Shoeless Richard Branson dismisses woke backlash against ‘extraordinary’ Virgin Galactic spaceflight after left-wing pundits questioned if his billionaire space race with Jeff Bezos was ‘appropriate’
A shoeless Richard Branson hit back at the woke backlash to his Virgin Galactic spaceflight after left pundits questioned if it was a ‘misuse of resources’.
Branson, who become the first person to go to space in his own rocketship, beating fellow billionaire Jeff Bezos by nine days – said that space is important for humanity and he has always been a ‘dreamer’.
The entrepreneur, 70, addressed the criticism while appearing on the The Late Show completely without his shoes or socks on, with host Stephen Colbert jokingly asking why all billionaires go barefoot.
When asked about concerns that going to space is a ‘misuse of resources’, Branson argued that we need more rocketships going into space as it can educate us on and help us monitor climate change and other important issues.
A shoeless Richard Branson hit back at the woke backlash to his Virgin Galactic spaceflight after left pundits questioned if it was a ‘misuse of resources’
He explained: ‘Different things around the world, like the degradation of rainforests or monitoring food distribution or monitoring things like climate change and so-on. These things are essential back here on Earth.
‘So we need more spaceships going up to space, we don’t need less.’