Where Lil’ Dicky’s Earth Missed the Mark

I want to start this post off by stressing that this isn’t meant to be an attack on Lil Dicky, or anyone who tries to make a difference. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend watching this awesome song & video that premiered on April 18th. Lil Dicky created this with the collaboration of 30 artists, including A-List celebrities like; Justin Beiber, Rhianna, Arianna Grande, Ed Sheeran & Leonardo DiCaprio.

The video:

An Amazing Message & Purpose

Don’t get me wrong, I am thrilled to see such a mainstream collaboration put together all in the name of saving our planet. The message is amazing. We as a society, are destroying our slowly and consistently destroying the planet. Our lives heavily revolve around consumption, with little regard to what the consequences of that consumption are.

The video was also funded by the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, an organization founded & dedicated to “the protection and well-being of all Earth’s inhabitants.”

“Through collaborative partnerships, [they] support innovative projects that protect vulnerable wildlife from extinction, while restoring balance to threatened ecosystems and communities.”

Where the Song, Missed the Mark

“I’m a cow, you drink milk from my tit,” & “eat a lot of tuna fish”

While I really don’t want to take away from the many positive aspects of this song/project, the references that contributed to the already prevalent culture norm of meat and dairy consumption should be addressed. The issue is, when you are discussing climate change & promoting awareness, it is dangerous to minimize the largest contributor to it.

While unnecessarily driving two block and using plastic disposable straws poses harm to the environment, it’s a fraction (and distraction) from the strongest destructive force also present today-animal agriculture.

I mean, if you really want to save the fish, you wouldn’t just avoid straws, you would also avoid eating the fish themselves. And if you really want to reduce your impact on the planet, you wouldn’t support industrialized animal agriculture. The impact animal agriculture has on the environment far outweighs other contributors to climate change, by a significant amount. Global animal agriculture actually accounts for an approximate 51% of greenhouse gas emissions. You can check out my “Go Vegan-For the Planet” section for a more in-depth piece on how animal agriculture is destroying our home through; air pollution, Oceanic destruction, pollution, land & water usage.

Until Next time, Strive to Thrive!

Aidan Morgan

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