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Celebrities, Politicians Spew Misinformation as They Fear Monger Over Amazon Fires

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, along with other celebrities and athletes, are spreading misinformation about a recent spate of Amazon fires in Brazil to generate attention.

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo shared an image Aug. 22 on Facebook and Twitter, which included the caption: “It’s our responsibility to help to save our planet.” The photo, which showed a dramatic view of smoke and ash, was taken nearly six years ago in a section of Brazil not connected to the Amazon, according to a photo by The Baltimore Sun at the time.

Ronaldo’s claim that the Amazon creates 20% of the world’s oxygen has also been debunked by … real scientists:

Brazil saw over 72,000 fire outbreaks in 2019, with an 84% increase on the same period a year earlier, according to the country’s National Institute for Space Research, the Guardian reported. More than half of the wildfires were in the Amazon.

The fires are canvassing the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, raising concerns that the rainforest is giving way to land-clearing operations and other activities intended to transform the land for agricultural use. Farmers who are preparing the land for next year’s planting are likely responsible for the fires, according to researchers at the University of Maryland.

DiCaprio, who’s made a name for himself as a major environmentalist activist, shared an image on Aug 21 with his 34 million Instagram followers that showed a large patch of forest engulfed in smoke. Singer Ricky Martin and French President Emmanuel Macron shared the same image. None of them identified the source for the photos.

The image appears in a stock photo catalog produced by photographer Loren McIntyre, a photojournalist who died in 2003.

Actor David Licauco shared photos from Montana, India and Sweden on Twitter, according to CNN. “Only found out on twitter that Amazon rainforest, ‘the earth’s lungs’ has been burning for 3 weeks?! Why is there no media coverage about it? HEARTBREAKING,” he wrote in a caption that included the photos.

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  1. I would really like to know who in their right mind would give credence to, let alone pay to see, a bunch of Narcissistic Hypocritical Xenophobic Misogynistic Transgender Queer Pedophiles (Hollywierd Morons) who reside in LA LA Land and have the comprehension and sophistication level of a dog turd, who either earn (?) their living pretending to be someone else or live a charmed life because of their looks, questionable talent or might know someone who might be someone important!!!! These HYPOCRITICAL CLOWNS have the brain of a pebble and need someone else to put words in their mouths alter their voices or make them up to appear semi presentable and/or coach them in a way to appear semi literate or talented. Listening to them speak without a script speaks volumes for their character intellect and or sophistication (or lack thereof)!!! I would be remiss if I failed to include Athletes who pontificate as if they are royalty and are paid a king’s ransom for having a God given talent to play a professional sport, and are in need for nothing!

    What makes matters worse is these insecure clowns CRAVE attention and all the adulation they can get so much so they promote countless televised events in which they pat each other’s backs presenting award after award to one another for accomplishing absolutely nothing!

    The difference between Hollywierd Idiots and political idiots is most often Hollywierd Idiots have writers to make them appear to be semi intellectual. Take the writers out of the equation and you have Robert DeNiro. We all know how intellectual he displayed himself to be when he ranted about Trump Actually truth be told DeNiro was describing most of Hollywierd particularly himself

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