REPORT: Leonardo DiCaprio releases statement after Brazil president claims he funded Amazon fire

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BY TEAM DML / NOVEMBER 30, 2019 /

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Leonardo DiCaprio has denied a claim by Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro without evidence that the actor and environmentalist was funding fires in the Amazon rainforest.

Bolosnaro’s claim follows social media posts alleging that the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) had paid for photos of forest fires in the Amazon from volunteer firefighters and then used the photos to solicit donations, including from DiCaprio, according to Reuters.

The article goes on to state the following:

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“The future of these irreplaceable ecosystems is at stake and I am proud to stand with the groups protecting them,” DiCaprio said of the Amazon rainforest in a statement posted to Instagram on Saturday. “While worthy of support, we did not fund the organizations targeted.”

READ his full statement in the Instagram post below:

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