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Chris Hemsworth has hit back at false reports claiming that he’s been using drinking water to feed his drought-stricken garden in Byron Bay as the country, especially NSW, battles extreme bushfires and drought. 

The rumours originally stemmed from the Sydney Morning Herald, which published an article claiming “a fleet of water trucks” had been sent to replenish the Hemsworth’s garden, something which the publication estimated to have cost around a million dollars.

The Daily Mail then picked up the story with the headline ‘Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky raise eyebrows with Byron Bay locals as a “fleet of water trucks” for their “$1 million garden” arrive at their new mega-mansion amid bushfire and drought crisis.’ 

The article prompted the Thor actor to take to social media to refute the claims, writing that he wouldn’t normally respond to fake news but that this, in particular, bothers him a lot. 

“This is a complete lie,” Hemsworth captioned a screenshot of the Daily Mail article. “Normally I wouldn’t respond to false articles like this but it bothers me a lot. 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. NONE of my garden is fed by drinking water.”

He finished the post with: “Thanks for your concern #dailymail and thanks for adding more distress to an already brutal situation the whole country is dealing with. Merry Xmas.”