Brazil’s current president does not have the best reputation out there. The far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, is often labelled as ‘South America’s Donald Trump’ and is no stranger to wild statements. Most recently, Bolsonaro blamed actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio for the Amazon fire.

According to a New York Times report, Bolsonaro claimed that DiCaprio funded a group that started the Amazon fires. “Leonardo DiCaprio, you are contributing to the fire in the Amazon. That won’t do,” said Bolsonaro. “Cool guy, right? Giving money to torch the Amazon.”

Bolosnaro’s claims didn’t go unanswered, DiCaprio took to Instagram to share his reply. “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 organisations targeted,” wrote DiCaprio.

He added, “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.”

Take a look at the post below:

Bolosnaro’s statement came when he was responding to claims on social media that the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) had paid firefighters for images of the fires, which were used by the group to solicit donations that included a half-million-dollar donation from DiCaprio.

WWF also responded to the baseless claims, denying they extracted the $500,000 donation from DiCaprio and that they bought the images from the firefighters.