Aww, poor little rich boy Ian Somerhalder. Give up your cars, plebs, so actor Ian Somerhalder can enjoy the day from his swanky L.A. windows. Perhaps that was one of his suggestions at his secret “green energy” meeting with President Obama last year?

And in a staggering lack of self-awareness, the actor tweeted this recently:

And this:

This, too:

Oh, the hilarious hypocrisy! He wants to open his swanky windows and globe trot. Gas engines: Bad. Jet engines: Hunky-Dory!

Who will think of his globe trotting? Who?

Oh, the humanity. Will his struggles never end?


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  • Jimni27

    Oh crap Twitchy, I can’t quit Ian Somerhalder too. I just can’t, lol.

    • $4356589

      Then don’t. You don’t have to let an amateur “media” outlet dictate your life, you know. I know it’s hard to be a conservative and a free thinker, but you could at least try it out…who knows, you might like it.

      • journogal

        As if liberals are free thinkers? You have to be kidding, right? By the way, what is amateur media, is that media not approved by the DNC? If Twitchy so amateur, why are you here?

      • r07a23c

        Nice, a pretty rude response to a lighthearted comment. Proud of yourself?

        • mike_in_kosovo

          He’s a Liberal – why did you expect something different?

        • $4356589

          Rude? Consider it an effort to save someone…

          • r07a23c

            Nice, a pretty rude response to a lighthearted comment. Proud of yourself?

          • VerminMcCann

            Rude, self-important, and full of it is no way to go through life.

          • Grumpa Grumpus

            I see your Progressive Messiah Complex, is showing —

            Sorry! I forgot: in your case it would more properly be an Obamassiah Complex

      • Gary Freeman

        I know it’s hard to be a liberal this day and age. Having to make it through life not knowing what to believe unless MSNBC or CNN tells you what to. Free thinkers? There is no such thing as a liberal free thinker.

        • Grumpa Grumpus

          Progressives have evolved beyond the need to be individual free-thinking sapient beings. Long ago they decided: “Let’s all be individuals — together!”

          Consequently, they all walk in lockstep, which is fine. Heavenly Father’s given all things Free Agency within their scope — and Progressives have theirs.

          Unfortunately they, like the fictional Borg from Star Trek, seek to force everyone else to mark in the same lockstep! That this tramples the other person’s Free Agency — in effect making them a slave — bothers the typical Progressive not-at-all.

          And “slavery”, or “enslavement isn’t hyperbole, but an accurate description of the end result. All Socialism — by design — have slavery as an end result.and final goal.

          Of course this will be denied: it is the way it has always been done. If any doubt the fact that Progressivism is The Slavery of Socialism in new clothes — look at their structure, operating methods and slogans.

          One of the foremost current favorites, “Victory by any means necessary!”, for example, was a hallmark of Lenin’s writings.

          Tired now. Cheers, everyone!

      • wwbdinct


      • Garth Haycock

        Where did you go to cut and paste this response? MSNBC? CNN? ABC? CBS? NBC? Huffington Post? MMFA? mediaite? Daily Beast?

      • jetch

        how is pointing out the obvious hypocrisy of this guy a case of the media dictating your life?? that just sounds dumb. you’re clearly not at the “free” thinker phase, but why don’t you just try thinking…

      • Jillane Kent

        A) You’re taking a light hearted comment far too seriously
        B) Where did this website suggest a boycott?
        C) You know nothing.

      • Jimni27

        I guess it’s hard for some people to tell when you’re joking. I’m an independent voter. Always was, always will be. And please, just for kicks, point me to one of your “professional” media outlets, lol.

      • J. Cox

        Says the groupthink mmfa/ofa troll

    • Garth Haycock

      It’s not that difficult. Just ask yourself this:

      Do you want to give up whoever that guy is or do you want to give up freedom?

      • Jimni27

        It isn’t that deep. I was kidding.

    • Miss Clairee

      Iansomerhalder……I think my neighbor caught that in the depths of the Amazon. It showed up as purulent ulcerations on his penis! I declined an invitation to look at his damaged genetalia, although his wife said she was being tested immediately. Unfortunately, there’s no cure……not even a vaccination, for the dreaded Iansomerhalder Syndrome. Get to work, CDC!

