Brazil’s President Blames Leonardo DiCaprio For His Country’s Forest Fires

Brazilian president Jair Bolsanaro went after acting superstar and climate change activist Leonardo DiCaprio for allegedly helping to cause the very forest fires he was so adamant about raising awareness about. 

Bolsanaro claimed that the fires were started by the very non-profit organization the actor gave money to.

As Fox News reports:

President of Brazil Jair Bolsonaro took a shot at Leonardo DiCaprio’s efforts to help the Amazon rainforest in the wake of the devastating summer fires, following some shocking allegations about how they started.

Bolsonaro is blaming the “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” actor of making donations to nonprofit organizations that, he claims, are behind some of the fires in the Amazon rainforest.

Bolsonaro told supporters Friday: “DiCaprio is a cool guy, isn’t he? Giving money to set the Amazon on fire.”…

Bolsonaro’s comments follow a police raid at the headquarters of two nonprofit groups in the Amazonian state of Para.

The true cause of the fires has yet to be fully determined, but regardless of the findings, the accusations aren’t a good look for DiCaprio and his climate change crusade.



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