Jazz star Rudy Gobert laments people caring more about Spider-Man than Amazon rainforest
People being more worried about Spider Man than they are about the largest rainforest in the world makes you realize a lot of things about where we are as a society.
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) August 21, 2019
According to reports, the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil is burning at a record-breaking rate. There have been 72,000-plus fires recorded in the said country, with half of it coming from the largest rainforest in the world. Scientists have confirmed that if this continues, it could have a devastating impact on the world’s fight against climate change.
Yet for some reason, a lot of people seem to be more concerned about Spider-Man’s future after multiple outlets confirmed that Sony and Marvel have failed to reach an agreement on the said character — meaning he’ll be absent from the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the time being.
It’s hard to argue against Gobert’s point, as the survival of the Amazon rainforest is clearly more important than a fictional superhero.
What the Jazz star is trying to say, though, is that people should use their social media platforms to raise awareness about what’s happening in the environment right now. The catastrophic even in the Amazon rainforest is a serious issue that needs more attention, and it definitely needs our attention more than just the world’s favorite spider.