  • grais


    • wwbdinct

      That’s what I thought. Never heard of him. Look’s like a young Rob Lowe. Hopefully he’ll mellow with age like Lowe has.

      • grais

        Some sort of ‘actor’ or something…man-panties in a twist about the pollution he contributes to…I guess…or something.

        Inconsequential hypocrite imo.

        • jebjr

          I don’t know who this clown is either but, from the looks of it, his carbon footprint rivals that of Al Gore. Hypocrites, yes.

          • IBXNJ

            Ian, If you are so concerned about CO2 levels….DON’T EVER EXHALE!!!

    • Jeremy

      my reaction as well.

    • Brad

      Ian Somerhalder is an actor. If you don’t know who he is then why did you read this article?

      • grais

        What a sillyass question. The headline interested me. Should we only read articles about the hypocrisy of people whose name we recognize?

  • Tony Mareshie

    I had to use Bing to find out who this whiner/hypocrite is.

  • R.C.

    Put him on the next experimental solar air craft for all his flying pleasures. Then we can take him serious about our cars.

  • mickeyco

    At least he’s a whole lot prettier than Al Gore.

    • capsnap

      He has probably been bent over a lot more than algore, too.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Ian Who? Never heard of him…So what makes him such an “Expert” on Global Warming/Climate Change? Just asking… Jawamax 8<{D}

  • Cruz2016!!!

    Just your typical Hollywood liberal who continues to drink the kool aid and lose all brain function

  • Beth Lott

    I didn’t like Vampire Diaries anyway. All the actors have that unnatural acne-commercial-clean thing going on. V. off-putting.

    • Lady 12

      Was he in Vampire Diaries? Then I REALLY don’t like him!

      • Beth Lott

        Yeah, he’s the “bad” vampire brother. Not Stefan…whatever. I watched three-ish episodes and was bored to tears, but this guy’s one of the main characters.

        • Lady 12

          Meh, all these “good vampires” are ruining literature/media.

          • Beth Lott

            I don’t know about that. Godric was pretty cool. 😛

          • Lady 12

            Edward cancels out Godric’s coolness.

          • Beth Lott

            Edward does not count and therefore cancels nothing.

            *nerd fight!*

          • Lady 12

            The first Twilight book came out in 2005. It practically created the sparkly nice vampire genre. Therefore, Edward counts.

            *love nerd fights!*

            There is one series of books that include good vampires that aren’t completely lame, called The Dresden Files. Other than that, the vampire genre is ruined by Twilight. And this Somerhakder idiot isn’t helping much more than Edward did.

          • yacope

            Harry Dresden ROCKS…can’t wait for the next book.

            And yes this series is totally for the nerd at heart. For those that don’t know Harry is a supernatural detective and a WIZARD and his sidekick is a spirit inside a skull. :) Books are written by Jim Butcher.

          • Lady 12

            Best books on the planet! Btw, you can tell what fantasy books Butcher has read by reading Harry Dresden. It’s not just LOTR. Any idea when the next one is coming out? I want to find out what’s living inside Harry, and what’s going to happen to Molly!

          • yacope

            not a clue but I hope soon. It’s always a treat when I walk into my bookstore and there’s a new Dresden Files book :)

          • Lady 12

            I can’t go into bookstores, I always walk out poorer. I also can’t go on Amazon.

          • yacope

            not a clue when a new one comes out. It’s quite the treat when I walk into the bookstore and find a new one. If you haven’t read his Furies of Calderon series give it a try, they are very good

          • Lady 12

            I think I have those at home somewhere… Remind me, is that the Codex Alera stuff?

          • yacope


          • mdtljt

            The short-lived TV series was my intro to Harry Dresden…loved it!! Too bad it wasn’t given a chance….that & Brimstone from the late 90s…

          • yacope

            unfortunately they changed Bob into a man spirit. I love Bob the skull and all his quirkyness, they also changed the car he drove. BUT It was a good series and I gave a CD set of it to my dad and have never been able to buy one for myself. oh well

          • Lady 12

            What?! They can’t change Bob! Bob is… Bob.

          • yacope

            I know…when I saw an actor playing Bob I almost fell out of my chair…smh…Imagining Bob among his erotic novel collection and possessing Mister the cat is just hilarious..

