Sting criticised the Brazilian president over his ignorance towards the Amazon fires
Among the many celebrities and powerful people who have commented on the fires in Brazil, String is the newest to have broken his silence on the issue.
In a recent post on Facebook, the English musician and actor who also co-founded the Rainforest Foundation Fund in 1987, criticised Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro after he rejected $20 million as aid by French leader, Emmanuel Macron at the ongoing G7 Summit.
In his Facebook post, he wrote: “None of us, including me, can be complacent about the tragic dimensions of the disaster taking place in the Amazon as I write. Amazonia is on fire at an unprecedented rate – 80% up from last year and with 39% more deforestation - and the world is suddenly taking notice.”
He went on to state how politicians claiming that climate change is a hoax are guilty of so much more than doing nothing about it, further adding that this is “criminal negligence at a global scale.”
Since Sting attacked the president, Bolsonaro has reportedly announced that he would be reconsidering the $20 million aid if the French President apologises to him. UM?!
As per comments made by Bolsonaro to Reuters, he said - "First of all, Macron has to withdraw his insults. He called me a liar. Before we talk or accept anything from France... he must withdraw these words then we can talk. First he withdraws, then offers (aid), then I will answer.”