Actor Mark Ruffalo, best known for living Hulk in the Marvel Film Universe (MCU), criticized the president on Twitter Jair Bolsonaro (no party) for accusing without evidence Leonardo DiCaprio of having supported the burning in the Amazon.
"Bolsonaro and his gang are scapegoating the people who protect the Amazon from the fires it has allowed to happen," Ruffalo wrote.
"Ask yourself: what has recently changed in Brazil to make it happen now? Bolsonaro and his (non) environmental policies," added the actor.
Bolsonaro and his ilk are scapegoating the very people protecting the Amazon from the fires he himself has allowed to happen.
Ask yourself: What has recently changed in Brazil to have this happen now? Bolsonaro and his (non) environmental policies. https://t.co/pbiQZkch58
– Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) December 2, 2019
It all started on Thursday, when Bolsonaro again blamed NGOs for burning in the Amazon and accused DiCaprio of donating money to these institutions. According to Bolsonaro, NGOs would be buying and posting forged photos of the fires to receive donations and campaign "against Brazil."
The Oscar winner yesterday denied funding NGOs investigated for alleged involvement in burning in the Amazon, but said they deserve support. "Although they deserve support, we do not fund the organizations," DiCaprio said, according to press releases released by the AP and Reuters news agencies last night.
Many Brazilians commented on Ruffalo's post. See below the best reactions:
mark is really complicated
– lissa misses wonho (@heavdirtysouls) December 2, 2019
the guy is hero even in real life
– takaki ") (@vxtakaki) December 2, 2019
@familiacandido my hulk being very sensible
– Delphino (@LorianeDelphino) December 2, 2019
Take this one, Markinho pic.twitter.com/CKC1KBaoUN
– Caio Caesar (@geocaio) December 2, 2019
Oh, If only we have that marvelous Infinity Stones in real life … pic.twitter.com/kptgCmvUne
– Mov. Jair Regretted Me (@jairmearrepended) December 2, 2019
and the giveaways bolsomions go crazy !!!! pic.twitter.com/3LR1lckzQ4
– twerkyago (@yagoagain) December 2, 2019