Martha Stewart, 82, bizarrely branded 'tone-deaf' by eco-warriors for using 'small iceberg' in cocktail

Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart has sparked backlash with this Instagram post

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 30/08/2023

- 09:48

The American TV personality found herself in the firing line of some disgruntled fans

Best known for her cooking shows and homeware businesses, Martha Stewart has earned herself quite a fanbase over the years.

Therefore, it's not unusual for the 82-year-old to take to social media to update her fans with what she's up to.

However, it's likely she could never have foreseen the outrage she'd cause during a recent trip to Greenland.

Stewart took to Instagram to share a snap of herself on board a boat enjoying a cocktail with the picturesque views behind her.

She donned an all-white ensemble made up of tracksuit bottoms, a puffer jacket, and bobble hat as she enjoyed the beverage.

Stewart included a number of other snaps of glaciers that surrounded her before she captioned the slideshow: "End of the first zodiac cruise from @swanhelleniccruises into a very beautiful fjord on the east coast of greenland.

Martha Stewart on her trip

Martha Stewart also posed in a thick blue coat in snaps from her trip away


"We actually captured a small iceberg for our cocktails tonight," she signed off to her 1.9million followers.

In what seemed a good-natured insight to her holidays, Stewart bizarrely found herself on the receiving end of some backlash.

One follower commented: "Martha the ice caps are melting don’t put them in your drink."

While a second strangely remarked: "Babe we kinda need to keep that ice in the ocean."

Elsewhere, another said: "Martha I love ya. But weren’t you just talking about climate change with your wash out on your driveway in NY?

"Melting icebergs for a cocktail surely 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."

And a fourth added to the critique: "Global warming and melting ice caps but we need glacier ice for cocktails?! Talk about tone deaf.

"Been a fan for years but I’ve seen enough caviar lately as I struggle to buy groceries that I’m out."

Martha Stewart glacier

Martha Stewart captured plenty of snaps of the ice glaciers on her trip


However, there was plenty of support for the 82-year-old, including one fan who pointed out the hypocrisy of the criticism.

They weighed in: "All these haters would prefer Martha to use water that would of come from that iceberg and bottled it and then refreeze it in an electrical freezer where it was stored for a few days...."

Another jumped to her defence: "This is normal on those excursions. The ice is already floating, not part of the ice mass, it is slowly melting in the ocean.

"Every tour company does it. We did it in Alaska and Patagonia. We did NOT disturb the glaciers." (sic)

Stewart didn't publicly respond to any of the comments shared on her Instagram post.

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