Brazilian President lashes out at the Leonardo DiCaprio, Says the actor spreads misinformation about Amazon’s environmental issues

Brazil President Jair M Bolsanaro accused the Hollywood super actor Leonardo Dicaprio over his misinterpretation of the Amazon rain forest’s protection. A tweet posted on April 29 by the account of the top actor read, “Brazil is home to the Amazon and other ecosystems critical to climate change. What happens there matters to us all and youth voting is key in driving change for a healthy planet.”

Soon after his post wentDeforestation viral, the Brazilian president came and responded that the actor is spreading misinformation about the Amazon rainforest.

The actor was issuing the environmental importance of Amazon. The actor said,” deforestation in the forest would cause the life of many in the region to get overturned.” Further, the actor urged the citizens of brazil to register their votes in the October elections. After Bolsonaro came to power, the rainforests were subjected to severe deforestation and weakened environmental protection.

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Bolsanaro responded that the actor has posted the wrong image of the Amazon fires which took place in 2019. He further added that Leonardo is joining and collaborating to make the burn the Amazon rainforest. He added that the current situation has not been so violated so as to talk about the environmental issues. 

Responding to the same, DiCaprio had then said on his Instagram page, “At this time of crisis for the Amazon, I support the people of Brazil working to save their natural and cultural heritage. They are amazing, moving, and humbling examples of the commitment and passion needed to save the environment. However, According to the INPE report, 941.34 square kilometers of the forest had been destroyed between January and March this year. That’s the largest amount recorded for those months since the institute began monitoring deforestation rates in 2016. The area cleared is nearly the size of Dallas, Texas.