Leonardo DiCaprio’s Viral Instagram Photo Sparks Outrage

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Leonardo DiCaprio could be banned from Indonesia after controversial comments go viral on social media.

Leonardo DiCaprio maybe an Oscar-winning actor but, that does not make him immune to other countries’ laws, rules, and regulations.

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Leonardo DiCaprio vacationed in Sumatra for a few days and explored the Leuser ecosystem as well as the endangered wildlife living in that part of the world. After enjoying the scenery, DiCaprio decided it was appropriate to tell his millions of fans about the Leuser on Instagram, with a cute orangutan photo. According to The Hollywood Reporter, things didn’t go over too well with Indonesia officials:

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Heru Santoso, the spokesman for the Directorate General for Immigration at the Law and Human Rights Ministry, said that DiCaprio used his visit to discredit the palm oil industry and the Indonesian government.

According to reports, DiCaprio, any of the landowners and/or companies that he associated himself with during his visit in Indonesia will be denied a visa the next time they try to visit the country. But, that is a small price to pay for awareness about the environmental conditions the animals and people endure in the country.

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On the bright side, Leonardo DiCaprio is putting his money where his mouth is as far as environmental protection efforts go. It’s important to point out that DiCaprio announced his commitment to saving the environment during his Oscar award speech.

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“Making The Revenant was about man’s relation to the natural world that we collectively felt in 2015 as the hottest year in recorded history. Our production needed to move to the southern tip of this planet just to be able to find snow. Climate change is real, it is happening right now, it is the most urgent threat facing our entire species, and we need to work collectively together and stop procrastinating.”

(via The Hollywood Reporter)

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