It’s not an ordinary routine in which someone gets to meet the head of Monsanto, therefore, Mark Ruffalo was aware and knew he had to take advantage of speaking up for millions when he addressed the company’s CEO, Hugh Grant.
Before a segment for the movie Spotlight with Mike Rezendes, Ruffalo was in the green room watching Grant on screen giving “slippery non-answer[s] to every question he was asked.”
On Monsanto – Ruffalo revealed that he was disgusted watching the “guy who is responsible for so much misery and sickness throughout the world slime his way through his interview.” This encouraged Ruffalo to tell Grant the following when he came through the green room.
“You are wrong. You are engaged in monopolizing food. You are poisoning people. You are killing small farms. You are killing bees. What you are doing is dead wrong.”
Feeling offended, Grant answered: “Well, what I think we are doing is good.”
In his natural defensive state, of course, he’s going to think what he is doing is correct.The exchange was over immediately after his response.
At least, Mark had the chance to contemplate the evil of Monsanto and outline the written piece he would soon share with EcoWatch.
“Hugh, it’s not your messaging that makes you and your company horrible. It’s the horrible stuff you guys do that makes you and your company horrible.
People don’t walk around making horrible stories up about good companies because they got nothing else better to do with their time. People like you and your company are horrible because … you are horrible.
No matter how much jumping around you do on morning shows (where no one can really nail you down for the horrible stuff you do), you will still always be horrible and people will always greet you the way I did, when you go around trying to cover up the fact that you are horrible,” wrote Ruffalo.
The actor further supported his claims with factual evidence in his article in order to raise awareness about the various wrongdoings the biotech company is fulfilling.
The well-educated activist understands that when one gets paid as much as Grant does, their ideologies and logical reasoning become incredibly clouded and the first thing to go is their morality.
It’s unfortunate, however, it’s time the public is made aware of how toxic greed can be as it blinds one from true reality.
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