          • Beth Lott

            The first book in the Southern Vampire Mysteries (the series on which True Blood is based) came out in 2001. Long before any sparkly nonsense, and therefore utterly trumps any Culleny anything, maintaining Godric’s awesome. …Unfortunately, the people behind True Blood are just about as left-wingy-psycho as it is possible to be, so I’m afraid your point about Sommerwhatshisface is a fair one. *grumble*

            I haven’t read the Desden Files, though. But I have been casting about for a new book, and it sounds like I just found it. Thanks!

          • Lady 12

            Let me warn you about the Dresden Files: they are a danger to your health. You may fall out of your chair from laughing. That guy can use humor like nobody else can.

            I did not realize True Blood was based on a book – moreover, a book I’ve never heard of, so I can’t comment on it more. Sadly, the world of fantasy writers/creators is a very liberal world for the most part. I speak from insider experience.

            Speaking of which, if you’re looking for a new book, you can check out my books! I’ll even sign them for you!

          • Ben Bollman

            especially the sparkly ones

  • Michelle

    Oh, the poor dear. Has no one told him he’s welcome to take his ass back to Louisiana? His tweet is curious – I can’t think of an affluent neighborhood in LA (or even not so affluent) where exhaust fumes flow into the windows of your home. In fact, long ago I lived in a condo directly next to the 101 freeway (one of the busiest in LA), my windows were literally 100 yds. from the freeway, NEVER smelled exhaust in my home. But I don’t think he’s talking about the windows at his home, he mentions window, singular. That tells me he’s in his car and on the freeway, perhaps stuck in traffic. He’s in his car tweeting about giving up gas so he can open his car window. Fascinating.

    • Spatial Awareness

      O.O ==> 100 yards from the 101??? Yikes!

      • Michelle

        It was actually less than that, my condo bordered the on ramp. I’m pretty sure that if I never smelled exhaust in my place with the windows open (and this was BEFORE our very strict pollution laws), I know for damn sure where ever this knucklehead lives, he’s not smelling exhaust in his damn house. He sent that tweet from his car. Hypocrite.

    • Garth Haycock

      100 yards inland or toward the coast?

      • Michelle

        In the valley @ the 101 and White Oak. There goes your theory.

        • Garth Haycock

          It was worth the try, ya know?

          • Michelle

            :-) Absolutely! And did ya like how I unraveled your theory before you even laid it out because I saw where you were headed?

          • Garth Haycock

            It was a brilliant strategy on your part. I’m adult enough to acknowledge when I’ve been defeated. Well done.


    • jetch

      haha michelle, I think you nailed it! that’s quite the sleuthing you did! I was totally thinking he was talking about the windows in his home, but now I think you’re right.

      • Michelle

        I could be wrong about that, but think about it – when referring to your home, do you say, “I can’t open my window”? When folks are talking about opening windows in their home, it’s plural. When a person is talking about a window in a car, it’s singular because they usually lower just the window nearest them. My bet is on he was in his car because as bad as the air in LA can be at times, exhaust fumes flowing into someone’s home is simply unheard of. I’ve lived directly next to an extremely busy freeway in LA, never smelled exhaust. So, he’s a total dipwad tweeting about eliminating gas while driving in his car.

    • BeeKaaay

      I don’t think Louisiana wants him back :)

      • Guest

        Bless you!

    • Clayton Grant

      Probably driving his Fisker.

    • Krithika Siddharth

      Well he is known for driving only electric cars…

  • Right Wired

    What a tool.

    • Brad

      He doesn’t have a million dollar mansion. You’re the idiot here.

      • Right Wired

        Oh! You really got me now, didn’t ya!? Wow. I’m totally flummoxed. Time to delete everything. Damn.

  • unknown

    To quote Major Hochstetter…”Who is this man?”

    • IanIsSunshine

      Do you make a habit of reading about people you don’t know…or do you have a lot of spare time?

  • Garth Haycock

    I’ve got a better idea, whoever you are:

    Keep your windows closed so you won’t contaminate the air with whatever airborne pathogens are in your house.

  • LegalizeShemp

    Give up your 25 mpg cars so I can gallop around the globe in my 3 mpg jet !!

