Chris Hemsworth publicly pledges support for the Standing Rock protests over the oil pipeline

Chris Hemsworth attends the premiere of "The Huntsman: Winter's War" in Los Angeles on April 11, 2016. Hemsworth shared a photo to Instagram publicly declaring his support of the Dakota Access pipeline protests in South Dakota. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

OXENFORD, Australia, Oct. 29 (UPI) — Chris Hemsworth publicly pledged his support for the ongoing protest over the controversial Dakota Access pipeline in a photo shared to his Instagram account.

Hemsworth posted the photo with “Thor: Ragnarok” director Taika Waititi while holding a sign that read, “We stand with Standing Rock.”

“Standing with those who are fighting to protect their sacred land and water. #nodapl #waterislife #mniwiconi,” Hemsworth captioned the photo.

Hemsworth also issued an apology for dressing up as a Native American for a New Year’s Eve party last year.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to raise something that has been bothering me for sometime,” Hemsworth said. “Last New Year’s Eve I was at a ‘Lone Ranger’ themed party where some of us, myself included, wore the traditional dress of First Nations people. I was stupidly unaware of the offence this may have caused and the sensitivity around this issue. I sincerely and unreservedly apologise to all First Nations people for this thoughtless action.”


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