@Cary_Elwes | 241,337 followers
Message for climate protesters: artists are not responsible for global warming. If you want to draw attention to this issue go spray paint the corporate hq’s and factories that are the leading contributors to this crisis. That would help educate the public. This is mere vandalism
Climate activists from “Last Generation” have vandalised Gustav Klimt paining “Death and Life” at the Leopold Museum in Vienna, Austria. pic.twitter.com/FRhRk62Vu0

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In reply to @Cary_Elwes
They already do this and nobody covers it. What kind of protest is it if nobody pays attention? Nothing any of them have thrown at paintings is going to do any damage. They check this before they do it as they aren't seeking to vandalise
 
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You can't shame people into doing the right thing nearly as effectively as you can by leading them to follow you. These protestors gain no sympathy for their cause with their acts, because they're not viewed as righteous. Attacking a third party is terrorism, not protest.
 
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It's like being bullied at school so you go home and beat up your 4 year old little sister.
 
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Spraying the corpo HQs would be vandalism, too, but it would be more on-point than trying to destroy art from hundreds of years ago. pic.twitter.com/Fon5Af4m94
 
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I'm starting to lean towards the idea these "exhibition" protesters are pawns designed to turn public sentiment against climate change messaging. Greta managed to raise global awareness without attempting to damage cultural heritage artifacts.
 
Westley has spoken, great thread. Throw paint on a CEO, not a priceless piece of art, ding dongs. You look performative instead of drawing attention to your cause.
 
In reply to @Cary_Elwes
Agree, this doesn’t help their cause. Even those of us who support climate protests think this is disgusting and we are afraid people will be turned off to the cause by these actions.
 
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I love your work, but how many times have you tweeted about climate change before these protests? You tweeting about it is bringing attention to climate change which is the goal of these protests.
 
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Vandalizing a corporate headquarters doesn't get the attention of celebrities
 
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Bag Checks at all museum entries from now on searching for paint and tomato soup
 
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Spoiled, rich children acting out. Climate change is in the news all the time now; it’s a conversation already. This doesn’t increase that conversation in a positive way. What have they achieved? Possible damage to priceless art for nothing. That’s childish, stupid and selfish.
 
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I understand their anger and frustration, but not their actions. There's a disconnect happening here.
 
 
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Notice each of these paintings had been covered and sealed inside a protective box prior to the events and are completely protected.
 
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I'm all about climate change, but not through this stupidity.
 
 
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You think the public cares about a spray painted building? pic.twitter.com/Jgu9z6oWAZ
 
 
I’m a climate change believer.
I am disgusted by these actions.
Destroying someone’s art diminishes all of us.
Chain yourself to a corporate headquarters or pursue legal actions. Document malfeasance and publish.
Quit fuking up art and denying us our chance to interpret/enjoy it.
 
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You’re tweeting about it though. How often do you otherwise tweet about climate change?
 
Yes! These protesters are damaging the message! Infuriating! 🤬🤬🤬
 
In reply to @Cary_Elwes
I support these young people protesting however the heck they want! The older generation has left them with a world headed towards anarchy and extinction. FIGHT ON brave people!!
 
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You’ll find the majority of those are in China, India and Brasil. Before you go do this, you want to learn from Brittany Griners predicament… some of these foreign nations treat crime with actual consequences, so make sure you really believe in this before you enact change.
 
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I am not condoning vandalism, but if the climate collapses the art will be destroyed anyway. I think that is their main point, though, very shocking and destructive. But also, I believe oil companies had something to do with the funding of this event, which is why they chose.
 
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Hey, great way to win friends and influence people…
 
This. These dingbats mean well, but they are not furthering the cause one bit.
 
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Actually their acts of vandalism do the exact opposite of what they want. Turns public opinion against them and diminishes their message.
 
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Activists stop being fucking braindead challenge
 
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👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 YES 👏🏻 👏🏻👏🏻
 
 
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Stop ruining great art! I believe in your message but can’t stand behind what you are doing!
 
 
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Sooo go after the companies that provide an income for people to live off of All because of a crisis that doesn't exist
 
 
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Clearly you don’t ‘get’ art and what it’s for. Congratulations.
 
 
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100% correct. I am as progressive as one can be, yet this attitude pisses me off so much, I want to donate money to ExxonMobil. Being an asshole is NEVER the answer.
 
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Exactly. Destroying art that has nothing to do with the issue they’re trying to promote makes me less likely to give a shit about their cause.
 
