One of the Just Stop Oil protestors who sparked fury today when she glued herself to John Constable’s priceless artwork The Hay Wain in the National Gallery has been branded an eco-hypocrite after it emerged she often flies off on exotic holidays and has racked up tens of thousands of air miles. MailOnline has more.
Student Hannah Hunt, 23, is the co-founder of Just Stop Oil whose social media pages are adorned with exotic holiday pictures from locations including Bali, Australia and the Canary Islands.
The aspiring psychologist has contributed to chaos across the country, after she was pictured gluing herself to roads, camping in the rafters of a major oil depot in Essex and today stuck pictures over John Constable’s The Hay Wain in London.
She and fellow student and musician Eben Lazarus, 22, first plastered over Constable’s masterpiece with pictures portraying an apocalyptic future, before they glued their hands to the frame as security stood on and watched.
The pair were quick to lecture the public on fossil fuels being a “death project” and warning of the “total collapse of society”, despite Ms. Hunt previously admitting she “impulse flew to the Canaries to escape chilly British weather”.
The former XR supporter even used the trips to bolster her environmental credentials, telling social media followers from Bali: “Can we look back in another 50 years and say we did everything to protect our pretty cool planet?”
If Ms. Hunt flew to every destination, she would have clocked up 49,404 air miles over five years and been responsible for the emissions of 13 tons of carbon dioxide.