Chris Hemsworth slams story in rare Instagram takedown

Penny Burfitt
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
Chris Hemsworth slammed suggestions he was using potable water to keep his gardens lush. Photo: Getty Images

Chris Hemsworth has taken to Instagram to slam reports he ordered a ‘fleet of water trucks’ to his Byron Bay mansion to water his garden.

In the midst of a brutal drought and record-breaking bushfire season, stories that the Thor actor and wife Elsa Pataky were bringing in truckloads of water for their garden raised serious concern, but the Aussie star says the water was never intended for the garden.

“This is a complete lie. Normally I wouldn’t respond to false articles like this but it bothers me a lot,” Chris wrote on Instagram alongside a screenshot of the offending Daily Mail article with the word “lies!” across the photo.

“The water truck was purely for drinking water because like everyone in the region who is not connected to town water we have run out of potable water due to the drought,” he explained.

The article from The Daily Mail followed up an original report from The Sydney Morning Herald over the weekend that claimed the actor had a ‘fleet of water trucks’ heading to his property to the irritation of locals.

Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky denied using 'fleets' of water trucks for their garden. Photo: Instagram/elsapatakyconfidential

“With a brand new garden, estimated to have cost around a million dollars, to settle in it's no wonder there has been a fleet of water trucks heading to Hollywood action man Chris Hemsworth's vast, multi-million-dollar compound near Byron Bay,” the article read, quoting a local farmer who described the garden as a ‘green lush oasis’.

Hemsworth, who has been raising funds for fire services along with Elsa, did not hold back in denying the claims.

“Thanks for your concern #dailymail and thanks for adding more distress to an already brutal situation the whole country is dealing with. Merry Xmas,” he wrote.

The Hemsworth family are key players in the new celebrity reputation surrounding Byron Bay, having purchased their property in 2014, and recently finished up a multi=million dollar renovation project.

Chris is auctioning off a one-hour training session to raise bushfire funds. Photo: Instagram/ chrishemsworth

Highly involved in the community, the pair have gerned praise for their bushfire support with Chris auctioning off a one-hour training session to raise desperately needed funds.

It’s not out of character for the family at all, they have been spotted lending a hand in times of crisis for the coastal town on a number of occasions.

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