  • Lotte Lenya

    Who is this guy?

    • Lynn

      He plays a vampire on t.v., and a diva in real life.

  • froggy19510

    Those tweets tell more than he wants us to know.

    Beautiful LA. Beautiful New York, Beautiful Barclona, Beautiful Amsterdam.

    The adjective beautiful would indicate no pollution.
    How did he get to those places on a solar powered airplane?
    Me thinks there is something that he doesn’t want us to know.

  • BlahBlah

    Or… He can just move to North Dakota yes?

    • Mr. Saturn

      Like we’d want the dope.

    • Steve_J

      Not a bad idea. Put him on a bicyle and send him up Hwy 85.

  • tops116

    Great, another D-lister on Twitter mouthing off as if he’s an A-lister. If he’s gotta a problem with cars, maybe he should lead by example and travel by bus or just walk.

    • IanIsSunshine

      And I suppose you are a famous rocket scientist?or a famous A-lister ?

      • toddm123

        This guy is ONLY an actor, and definitely NOT a rocket scientist.


    He should walk there. No vehicles. Just walking. If he gets injured, he should walk to the hospital. No ambulances.

    Also he should swim across the oceans. No boats allowed.

    • TexSizzle

      I’m willing to allow him a vehicle, as long as he powers it. How about a tricycle?

    • yacope

      as I stated in another post maybe he and his green globe trotting friends should start traveling around the world in sailboats…we can only dream they’d be stuck without wind and tweeter in the middle of the Atlantic…

  • oneword

    who is he?

    • IanIsSunshine

      you dont know him?why are u reading this?or are u living not your modernized world of worshiped fuel,energy and technology that you can’t google two seconds instead of wasting 10 minutes of your life reading and commenting on an article about someone u don’t know?get a life

      • oneword

        Wow, Did I hit a “I love mediocre actors” nerve? easy buddy. No need to defend Hollywood liberals so seriously, he Doesn’t give a flying F about you.

        • toddm123

          Chris Crocker’s got a new love. And Chris changed his name to Isha.

  • Marvin Nelson

    Who the hell is this guy? Never heard of him.

    • IanIsSunshine

      if u dont know him go read about someone you know..or do u always get interested in reading about who u don’t know and what the crap they talk about if u consider ir crap?

    • toddm123

      I haven’t heard of him either. But he’s Isha’s flavor of the moment. Stop picking on this gem of a human being or Isha’s going to cry.

  • L.N. Smithee

    How old is this dolt? He wasn’t even alive when Los Angeles was choking on its own smog on a daily basis. Unleaded gas and other clean-air strategies enforced in the 1970’s and ’80s helped relieve that, but as we’ve seen so many times when it comes to government, when a problem is on its way to being solved, they’ve got to keep the money flowing by keeping the problems growing.

    I was in blissful ignorance of this clown until minutes ago. I see he’s on one of those hot, sexy vampire shows. Yawwwwwn. I didn’t think the genre could’ve gotten any dumber than Buffy, but it has.

    • Mark81150

      Every green thinks the planet has never been worse than now… and only THEY have all the solutions.. Nixon did more to clean up polution than they ever will.. and they wouldn’t admit it at gunpoint..

      I can remember when the Great Lakes caught on fire in the 70’s on a small part of Lake Michigan.. but they don’t.. so it was NEVER this bad..

  • BeeKaaay

    Gee, I wonder if this rich boy is a leftwingwacko.

  • perdogg

    Who is this guy?

    • Ummah Gummah


      Seems like he figured out one way to get his name out there. Namely by exposing himself as a complete moron.

      But then you don’t need a lot of intelligence to be an actor. In fact, the opposite is probably better.

      That and all the libs who love and follow Hollywoods are even bigger morons so this may just land him a job from some nerdy casting director whose attention he may have caught.


    • IanIsSunshine

      if u don’t know him go read another article

      • toddm123

        Do you have a poster of him over your bed? Sounds like you’re in love with him. I know we shouldn’t pick on such a wonderful person. But he’s ONLY an actor with what qualifications to tell us how we should live? NONE!

  • Zathras11 @B5

    He is clearly out of touch with reality.