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Agreed. They are just making themselves and the movement look bad
 
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I think both are vandalism legally speaking but I appreciate you sticking up for these masterpieces.
 
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They have been doing that shit for decades, it gets cleaned and never spoken of, this shit actually gets results. Art is important but the world is everything, the message is simple, and if you're prioritizing the art here, you're exactly who they are doing this for.
 
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The patrons should have beat the crap out of him.
 
Seriously! This is not the way. All it does is make *everyone* despise your actions and/or purpose. Stop feeding the narrative that environmentalists are deranged extremists.
 
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Can we please find out who is funding these people? Dollar to a doughnut the money comes from the fossil fuels industry and these people are useful idiots.
 
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s'Truth! When did vandalism ever change anything!?
 
 
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This is so cowardly. Should receive very long prison sentences. Priceless Art is owned by the World. It is not available to anyone for their specific beliefs. BTW nobody can just start murdering people in the streets to promote a position either.
 
 
 
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Just leave the protester glued to the painting over night with no chair to sit or chamber pot then.
 
It’s vandalism and it hurts rather than helps. Try public peaceful protests. They work better than vandalism of art or buildings.
 
THIS. Can't for the life of me comprehend what these vandals think they're accomplishing. How does destroying art help the environment?
 
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They want attention on their statement. Stop amplifying them. I agree with their sentiment but not with their methods.
 
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The audacity is sickening
 
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A man immolated himself on the SCOTUS steps in April. No one remembers. Art is more attention gathering than life. No Planet. No Art.
 
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& if they did, would anybody notice? Would it make the news? Would you or other amplifiers post about it? No. So there you go.
 
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Losers like this need imprisonment, and all the hard lessons that comes with it.
 
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The rich and their oil money buy paintings ?
 
In reply to @Cary_Elwes
Well said Cary, Well said..
 
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And artist are more passionate about climate change than most! So you’re targeting the wrong group
 
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They don't care about the climate, they care about attention.
 
Could not agree more!!!!!

Climate action IS necessary
Criminal behavior IS NOT.
🔥👇🏼
 
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Good I don’t know why these people think acting like hooligans and ruining peoples artwork helps save the climate.
 
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This makes me sick. So misguided and mean. How is a dead artist responsible for today's climate change? Insane.
 
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This accomplishes nothing
 
Guys. Guys. You’ve lost Westley. Take his advice.
 
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It's really so dumb. They don't care about these creations that artists spend their lives making and in most cases never live to see how successful they were in their work. Go throw paint on and in the building of Exxon, BP, Amazon, Chevron, Aramco, and other large entities. 🤬
 
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This is terrible. Lock him up.
 
THIS, you dumbshits. 🙄🤬
 
Respect to @Cary_Elwes for dropping a solid truth bomb on this. What a hopelessly misguided way to protest climate change. "Let's destroy something beautiful that speaks to humanity in order to protect the environment." What stupid logic.
 
Why are they don't protest near the russian oil office company Lukoil? It is on the next street
 
 
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i remember Saddam saying his missles were pointed in the wrong direction and Johnny Carsons echo that the missles were pointing at his ass pic.twitter.com/oyBXSh6p2C
 
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Yeah, I don't think they're succeeding in the court of popular opinion, which should be their goal.
 
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Arrest them and prison time.
 
In reply to @Cary_Elwes
Aren't these so-called "protesters" funded by the Getty heiress? So this is actually Big Oil besmirching real activists. And it's apparently working.
 
In reply to @Cary_Elwes
Perfectly stated Mr. Elwes!
 
There’s no power in what they’re doing, no message, bargaining, persuasion or purpose, except destruction. All they’re doing is spraying more shit paint around. True revolution requires intelligence, imagination, and a modicum of empathy for those who have to clean up the mess.
 
In reply to @Cary_Elwes
Or spray paint YOUR home for pushing climate fear porn and being ungrateful for all the benefits fossil fuels have brought to your life and all of society (just look around you -- you're surrounded by the benefits of fossil fuels).
 
 
 
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Left her/him/they in solitary gluefinement C'est domage
 
In reply to @Cary_Elwes
Way to alienate everyone.
 
 
In reply to @Cary_Elwes
They're not climate activist. They're attention whores.
 
Gotta disagree. It’s being talked about now. And that’s the whole point.
 
I love that painting.
This is not the way to draw attention to climate change.
 
 
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This is awful. It does nothing to help advance awareness of climate change except negatively. These vandals need to be arrested.
 
spray plant the CEOs and embassies of countries refusing to end emissions .
 
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