Barnaby Joyce Is Getting Dragged For Suggesting Kmart Customers Don’t Care About Climate Change
Caring about the environment and enjoying the low, low prices of your local Kmart aren't mutually exclusive.
Former Nationals Leader and current sad man Barnaby Joyce has been ridiculed on social media after suggesting that people who shop at Kmart don’t care about climate change.
Joyce made the comment at a media conference in Canberra on Monday while talking about energy policy and the drought.
“The issue is this: people in the Kmart, people in the local pub, they don’t care about the Paris agreement,” Joyce insisted. “It means nothing to them. It has no purpose.”
“What matters to them is this: that they can be able to afford their power bills and they currently cannot,” he continued. “It’s not about power prices staying where they are. They are too high. They’ve got to go down.”
Now obviously when Joyce says people in the Kmart, he means regular folk, true blue Aussies like him, not those sneering lefties and their scientist mates who won’t shut up about making sure the planet remains… y’know… inhabitable.
But it turns out caring about the environment and enjoying the low, low prices of your local Kmart aren’t mutually exclusive. At least, not according to people on the internet, who were quick to take ol’ Barnaby to task.
Hey @Barnaby_Joyce I shop at @Kmart regularly & I sure as hell give a damn about the #ParisAgreement. The irony is you’re the elitist one, thinking working class people don’t care about the environment & pandering to the interests of multinationals. Your Gov is selling us all out
— Kon Karapanagiotidis (@Kon__K) August 13, 2018
Piss off @Barnaby_Joyce I was at Kmart yesterday and EVERYONE was talking about what a little dickhead you are and how little your govt does for climate change. “That rorter is such a lying tool, why is he still an MP” everyone said https://t.co/5mZjq0YHJO
— Melanie (@sydneygrrl) August 13, 2018
Barnaby Joyce: “People in the local Kmart don’t care about climate change…
“They care about the drought.”
Who’s going to tell him?
— Katie Horneshaw (@KatieElatey) August 13, 2018
Truly nothing makes me feel as carefree as stepping into Kmart https://t.co/C09uDzjbKT
— James Jeffrey (@James_Jeffrey) August 12, 2018
But where do people in Target sit? https://t.co/68gf1mTJUH
— Josh Taylor (@joshgnosis) August 12, 2018
Australian conservatism is where you believe that people who shop at Kmart don’t care about the future of the planet but they definitely believe that racial discrimination laws have gone too far
— ya fave μαλάκας (@mathaiaus) August 13, 2018
Also, according to its website, Kmart itself really cares about the environment. On it’s “Our Planet” page, Kmart talks about some of the steps it’s taking to reduce its environmental footprint, including phasing out plastic, reducing waste and using ethically sourced cocoa.
Then there’s this: “By December 2020, we will reduce average store energy use (and therefore greenhouse gas emissions) by at least 20%.”
Kmart 1. Barnaby 0.