  • Mark81150

    Guess he got some blow back..


    ian somerhalderVerified account
    [email protected]

    Packing-back to Europe
    soon.Its crazy those giant gas-guzzling things we hurl ourselves through
    the air in arent powered by more bio fuels
    Po little boy, but at least he feels GUILTY about telling us to do as he says, not as he does..


    • yacope

      he’s not educated enough to realize that no other fuel would be able to fly him, his peeps and all his nice luggage around the world…Maybe he should start a trend and travel through sail boat…we could only hope to have him sailing and be-calmed without tweeter in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean LOL

      • yacope

        BTW I don’t know who this guy is ahahahaha

        • Ummah Gummah


          Never heard of him either. Maybe an East Coast rich kid trying to be an actor on Daddy’s dime?


      • yacope

        Anyone taking bets on who down voted me for offering a green alternative to flying around the globe to promote himself in vampire conventions?

        I’m pretty sure is “why are you wasting your time reading about someone you don’t know” Isha.

        Ah, the lofty self promotion goals of the hollywood crowd defended by the readers of People…I just love the hypocrisy of it all.

        • yacope

          thanks for proving my point lol

  • Justin Mars

    I don’t know who this moron is, nor do I care to know. He’ll probably end up dead in a few years from a drug overdose. That’s generally what happens to the losers in Hollywood. Its either that or he will end up on one of those VH1 specials “Where are they now?” They will film him dumpster diving for some old Mcdonalds.

  • traffic_robot

    I’m hard pressed to listen to the expert opinion of a grown man who needs a haircut and looks like he spends far too much time shaping his eyebrows.

  • IanIsSunshine

    Ian was not globe trotting to have fun..he was doing his job on his TV show..he had to attend the Vampire Diaries conventions in these countries..he was not flying for fun,by merely advocating for green energy you don’t become a hypocrite..these extravagant use of fuel has led to so much harm in this world&so many adverse effects on the environment,by poking fun at Ian&his tweets you’re not helping the world…And your article is not clever,not even funny..typical tactless meaningless article

    • yacope

      Because attending vampire conventions is such a lofty job. Flying all over the world while whining about green energy might be the most hypocritical thing I’ve ever heard of. He can do that stuff “sitting in his living room with the marvels of technology” by telecommuting and have nicer air to breathe when he opens his [car] window…you will need to readjust your meds soon

    • toddm123

      Are you Ian’s Chris Crocker? Sounds like you’re about to cry for picking on such a wonderful, cuddly ACTOR!!! He’s nothing but an ACTOR! He preaches green energy but most likely has no clue what he is talking about other than what he hears in his meetings with other actors at the local coffee house. Cry me a river Chris,err, I mean Isha.

  • IanIsSunshine

    By sitting on your asses in a room and writing foolish articles and getting doesn’t help much…instead eating,sitting in a room and then dying to decay off after living off the marvels of technology,talking about the environment,helping in your own way with words,compassion and donations is something everyone can work on ,be it Ian somerhalder or just save your energy on something else rather than poke fun at someone who in his own limited capacity is reaching out to help in anyway he can..and don’t expect him to go and live in a cave while he does that,if you can’t help by contributing positive thoughts and words..just get cynical in the privacy of your toilet,by publicly making fun of celebrities you’re not going to achieve anything&Ian Somerhalder is going to be least affected by your ravings..He’ll do what he wishes to do,in his own way..And we’ll support him because being cynical &making fun of people is surely not going to help people or the world at large..

  • $472942

    Who is this little maggot?

  • Amy Wight

    Are you guys actually serious?… Admittedly, yes Ian Somerhalder doesn’t look good in this light, but the good that he ‘has’ done and ‘continues’ to do for this world is greatly significant. He is probably only one of few celebs who actually do something positive for the environment, and uses his power and fame to preach what he strives to achieve as an environmental activist. Look up his foundation (The IS Foundation). I’m not sure many of us can say we do such things for the environment?

  • Sherry Hearn

    What a bunch of childish haters…, I guess we should just throw our hands up in the air and forget about all we can do to reduce our carbon foot print, all because planes continue to fly… Seriously!! LOL

  • Linda Anderson
  • Jackie Evans

    Give the guy a break, he’s just doing his best! If we all did a little bit more to be consciencious about this planet we live on then we COULD make a difference!!!!!

