Leonardo DiCaprio Urged to Step Down From UN Climate Change Role

DiCaprio needs to hop on a private jet and rendezvous with Loretta Lynch on a tarmac ASAP.

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From Hollywood Reporter: In perhaps the biggest attack on Leonardo DiCaprio’s environmental credibility, a rainforest charity on Friday called on the actor to give up his title as UN Messenger of Peace with a special focus on climate change.

At a press conference in London, the Bruno Manser Funds offered DiCaprio an ultimatum: either he renounce his connections to the “politically exposed persons” at the center of the multi-billion dollar 1MDB Malaysian corruption scandal now being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department and return corrupt money he allegedly received or resign from the position he was given by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon in 2014.

“If DiCaprio is unwilling to come clean, we ask him to step down as UN Messenger for Peace for climate change, because he simply lacks the credibility for such an important role,” said Lukas Straumann, director of the Switzerland-based charity, which has a particular focus on deforestation in Malaysia.

DiCaprio is alleged to have received millions of dollars diverted from the 1MDB sovereign wealth fund for his role as star and producer of The Wolf of Wall Street, alleged by the DOJ to have been funded by stolen Malaysian money and produced by Red Granite, co-founded by Riza Aziz, the stepson of the Malaysian prime minister and a major figure in a DOJ filing. He is also alleged to have received laundered 1MDB money for his charity, the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, from his former close associate Jho Low, the controversial Malaysian businessman at the heart of the scandal.

DiCaprio and Jho Low

DiCaprio and Jho Low

At the press conference, entitled “Recovery of Stolen Malaysian Assets,” a direct link was made between the 1MDB corruption scandal and major environmental issues in Malaysia, such as deforestation, one of the main concerns of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation.

Clare Rewcastle Brown, whose online Sawarak Report has been investigating corruption in Malaysia for several years, said that one of 1MDB’s first initiatives was to “pay off the chief minister of Sawarak,” the Malaysian state on the vast island of Borneo where the 30-year rule of controversial governor Abdul Taib Mahmud has seen deforestation on a grand scale. “When I saw what 1MDB money had been plowed into, this notoriously corrupt timber baron, I was immediately suspicious,” she said.

The press conference took place the morning DiCaprio was confirmed as attending the BFI London Film Festival for Saturday’s European premiere of his environmental documentary Before the Flood. DiCaprio had been invited to talk at the press conference via an open letter from the Bruno Manser Funds, but didn’t respond. A red chair and name plaque were present in his absence.

“We can’t save the environment if we fail to stop corruption,” said Straumann, who called DiCaprio’s criticism of deforestation in the Indonesia-controlled parts of Borneo, “cynical hypocrisy.”

“He needs to become part of the solution,” he added. “But today he is part of the problem.”

DCG

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10 responses to “Leonardo DiCaprio Urged to Step Down From UN Climate Change Role

  1. Hadenoughalready

    These “humanoids” make me want to vomit. They think they’re some sort of demi-gods, wielding power as if they had any while, in truth, they’re nothing but second-rate hypocrites, liars, spoiled, rotten kids playing dress-up, trying to influence the world when, in truth, they’re some of the most naive morons ever to slither the planet.

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  2. I’ve always maintained that my favorite scene from the film, “Titanic” is where DeCrapio sinks beneath the surface of the Atlantic. Like watching a big turd disappear down a toilet drain.
    Actually, I think that analogy is quite apt….. He should be ‘flushed’.

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  3. More Hollyweird political correctness hypocrisy! Nothing to see here! Move along!

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  4. More people are catching on that di Caprio is a hypocrite! And this story is in the Hollywood Reporter! Not all news are bad. 😀

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  5. The Climate Change Industry and the Hoax of Global Warming
    Excerpt:
    The real reason behind the global warming scare and why the United Nations’ alarmists have been driving us into forced submission of environmentalist stewardship is that they want capitalism destroyed and replaced with their vision of a utopian communist economy that has never worked across the centuries. These progressives have a problem with the Industrial Revolution, with “fossil fuels,” (They are not so fossil since the earth keeps producing them), with the only successful economic model that has provided generous income to all these hot-air spewing, idle bureaucrats, who have nothing better to do than meet in exotic locales planning the destruction of the goose that lays the golden eggs that feed their exorbitant lifestyles, salaries, bonuses, and pensions.

    http://canadafreepress.com/article/the-climate-change-industry-and-the-hoax-of-global-warming#

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  6. Aw, they just need some James Taylor…

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  7. It’s high time that he got called on his stuff! Several days have passed now since this first came out . . . yet we have not heard anything from this petulant little fool! Is he really going to try to wait it out, and retain his title? Oh well! At least it is out there now, for everyone to see . . . liberal and conservative alike. Let’s hope that the money brokers in Hollywood will cease to finance films where he is the star! He has had enough fame . . . he just needs to Q-U-I-E-T-L-Y go away.

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    • Auntie, people such as he is are SO insulated from our realities that –just as w/the pathetic sight of James Taylor performing in the above video– it will be some time before he realises he’s not really with us any more, but adrift in a sea of narcissist memories. Farewell Leonard and James, it was grand knowing you at your highest & best!

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  8. All of those of whom he is a representative are hypocrites. They fly all over the world in their private jets to one of their many “vacation homes” to enjoy all the comforts that the environment has to offer.
    They only want you and I to give up the perks that so-called “exploitation” of the environment affords us. If they really believed the swill they are spewing they would volunteer to be the first to go. But, they are still here, aren’t they?

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  9. Pingback: Leonardo DiCaprio Urged to Step Down From UN Climate Change Role — Fellowship of the Minds | kommonsentsjane

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