Social media frenzy | Manager sacked for vile Facebook rant over Greta Thunberg

Manager sacked for vile Facebook rant over Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg is a name that has divided opinion since the young activist started to make headlines in 2018 for her outspoken views on climate change, and her divisive promotion of global activism.

Thunberg’s radical stance against the current political landscape and promotion of worldwide demonstrations on behalf of eco-centric policies has gained her many vocal critics, amongst their ranks are Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has repeatedly denounced her as a ‘poorly informed teenager’ and stated that she’s being ‘used by adults’. US President Donald Trump has openly mocked Thunberg in Tweets and Sky News host Andrew Bolt claimed that Thunberg is ‘mentally ill’ stating: “I have never seen a girl so young and with so many mental disorders treated by so many adults as a guru.”

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Comments (2)

  • Boris
    Boris
    Thu, 3 Oct 2019 2:02pm BST
    Why have Putin and Trump not been condemned for their language? It makes me sick that two of the leaders of the largest countries on the planet are still in denial about climate change. Of course they're both going to attack a young female with a powerful message, they feel threatened by her. Unfortunately by the time the message sinks in it'll be too late.
    It's about time someone took more responsibility for the garbage that's spewed on a daily basis on Social Media. It seems to have become a tool to destroy instead of being used for its intended purpose of bringing people, who'd never normally meet, together.
  • Anna
    Anna
    Thu, 3 Oct 2019 1:32pm BST
    She is a young girl, and she does have Aspergers and anxiety so I understand the concern for her being used as a pawn. But some of the attacks are vile. Whatever your views on climate change, the need to demonise and/or deify anyone, especially a young person, is a bit disturbing.

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