Celebrities React: Scott Pruitt Confirmed As Head Of Environmental Protection Agency

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Celebrities React Scott Pruitt EPA

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Celebrities React Scott Pruitt EPA

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The Senate confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency on Friday, and many celebrities are now reacting to the controversial choice. See stars’ reactions below.

Many Democrats have denounced Pruitt for his ties to oil, gas and coal companies, as well as his past comments questioning the science behind climate change. Additionally, Pruitt’s confirmation as head of the EPA comes just one day after an Oklahoma judge ordered the release of his email conversations with fossil fuel companies.

Among the stars outraged by the decision is Rosie O’Donnell, who tweeted, “god help us.” Rosie Perez said, “Blatant disrespect for planet earth. Shame on you all @senategop that voted yes for this man.” George Takei joked, “The Senate just confirmed Scott Pruitt to head the EPA. In related news, they also confirmed Lucius Malfoy as the new Hogwarts Headmaster.” And George Wallace similarly quipped, “Scott Pruitt runnin’ the damn EPA. In related news, Mike Vick is takin’ over PETA.”

Meanwhile, Billy Eichner tweeted, “A disaster,” while Sophia Bush stated, “Despicable.” And after a follower pointed out that Pruitt was confirmed prior to his emails being released, Judd Apatow exclaimed, “THIS IS THE DEFINITION OF CORRUPTION.” Mark Ruffalo also offered, “It would be grossly irresponsible for the Senate vote on Pruitt before review of 1000s of emails.” Gossip Cop will update as more celebrities react to Pruitt being confirmed as the head of the EPA.

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