Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has locked horns with Leonardo DiCaprio after the Hollywood megastar and environmentalist recommended younger other folks to vote within the nation’s elections later this yr.
It isn’t the primary time the right-wing chief has clashed with the actor, who’s a vocal campaigner towards weather replace and has posted steadily on social media about environmental problems, together with the desire to give protection to the Amazon.
DiCaprio has additionally donated hundreds of thousands of bucks against conservation efforts.
Clearance of the sector’s greatest rainforest has risen beneath Mr Bolsonaro, a climate-change sceptic, hitting report ranges within the months of January and February this yr.
Brazil is because of move to the polls in October.
Encouraging kids on Twitter to sign up for a poll forward of the Might closing date, DiCaprio, who boasts 19.6 million fans, mentioned: “Brazil is house to the Amazon and different ecosystems essential to weather replace.
“What occurs there issues to us all and formative years balloting is essential in using replace for a wholesome planet. “
In a sarcastic reaction, Mr Bolsonaro, who has 7.8 million fans at the social media platform, wrote: “Thank you on your beef up, Leo! It is in reality vital to have each and every Brazilian balloting within the coming elections.
“Our other folks will come to a decision in the event that they need to stay our sovereignty at the Amazon or to be dominated by means of crooks who serve overseas particular hobby.”
It was once again in 2019, that, with out offering any proof, Bolsonaro claimed that DiCaprio had funded fires being set within the Amazon rainforest.
He was once it sounds as if commenting on unsubstantiated social media posts claiming the International Natural world Fund (WWF) had paid for pictures taken by means of volunteer firefighters, which it then used to boost donations, together with a contribution from DiCaprio.
The WWF denied receiving a donation from DiCaprio or acquiring pictures from the firefighters.