  • ClarkFL

    Glad his dumbass character was killed off early on in the show LOST. He was one of the first of the main cast to die off. Totally see why now.

  • Mike Peterson

    Keep your windows closed, so we don’t have to smell your BS.

  • Rachelle

    Oh wait! What was that? Oh yeah! It´s the sound of the envy in your words. Please, he´s not saying anything stupid, LA (as a lot of cities on the world) has this contaminated air. Air fresh on the city? I don´t thinks so. And what about this? “Poor little rich boy”, seriously? It´s necessary to insult someone to make a news? That´s your kind of journalism? And what happen with all you? These persons that are insulting him free just because he give his opinion about something (that IS real), that´s the kind of humanity that we are? people that don´t respect opinions of others and just know insult to answer it? Really? Ian Somerhalder is a person very involved in these things he´s not that kind of famous people who just talk “oh!we should do this to protect our environment?” NO, Ian doesn´t talk, Ian make it! His Foundation is one of the most incredible “companies” that are fighting for having, for achieve a change in the world. You don´t want a better world? Don´t want your childrens growing up in a beautiful nature? Eating the most healthy food? Breathing an air which doesn´t make him sicken? Don´t you want that for the next generation? Or your friends? Your family? Yourself? No? So, I think you are a bad person, a bad human, without compassion and solidarity for others, and you know what? Shame on you! On your actions. On your words. And I feel sorry for you, for being a person so empty and selfish. #ComeOnIan! #ISupportIanSomerhalder

  • sophiethefairy

    Wow, seriously? Obviously Ian HAS to use planes all the time, how else is he meant to do his job!? It doesn’t make him a hypocrite! There’s no quick green alternative when it comes to flying unfortunately. Whoever wrote this ‘article’ clearly misinterpreted Ian’s tweets.

  • Ire

    Oh my… Are you serious? I can’t with some people’s egocentric shit… Someone insults your precious American air and you automatically hate him.

    I can’t believe that you are cool with living in one of most contaminated cities
    of the world… I really can’t.

    You should be writing an article demanding your politicians to do something about gas emissions in LA… But it’s easier insult a celebrity who is just trying to do the job you don’t dare to do.

    With that tweet he is not asking you to not use any gas… He is just trying to provoke a response on people so they don’t use the amount of gas that’s not necessary, wich is a lot.

    And guys, if you are going to pretend being journalists… at least you should make a bit of a research about what you’re writing. Because let me tell you that Ian Somerhalder is not one of those celebrities who has a million mansion… And you know why? Because he spends most of the money he earns in projects to improve the environment.

    But hey… keep barking from your house and don’t go out to try changing things. It would be too hard.

    PD. Sorry for grammar mistakes. English is not my first language.

  • Guest

    Everyone can thinks WHATEVER they want!!! So STOP this! He’s just caring for OUR world so please leave it….

    • yacope

      so he can say what he wants but we can’t? Free speech works both ways. Usually when famous people open their traps they get hit with some kind of reaction. If he’s too weak to be able to take it I would suggest he changes professions.

      Anyway do you really think he cares? Both about what we plebes say and what you say? He lives in his little hollywood cocoon he cares about you and me absolutely 0.

      • yacope

        AHAHAHAHA to the downvoters, hit a nerve didn’t I?

        News Flash: Hollywood actors care about one thing: the money you spend to watch their little projects. The don’t care about you or yours and only about what they think will make them look good in their fans eyes. Hypocrites one and all that live in huge carbon footprint homes and own sports cars but preach about green energy. LOL, yes the “mean” it because it gives them good publicity with their followers.

        They need to shut up and act.

        BTW I bet I do MORE for the environment in one hour of MY life than they do in one whole week of theirs…

  • Jennifer

    This dude is way too hot to hate. He gets my save.

  • MC12

    He actually never said “give up your cars”. Geez….why do you always have to act like a 5-year-old? Calling him a poor little rich boy makes you look really childish and petty.

  • James McEnanly

    Every time I hear one of these ‘celebrities’ going on about the environment my first thought is always,”Who?” I have never heard of half of these people.