Indonesia Threatened To Ban Leonardo DiCaprio
And it wasn't because he's too handsome.
BY PETER WADE | Apr 4, 2016 | Culture
While other countries, like Russia, are sending homemade Oscars to beloved actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Indonesia is threatening to ban him from entering the country. Why? Leo's Instagram.
As the forest of the #Indonesian #LeuserEcosystem continues to be cleared to meet demand for Palm Oil, the critically endangered Sumatran #orangutan is being pushed to the brink of extinction. Here, at the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme’s Orangutan Quarantine Center, rescued orangutans are rehabilitated so they can be released back into the wild. If we don't stop this rampant destruction, the Leuser Ecosystem and the Sumatran orangutans that call it home could be lost forever. Click the link in the bio to support this important work. #Indonesia
Leo was visiting the Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Programme in Indonesia and posted the above image of himself fist bumping a primate. The caption criticised the country for clearcutting rainforests and endangering native wildlife to build extremely profitable palm oil plantations.
In a perfectly rational and proportional response, an official from the Indonesian government said on Saturday, "We can blacklist him from returning to Indonesia at any time if he keeps posting incitement or provocative statements in his social media."
From: Esquire US.