Brazil’s President Claimed That Leonardo DiCaprio Paid To Burn The Amazon Rainforest Down, Leo Responded
When Leonardo DiCaprio isn’t doing his life’s work being a major stepping stone in any successful Victoria’s Secret model’s career, he’s all about the environment. This makes Friday’s claims by Brazil’s president Jair Bolsonaro that Leo PAID to have the Amazon Rainforest set aflame seem like they’re ready for their own tinfoil hat. Leo released a statement refuting Jair’s accusations that he’s Lex Luthor in disguise with some mad scheme to burn down rainforests to deprive the Earth of oxygen so he can tag even more supermodel ass. True, Bosonaro didn’t float the Vicky’s Secret theory but why else does a middle-aged millionaire actor with a model fetish try to hurry along our planet’s destruction if not to acquire more barely legal lingerie models with which to stock his yacht?
As reported by TMZ, Brazil’s leader accused Leo of some sinister shit.
President Jair Bolsonaro made the claim twice on Friday — once on Facebook Live, and again during a political rally — calling out Leo for funding an organization accused starting last summer’s devastating fires that scorched well over 7,200 square miles of the Amazon.
Emnity for Leo seems to run in the Bolsonaro family. Jair Bolsonaro was echoing claims that his son Eduardo Bolsonaro made on Twitter the day before.
Leonardo DiCaprio doou USD 300.000 para a ONG que tocou fogo na Amazônia, a ONG @WWF pagou R$ 70.000 pelas fotos da floresta em chamas.
Macron e Madonna foram mais espertos, só pegaram na internet umas fotos tiradas décadas atrás de alguma floresta pegando fogo e postaram mesmo. pic.twitter.com/8bPF6jrjPV
— Eduardo Bolsonaro🇧🇷 (@BolsonaroSP) November 28, 2019
Courtesy of Google Translate:
Leonardo DiCaprio donated USD 300,000 to the NGO that set fire to the Amazon, the NGO
@WWF paid $ 70,000 for photos of the burning forest.
So this family’s theory is that Leo funded the “non-governmental organization” that allegedly set the fires (which are still burning by the way) so the World Wildlife Fund (which Leo has worked with in the past) could get pics of burning trees and anacondas for their Instagram or whatever? Yeahbutwhat?
Here’s what Leo had to say in response on Instagram:
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At this time of crisis for the Amazon, I support the people of Brazil working to save their natural and cultural heritage. They are an amazing, moving and humbling example of the commitment and passion needed to save the environment. The future of these irreplaceable ecosystems is at stake and I am proud to stand with the groups protecting them. While worthy of support, we did not fund the organizations targeted. I remain committed to supporting the Brazilian indigenous communities, local governments, scientists, educators and general public who are working tirelessly to secure the Amazon for the future of all Brazilians.
If Leo is trying to burn down the Amazon, he’s obviously suffering from some soap opera-level version of multiple personality disorder because he pledged $5 million to fight those fires.
Bolsonaro is known for his far-right politics and his rise to power last year mirrors what went down in our own 2016 presidential election. He’s also known for apologizing for Nazis, coming for Brazil’s LGBTQ+ community with a golden shower video, and being super-racist about his own country’s indigenous peoples. Leo played the lovable Arnie in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?. WHO DO YOU TRUST?