celebrities had already been asked, like Jane Fonda, Ted Danson, Diane Lane or Rosanna Arquette. As for Joaquin Phoenix, he would have been quickly released, according to the Daily Mail.

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At the 2020 Golden Globes, when he received his Best Actor Award for his performance in Joker, he also gave a speech about his ecological commitments, while pointing out Hollywood and its hypocrisy :

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During this speech, the actor also distinguished himself by explaining that he would wear the same costume during the award season, where his colleagues strut around in single-use dresses and suits, thus denouncing this logic of over-consumption.

Joaquin Phoenix seems to be following in the footsteps of Leonardo DiCaprio, who has repeatedly shown his concern about the evolution of our world. In addition to his documentary Before the Flood, the actor supports many ecological associations and tries to act on his own scale to save the planet. After releasing 5 million dollars to help the Amazon when it was destroyed by fire this summer, Leonardo Dicaprio has just given 3 million dollars to help Australia repair the damage caused by the fires that are decimating its flora and fauna.

By Lucille Bion, published on 13/01/2020

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