Hypocrisy is often used as a lazy way to resist change.  For example, the complaint “champagne socialist” – apart from the person’s views often not being specifically socialist (usually just not hard right), why is the wealth of the person relevant?  You don’t have to dress in a sackcloth to want to change things.

See also Russell Brand’s comment:

When I was poor and I complained about inequality they said I was bitter, now I’m rich and I complain about inequality they say I’m a hypocrite. I’m starting to think they just don’t want to talk about inequality.