Leonardo DiCaprio responds to claims he helped start the Amazon fires 4 days ago

Leonardo DiCaprio responds to claims he helped start the Amazon fires

He was accused by Brazil's President of having an involvement in the Amazon fires.

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has released a statement after Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro accused him of having an involvement in the Amazon fires.

DiCaprio posted a message on his Instagram account, where he said that he supports the people who are working tirelessly to secure the Amazon for the future of all Brazilians.

He said: "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."

Reports recently emerged that Bolsonaro had made a number of comments about DiCaprio, including saying: "Leonardo DiCaprio, dammit, you’re collaborating with the burning of the Amazon", and "This Leonardo DiCaprio’s a cool guy, isn’t he? Giving money for the Amazon to be torched."