Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has been making waves with her powerful speeches about how climate destruction is making the future look pretty grim for her and kids like her all over the world. She wants the people in power to sit up and actually do something, instead of just passing ineffectual agreements that don’t lead to real change. She has many supporters who are inspired by her message and tenacity.
She also has a lot of haters, many of whom seem to be angry old men who don’t want their world order shaken. One of those horrible old men is even Donald Trump, who has taken time out from his usual Twitter to meltdown to write snide things about Thunberg.
Thunberg keeps on moving, ignoring the negativity. But her fans are happy to step in and bat away these old creeps with online support. Here are some of the best things people have said about Thunberg, in her defense, in her support, and with a heart full of love.
I’ve seen a lot of bad ideas on Twitter, but “If teenage girls are old enough to be activists, they’re old enough to be raped,” tops the list. https://t.co/On7JKTR975— Brianna Wu (@BriannaWu) September 25, 2019
Well, Greta Thunberg is officially “she’d look prettier if she smiled more” years old. https://t.co/QSxcPgExCO— Jennifer Wright (@JenAshleyWright) September 23, 2019
it’s a competition between right wing guys to see who can say the weirdest thing about thunberg https://t.co/zLO3XFYIIW— raandy (@randygdub) September 23, 2019
Tell them, Greta.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 31, 2019
When people try to mock you personally instead of engaging the substance of your advocacy, it’s because they know how powerful you are, and that the truth is on your side.
Keep inspiring and organizing.
We’re going to save the planet.
All of us, together. 🌎 https://t.co/eRgvMYy2uh
She's not performing surgery or building your house, she's pleading with "leaders" to ACT ON THE SCIENCE. No age limit on asking leaders to lead... BTW I built my parents deck when I was 16, yes an adult helped- that's what Greta wants. Adults to act like adults!— Witches Resist (@Witches_RESIST) September 24, 2019
Yeah we criticise the racist one https://t.co/WRsgO8gxLI— Neanderthal Steve (@paleo_oatman) September 24, 2019
She's 16, autistic, and also not english, and has already accomplished far more in her life than a fat boomercon who impersonates a centrist liberal on twitter https://t.co/mdFAG2UWUV— 🌸🌺Timmly👌🌸 (@yaoigamergate) August 29, 2019
Clearly my sister’s paycheck is more important than the world her three adopted kids will inherit. I can no longer apologize for a sibling who I no longer recognize. I can and will continue to call out the monstrous behavior and the bully commentary born out of anger. https://t.co/afrSuraQqt— Curtis Ingraham (@CurtisIngraham1) September 24, 2019