Mccartney Furious Over Green Car Delivery

Musician SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY was reportedly enraged after his new eco-friendly car was delivered by jet.
The former Beatle was expecting his new $168,000 (GBP84,000) Lexus limousine to be delivered to his native Britain by ship, but was reportedly reeling in anger after the green car was jetted over from Japan.
Transporting the car by air meant the delivery created a carbon-footprint nearly 100 times larger than if it was shipped to the U.K. - and MCCartney was fuming about the manufacturer's actions.
A source tells Britain's Daily Mail newspaper, "It defies sense. Paul was offered a Lexus as a gift and ordered the hybrid limo because it helps to reduce emissions.
"But he was horrified after learning it was delivered by plane. Paul has always campaigned for green issues and he can't understand why anyone would send an enormous car from Japan to Britain on a plane."
A spokesperson for Swissport, which handled the transportation of the car, says, "We couldn't believe the hypocrisy of flying an environmentally friendly car in from Japan. Everyone was shocked."
The car is a gift to the musician from car manufacturer Lexus - who sponsored MCCartney's 2005 tour - for his long-standing support for environmentally-sound transport.


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The most irritating thing to me is that a man who could easily buy 12 of these cars would be given one for free.
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He was given this car because of their appreciation of his enormous talents and contributions also to his efforts to help the environment. Sure he has more than enough money, but he worked his way up the ladder of success to get to that place. He's also been through a lot of losses in his life, so, why not appreciate the man while he's still around?!!
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Having money doesnt mean that you cannot accept girts.
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Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Sir Paul and would give him anything he wanted if I had it to give, but I've never understood why so many vendors of every kind are always giving celebrities their wares for free - cars, designer clothes, vacation homes, etc.I know the manufacturers are hoping to sell more if the public sees one of their idols wearing or driving or eating or drinking what ever they're selling, and hoping devoted fans will do as their idols do. However, most everyone knows that the majority of celebrities' fans can't even come close to buying or owning whatever it is the entertainer is wearing, eating, drinking, or driving. I myself drive a Lexus - but the Lexus dealer didn't give it to me by any means - even after I let him know what a McCartney fan I am and have been since 1964! And believe me, Sir Paul could sure afford it ALOT more than I can - he gets his for free, and I have 3 yrs. of car payments!!
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