Jason Momoa feels very strongly about protecting the site on Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii, and he's joined thousands of activists in protest of the telescope's construction.
Aquaman star Jason Momoa is using the film’s sequel to protest the Thirty Meter Telescope construction atop Hawaii’s Mauna Kea volcano, reported Comicbook. Numerous fans must be very eager to see the future of Aquaman in the next DC Comics-based movie, but Momoa says that he is concerned with something far more important. And if his recent social media posts are any indication, he is using the platform to make a difference.
Recently, the Aquaman star posted an image on Instagram that shows a telescope being built and also pointed out the kind of extensive damage that is being done. He also explained that Hawaii has planned Thirty Meter Telescope will be much more catastrophic to the site where it's being built. Check out the post below.
Jason Momoa feels very strongly about protecting the site on Mauna Kea on the island of Hawaii, and he's joined thousands of activists in protest of the telescope's construction. The proposed site is reported to cost somewhere around $1.4 billion, as reported by Live Science, but, it is the location of Mauna Kea which is the point of the controversy.
WATCH: Actor Jason Momoa visits protesters at Mauna Kea. pic.twitter.com/rtfLvdvbLC— NBC News (@NBCNews) 1 August 2019
Momoa is not the only celebrity to have raised a voice against the construction. Dwyane 'The Rock' Johnson also supports this cause, as he explained in The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon last month. He also added that the construction is taking place at a location that Johnson likened to church grounds. He said, "This is so much bigger than a telescope being built. This is humanity, these are human beings whose hearts are hurting, and I think any time situations like that come up... that's our indication that we gotta stop. Let's be considerate, let's be empathetic, and let's always take care of our people."
Certainly, it is great to see that Momoa and Johnson are using their voices to support causes they believe in. It is not clear yet if anything will actually change because of their protest on the telescope right now, but they might be gaining some momentum as more prominent people lend their support to the cause.