Saturday, 30 November 2019

Hollywood actor, Leonardo DiCaprio denies financing Amazon fires after Brazil's President's accusation

Leonardo DiCaprio is responding to what sounds like an outrageous accusation from Brazil's President, that the environmentally-conscious actor paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to burn down the Amazon Forest.

"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," the actor said in a statement on Instagram on Saturday.