Martha Stewart responds to fan backlash after she was slammed over using iceberg ice for cocktail: ‘Experts say it’s no big deal’
Martha Stewart dismissed the criticism on Wednesday after she used a piece of iceberg to keep her cocktail cold during a luxury cruise.
The lifestyle guru, 82, posted a link to a piece from Instagram Stories on Wednesday The Washington Postdownplaying the idea of wrongdoing, some social media users drifted to her in the wake of the controversial social media post.
The article, which cited expert opinions on the subject, was titled, “Martha Stewart put an iceberg in her drink. Experts say it’s not a problem.’
On Tuesday, Stewart was accused of being “tone deaf” after the iceberg was revealed in a report about a Swan Hellenic cruise from Iceland to Greenland on the SH Vega expedition ship.
“End of the first zodiac cruise… to a very nice fjord on the east coast of Greenland.” Stewart captioned the carousel of photos. “We caught a small iceberg for our cocktails tonight.”
The latest: Martha Stewart, 82, is accused of being ‘tone-deaf’ after revealing she used a ‘little iceberg’ to keep her drink cold on a luxury cruise
The lifestyle guru, 82, took to Instagram Stories with a link to a piece from The Washington Post in which she downplayed the idea of misconduct. Some social media users drifted towards her in the wake of the controversial social media post.
Stewart was seen with an ice cream cocktail in his hand and posted a picture of chunks of ice cream sitting on a cart.
Another photo showed a group of people toasting the water with their glasses of sparkling wine, with shots of some icebergs in their natural habitat.
Stewart’s post attracted attention for all the wrong reasons, with her followers calling her out for being “tone-deaf” and “irresponsible.”
“Overall I love Martha and the excesses of her life because he’s about beautiful gardens, houses, and food, but rich white people drinking their iceberg cocktails while the planet is on fire are a little tone-deaf,” said one fan .
“So while the climate warms thanks to the profits of a few thousand people, billionaires are vacationing at the melting icebergs, scooping them up and using them to keep their cocktails cold,” another wrote.
That sounds like a sentence from a dystopian novel. I can’t make this up lol.
A third added, “Martha, I love you.” But didn’t you just mention climate change when you were washing your driveway in New York? Melting icebergs for a cocktail certainly won’t help. I’m not even going to talk about the boat you’re on and how that can’t be good for climate change either.’
A fourth social media user said, “Catching an iceberg for your cocktail is so damn gloomy,” while others said, “Triangle of sadness” and “How dystopian.”
The TV personality was spotted on her late-summer cruise in a Jacuzzi
She shared a series of images from her cruise from Iceland to Greenland. The images include a smiling Stewart holding an ice-cold cocktail, and a photo of ice cubes sitting on a cart
Another photo shows a group of people toasting their glasses of sparkling wine on the water
The 82-year-old lifestyle guru also shared this photo of icebergs in their natural habitat
Stewart dressed to enjoy the six-day cruise, adding that the crossing was “a bit rough”
In the paper piece, Professor Eric Rignot, a glaciologist at the University of California at Irvine, said in an email that the piece of iceberg Stewart used to cool her drink would likely have been there anyway.
“Icebergs are already floating at sea and slowly melting,” Rignot said. “Whether they melt in the ocean or in your glass doesn’t matter.”
Rignot added, “It’s not like she went to a glacier and carved out a chunk of ice.”
Ian Allison, a glaciologist and professor at the University of Tasmania’s Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, told the newspaper in an email that “putting a little ice in a drink is no worse than getting a glass of water from a river.” ‘
Allison said Stewart’s ice cream had “zero” environmental impact, adding that the fossil fuels the cruise ship was running on had a much more damaging impact.
Swan Hellenic spokeswoman Lindsay Brean said the company collects pieces of ice that are “already in the sea” to take and show to guests.
“It has to be a completely respectful experience,” Brean told the paper.
Stewart documented her six-day journey with a number of posts to her 1.9 million followers, revealing in one post that crossing the Denmark Strait was “a bit rough.”
Earlier this year, Stewart made headlines after becoming the oldest woman ever to own a Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover
Stewart’s report on her trip attracted attention for all the wrong reasons
Earlier this year, Stewart made headlines after becoming the oldest woman ever to own a Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover.
The businesswoman – who called posing for the magazine “historic” at her age – showed off her amazing physique during the shoot, donning ten different bathing suits that allowed her body to be fully exposed.
In one photo in the magazine – which hit newsstands in May – she was seen in a red bathing suit with a plunging neckline, while in another picture the then 81-year-old smiled at the camera in a white bathing suit and an orange scarf.
While reflecting on the SI swimsuit experience, Stewart explained that she “doesn’t think about age much,” but admitted that being a part of the magazine at age 81 was definitely a big deal for her.
“When I heard I was going to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, I thought, ‘Oh, that’s pretty good, I’m going to be the oldest person I think to ever be on a Sports Illustrated cover,'” she says. said. “And I don’t think much about age, but I thought this was a little bit historical.
“Age is not the determining factor in terms of friendship or in terms of success, but what people do, how people think, how people act, that’s what matters and not your age.”