Greenpeace has accused Kim Kardashian of using the climate crisis as a “punchline” to promote her “nipple bra”.
The environmental charity has criticised Kardashian after she released a video to promote her new lingerie item, which is part of her Skims clothing line.
In the promo, the 43-year-old says: “The sea levels are rising. The ice sheets are shrinking.
“I’m not a scientist, but I do believe everyone can use their skill set to do their part.
“That’s why I’m introducing a brand new bra with a built in nipple, so no matter how hot it is, you’ll always look cold.”
Skims says it is donating 10% of proceeds from the sales of the bra to 1% For The Planet – an international organisation whose members contribute at least 1% of their annual revenue to environmental causes.
But the product has attracted criticism from Greenpeace, which has accused Kardashian of making “a mockery of the climate crisis“.
In an Instagram post, entitled “Greenwashing explained – climate activists vs Kim Kardashian”, the charity said the reality star was “co-opting the language of climate activists to promote a plastic product made from petrochemicals”.
It described the advert as an “obvious case of greenwashing”, alleging the product is marketed to appear more eco-friendly than it actually is.
Greenpeace said: “We need more climate conversations in the mainstream.
“But using melting glaciers and rising sea levels as a punchline to improve your profit margins makes a mockery of an issue that is devastating millions of lives.
“We desperately need global icons like Kim Kardashian to champion the fight against climate change.
“Sadly that isn’t what’s happening here.”
The advert “perpetuates the harmful profit-driven system accelerating the climate crisis,” Greenpeace said.
The charity also claimed the ad diverts attention from more “more impactful actions”, such as the proposed UN Global Plastics Treaty.
This week, negotiators from across the globe gathered in Kenya’s capital Nairobi for talks to establish the landmark international treaty to combat plastic pollution.
The devastating impact of plastic pollution on ecosystems, climate, the economy and health costs up to $600bn (£482bn) every year, according to the UN.
Plastics production is expected to double in the next 20 years if no action is taken, it added.
Sky News has contacted Skims for further comment.
New York stabbing: Knifeman kills four members of his extended family, including two children, police say
Four people, including two children, have been killed by a relative in New York, according to police.
Those stabbed to death included a 12-year-old boy, an 11-year-old girl, a 44-year-old woman and a man in his 30s.
Officers were called to reports of an incident in the city’s Queens borough after a girl said “her cousin is killing her family members”.
The 11-year-old was found in front of the house and the other three were found inside bedrooms, police added.
A fifth person, a 61-year-old woman, is in a critical condition in hospital after suffering from multiple stab wounds.
Suspect Courtney Gordon, 38, was shot dead by police.
The two officers who responded to the scene on Sunday morning were also stabbed, police said.
Jeffrey Maddrey, NYPD chief of patrol, said one officer was struck in the neck and the other in the face.
The two officers were taken to hospital and are expected to recover.
“The weapon that was used to injure the officers was a typical kitchen steak knife,” Mr Maddrey told a press conference on Saturday.
He said it is unknown at this stage if it was the same weapon used against the other victims.
Mr Maddrey said additional offers sent to the scene were not able to enter the home immediately because there was a fire inside the living room.
It is believed Gordon had been visiting the family at their home in the Far Rockaway neighbourhood.
“This scene was chaos. Multiple victims, a house on fire, and a mad man on a rampage, on a mission,” Patrick Hendry, the head of the New York Police Department’s police union, said.
“The skill that this police officer had shooting and stopping the threat after he was being stabbed. Unbelievable skill,” he said.
Rock legends Kiss ‘immortalised’ as digital superhero-style avatars
US rock band Kiss will live on as superhero-style digital avatars after playing their final live gig in New York.
Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Eric Singer and Tommy Thayer, performed on Saturday night in the city’s Madison Square Garden, before leaving the stage to reveal their new digital alter egos.
Named Demon, the Starchild, Catman, and Spaceman, the holographic stars have been created with motion capture technology by Industrial Light & Magic.
Kiss frontman Stanley said the avatars – complete with the band’s iconic makeup – would “see Kiss immortalised”.
“What we’ve accomplished has been amazing,” he said.
“But it’s not enough. The band deserves to live on because the band is bigger than we are.”
Virtual Kiss’s first performance upon their unveiling was God Gave Rock And Roll To You.
‘Places we’ve never dreamed of’
The avatars will now be available for live shows around the world and in digital online settings, which some people collectively refer to as the metaverse.
Kiss bassist Simmons said the band will go to “places we’ve never dreamed of before”.
In the 50 years since they were formed in 1973, they have been on more than 30 tours, sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, and been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Inflatable Santa Claus gunned down in Kentucky drive-by shooting
A giant blow-up Santa has been gunned down in a drive-by shooting in the US – with the deflating deed captured on video.
The unfestive act carried out in Lexington, Kentucky, left a gaping 46cm (18in) hole in the Father Christmas and raised concerns other similar inflatable decorations could be targeted by the trigger-happy yobs, putting people in danger.
The Santa Claus, which had pride of place in a couple’s front garden, had been brought just days earlier for $200.
But it is hoped with the help of thimble-fingered neighbours that this St Nicholas could be stitched up and rise again, providing some much-needed yuletide cheer.
Homeowner Donald Nelson said: “Me and my wife were sitting on the couch watching TV and we heard a small bang or whatever and she asked me to take a look.
“When I looked out the front door, we saw the inflatable had fallen over.”
But it was only when he reviewed his CCTV footage the reality of what happened was brought home.
Mr Nelson said: “I went back and looked at our home security camera and it actually showed a vehicle turn around in the court and a sound that sounded like a firearm, shoot it.
“As soon as that noise went off, the inflatable fell down.”
He added: “I mean, there’s multiple neighbours that have inflatables too and I mean certainly they could be targeted also.
“If they’ve done one, they’ll probably do several.
“Hopefully people will have Ring cameras, security cameras, that will catch a licence plate or give us a better description of who’s doing this.”
Mr Nelson went on: “We’ve got some neighbours that can sew and have promised their services to help get him up and going again… I just beg people to check and see what your kids are doing.
“I hope this doesn’t happen to anyone else.
“We don’t want anyone to get hurt. It’s not a cute, fun thing.
“This is, you know, you’re discharging a firearm at someone’s home.”
NBC affiliate Lex 18 reported that Mr Nelson filed a police report but hadn’t had any updates as of Saturday.
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