Celebrities slam media for ignoring Amazon rain forest fire

Published: August 22, 2019
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PHOTO: ARMEENA KHAN/INSTAGRAM

PHOTO: ARMEENA KHAN/INSTAGRAM

Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil have ignited a firestorm on social media, with President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday said.

Images of fires purportedly devouring sections of the world’s largest rainforest have gone viral on Twitter. #PrayforAmazonas is the top trending hashtag in the world on Wednesday, with more than 249,000 tweets.

Many celebs such as Armeena Khan, Ariana Grande, Yasir Hussain and others took to social media and shared their concerns over the ongoing fire.

Hussain took to Instagram and shared few posts about the fire on his stories.

So did Shaneira Akram.

Ariana Grande shared three images of the fires on her Instagram stories. “If you’re not from Brazil and don’t have no clue about what’s happening here, here it goes,” Grande wrote. “The largest rainforest in the world is on fire for the sixteenth day. And the media is not giving a f**k for this. #PrayForAmazonia.”

Noah Cyrus then reposted Grande’s post.

Demi Lovato posted two Instagram stories about Brazil. The first was a screenshot of Grande’s post. Her second post read: “The Amazon has been burning for 3 weeks and I’m just finding out because of the lack of media coverage. This is one of the most important ecosystems on earth! Spread awareness!”

Jaden Smith posted an Instagram picture of the fire sharing that this is “one of the biggest carbon sinks in the world.”

Kendall Jenner shared four images of the fire on her Instagram stories and wrote, “our lungs are burning.”

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