In a new Smartwater ad, Jennifer Aniston is seen playing with a paper boat at a Los Angeles lake. The ad copy reads: “I love the reflection of water… But what I drink is a reflection of me.”

I’m a little taken aback by the stupidity of promoting humans drinking from water bottles, especially with Aniston posing by an LA lake when California is already experiencing water shortages.

Oh Jennifer, your pretentiousness and capitalist priss leave me shaking my head. I mean, is your life so complicated that you cannot handle drinking from a glass of water and taking a vitamin at the same time?

According to a 2001 report by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), roughly 1.5 million tons of plastic are expended in the bottling of 89 billion liters of water each year. And that was in 2001, it’s just frakken stupid to be promoting drinking from bottled water now.

I think the Anishnawbe Water Woman from the Dump Site 41 protests should kick Jennifer Aniston’s ass! 

The Council of Canadians has been a strong advocate for the safe, universal access to clean water. You can read about its campaign here  

Regarding the upcoming G8/G20 Summit in Toronto, the Council of Canadians will have its hand supporting the June 23 and June 25, 2010 protests. Check its website for more information.

Also check out the Council of Canadians blog post, Thirst for Justice challenges G8 agenda in Halifax which outlines research about the importance of access to clean water.

Krystalline Kraus

krystalline kraus is an intrepid explorer and reporter from Toronto, Canada. A veteran activist and journalist for, she needs no aviator goggles, gas mask or red cape but proceeds fearlessly...