Leonardo DiCaprio Greeted By Fans Dressed Up As Bears At Tokyo Premiere

Leonardo DiCaprio got a very warm welcome from his Japanese fans. The movie star was in Tokyo to promote The Revenant, the movie for which Leo has already won an Oscar. The Oscar-winner was received by his fans in the most unusual way. Leo’s Japanese fans decided to dress up as bears to give him a warm welcome. Ever since the release of the movie, the bear has become a sort of mascot for the movie and it seems like the fans reacted to that pretty aptly, Vanity Fair reported.

There was a rumor doing the rounds that Leo was in fact raped by the bear in the movie. Of course, the bear-rape rumor did reach the Titanic star and DiCaprio reacted to the rumor, saying the rumors were “absurd.” “I have no idea where these ridiculous things come from and what you do when you hear stuff like that? It’s absurd. It’s absurd.” Indeed. The film had no such scene.

Leonardo DiCaprio has been getting a lot of fanfare since his Oscar nomination was announced last year. A group of Russian fans even made their own “Oscar” for him, Inquisitr previously reported. The fans of the actor were from Yakutia in North Eastern Siberia and decided to give their own award to the actor. The project was headed by Tatyana Yegorova and she said that Yakutia appreciated high-quality cinema and that the actor delighted fans with his performance. “Yakutia praises high-quality cinema and considers DiCaprio to be an actor who can inspire and delight his audiences,” she said.

Yegorova said traditionally the award was created out of birch, but said an exception was made for the actor. “Usually it is created from solid birch but we will make an exception for DiCaprio,” said Yegorova. The statue was 12-inches tall.

After he formally received the award, he posted the picture of it on Instagram and wrote a long caption that captured his sentiments related to climate change, something very close to the actor’s heart. Leo also mentioned climate change during his Oscar acceptance speech. The actor made sure he used the entire time to raise awareness about the issue. “Climate change is real. It is happening right now,” he said in his Oscar acceptance speech, Entertainment Weekly reported.

In Tokyo, he criticized the candidates who did not believe in modern science.

“We should not have a candidate who doesn’t believe in modern science to be leading our country,” he said. “Climate change is one of the most concerning issues facing all humanity and the United States needs to do its part.” It seemed like DiCaprio was referring to Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, the two candidates who had said they did not really believe in climate change, Guardian reported. Cruz referred to climate change as “pseudo-scientific theory,” while Trump said he was “not a big believer in man-made climate change.”

Do you think Leonardo DiCaprio should have left the climate-change agenda out of his award speeches and red carpet tours or should he continue to campaign for the cause he believes in?

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