Benedict Cumberbatch, Riz Ahmed, Jude Law, and Mel B have joined a long list of celebs who have signed an open letter backing Extinction Rebellion.
The climate activist group shared the letter on their website, with the post beginning: “Dear journalists who have called us hypocrites, you’re right.”
The letter comes as protesters caused chaos in London, U.K., by jumping on top of subway carriages while calling for action.
Cumberbatch has been criticized recently for being a brand ambassador for carmaker MG in India, however, the stars insisted in the letter: “We live high-carbon lives and the industries that we are part of have huge carbon footprints.
“Like you – and everyone else – we are stuck in this fossil-fuel economy and without systemic change, our lifestyles will keep on causing climate and ecological harm.
“The stories that you write calling us climate hypocrites will not silence us.
“The media exists to tell the public the truth. Right now there has never been a more urgent need for you to educate yourselves on the CEE (Climate and Ecological Emergency) and to use your voices to reach new audiences with the truth.
“We invite all people with platforms and profiles to join us and move beyond fear, to use your voices fearlessly to amplify the real story.”
“Thousands of ordinary people are risking their freedom by taking part in non-violent civil disobedience. We’ve been inspired by their courage to speak out and join them. We beg you to do the same.”
To read the full letter click here.