Brad Pitt has fired shots at U.S. President Donald Trump’s stance on climate change in a new comedy sketch. The 53-year-old American actor appeared on Tuesday’s debut episode of Comedy Central’s The Jim Jefferies Show. Pitt appeared in a short sketch as a dismal weatherman with the “latest” weather forecast.
Brad Pitt is well known for being an environmentalist and has previously stood up against climate change denial. The movie star’s TV cameo on Tuesday appeared to be a response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out of the Paris climate change agreement last week.
For his cameo, Pitt was introduced by comedian Jim Jefferies as a weatherman presenting the latest weather forecast, the Daily Mail reports. Jefferies started off, all jokes aside, with a reminder of what the segment was actually about.
“Of course, the world is still reeling from Trump withdrawing from the Paris Accord. And we wanted to address it one more time before we say goodnight.”
The 40-year old Australian then proceeded on to the comedy sketch, introducing Pitt’s character, the dismal weatherman.
“To help us understand climate change and what it means to the world, here’s our own Jim Jefferies show weatherman – how’s it looking out there, weatherman?”
Pitt appears, dressed in a classic-looking beige suit and a tie, standing in front of a weather map that appears to be dominated by the colors red and orange, indicating that the world is getting hotter by the day.
Pitt starts off, pointing towards the eastern hemisphere.
“So things are going to be getting warmer in this area here…”
Then, pointing towards the western hemisphere, he continues, “…and this area here.”
Of course, the Fight Club actor was trying to imply that climate change affects us all irrespective of where we live. Following this report, Jim Jefferies prompts another question to his weatherman asking about future forecasts.
To this, Brad Pitt dismally responds, “There is no future.”
Brad Pitt has made it perfectly clear in the past that he is extremely passionate about the environment and saving it for our future generations. Along with ex-wife Angelina Jolie, Pitt has contributed a lot for the cause in the past. And Pitt isn’t alone among fellow movie stars in addressing climate change. Superstars such as Leonardo DiCaprio and Arnold Schwarzenegger are among other celebrities supporting the cause.
And regarding President Donald Trump, who recently withdrew the United States from the Paris Agreement, Pitt has made it clear that he is not a fan. He openly supported Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton during her 2016 presidential campaign. Brad had shared his thoughts on Trump during an interview with T Magazine last September, where he had said that he just couldn’t picture Trump being in charge.
“In the simplest terms, what brings us together is good, and what separates us is bad… coming from Oklahoma, southern Missouri, which leans more toward a Trump voice, I try to understand it.”
Regarding Trump’s rise to power, he said, “We have this great line in ‘The Big Short,’ : When things are going wrong and we can’t find the reason for it, we just start creating enemies.”
Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement last week was met with widespread criticism from the international community as well as millions of Americans, including high-profile celebrities. Even North Korea, who are a part of the agreement, has criticized President Trump’s decision, calling it a selfish act that could have grave consequences for the international community’s efforts to protect the environment.
— Ben Stiller (@RedHourBen) May 31, 2017
— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) June 1, 2017
Am departing presidential councils. Climate change is real. Leaving Paris is not good for America or the world.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 1, 2017
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