Kevin Hart, Sylvester Stallone, And Kim Kardashian Are Among California Residents Cited As Water Violators
California is enduring an unbearable heatwave, and water has become a scarce resource. Well, unless you’re rich and don’t really care about the environment. We already know there are certain folks who take their private jets for quick, unnecessary flights, and they’re being labeled as “climate criminals.” However, there are a few more celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Kevin Hart, Sylvester Stallone, and others who have recently been cited as some of the worse water wasters in all of La La Land.
According to The Los Angeles Times, a few mega-rich celebs are wasting water at an alarming rate. The Times got a hold of documents detailing 2,000 customers under the Las Virgenes Municipal Water District (that services the San Fernando Valley including Hidden Hills and Calabasas) who were given “notices of exceedance” in the months of May and June. The notices let the water wasters know that they used “150% of the monthly [water] budgets at least four times since the agency declared a drought emergency at the end of last year.” Sylvester Stallone is on the list for excess water usage reaching 230,000 gallons. But Sly’s lawyer Marty Singer issued a statement as to why his water levels have been so high and what they’re doing to rectify the situation.
“They have more than 500 mature trees on the property, including innumerable fruit trees as well as pine trees,” the statement read. “Absent adequate watering, in all likelihood they would die. That could result in dead or damaged trees falling on my client’s property or neighboring properties.”
The statement continued: “My client has been addressing the situation responsibly and proactively. They have let grasses die, and other areas are watered by a drip irrigation system. They also notified the city regarding the mature trees, and are awaiting an inspection and further instruction from the city about how to proceed. I am confident that all of the larger properties in the area have similar issues. I therefore trust that my client will not be unfairly singled out in the story because he is a famous person.”
Oh, Marty, no one would care if they weren’t famous. Also, Kim and Kourtney Kardashian are using a whopping 333,000 excess gallons between the two of them, which probably still isn’t enough water to remove their pounds of makeup and weave glue. And as far as Kevin Hart is concerned, his excess usage is at 117,000 gallons. But honestly, how much does it take to fill up a bird bath because Kevin doesn’t really need that much water to bathe, does he? Well, two people who apparently need tons of water are tree-sized NBA legend Dwyane Wade and his ageless wife Gabrielle Union, who came in at 90,000 gallons in June, which was an improvement from the 489,000 gallon excess they accrued in May. Though they have an excuse for why they’ve been using so much water.
Wade and his wife…attributed the excess use at their property to a problem with their pool. In a statement, the couple said they have “taken drastic steps to reduce water usage in accordance with the new city guidelines and have since we moved into our home.”
“We have been doing everything we can to rectify the situation and will continue to go to extensive lengths to resolve the issue,” the statement said. “We have replaced all parts of our pool system that [have] to do with water flow and leakage in addition to converting to synthetic grass and drought tolerant plants to reduce our water usage. We will continue to work with the city and the water distribution company to make sure this isn’t an issue moving forward.”
I honestly think they’re all collectively running some type of off-the-grid water park in the neighborhood because there’s no way they should be using all of this damn water. Or maybe they’re having epic adult Slip-N-Slide parties. Either way, please stop before the Earth bursts into flames.