Mick Jagger is trying to avoid a 20th nervous breakdown.
The legendary Rolling Stones frontman took time out from his busy Saturday promoting his latest film “The Burnt Orange Heresy” at the 76th International Venice Film Festival to chastise President Trump while rallying around young environmentalists, reported Agence France-Presse.
“We are in a very difficult situation at the moment, especially in the U.S., where all the environmental controls that were put in place — that were just about adequate — have been rolled back by the current administration so much that they are being wiped out,” lamented Jagger.
But the 76-year-old entertainer was quick to laud climate-change activists, such as Swedish teen Greta Thunberg, whose followers spray-painted green-friendly messages on the Venice red carpet, including “Listen to your children.”
Jagger also lashed out at the unseemliness of political bickering, even referencing highly publicized British governmental woes amid Brexit frustration. He bemoaned how name-calling in both the U.K. and U.S. had become commonplace among high-ranking officials, “including in my own country this week.” This was likely a jab to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s recent comparison of Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn as a “big girl’s blouse” and “chlorinated chicken.”
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“Burnt Heresy” co-star Donald Sutherland concurred with Jagger’s assessments.
“Mick is right. The controls (in America) under (Barack) Obama were barely adequate — now they are being torn apart,” griped the 84-year-old “Hunger Games” actor. “It’s the same in Brazil and they will be torn apart in England after Brexit.”