Australian comedian Mark Humphries posted a satirical video advertisement for the “Greta Thunberg Helpline” today, which offers phone support “for adults angry at a child.” The video pokes fun at all the grown people who are attacking the 16-year-old climate activist who has spent this week addressing both the U.N. and the U.S. congress, admonishing crowds of adults for failing to act on climate change.
THE GRETA THUNBERG HELPLINE:— Mark Humphries (@markhumphries) September 26, 2019
For adults angry at a child. pic.twitter.com/JAtIKyG4Va
“Hi, I’m a middle-aged man with an embarrassing problem,” says a man as the ad begins. “I get irrationally angry at a Swedish girl who wants to save the planet.”
Luckily for him, there’s a number he can call!
“If you’re a grown adult who needs to yell at a child for some reason, the Greta Thunberg Helpline is here to tolerate you,” the voice-over says.
The joke ad goes through some of the more ridiculous reasons that real-life adults have given for attacking the young activist.
“She’s making the end of the world sound like the end of the world!” says one of the callers.
The video spread quickly on Twitter, reaching Thunberg herself in just two hours.
Hang in there! Help is available. https://t.co/aenieXxVut— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) September 26, 2019
Perhaps the best part is what happens when one of the callers complains that Thunberg isn’t an expert and the hotline employee offers to patch them through to an expert. No spoilers, just watch.
The video has already been shared on Twitter over 60,000 times, and people are loving it.
“Children acting like adults can make adults act like children…”
Well said sir.
— Warren Hill (@MrWarrenHill) September 26, 2019
If you are Andrew Bolt press 1
If you are Alan Jones press 2
If you are Steve Price press 3
— Pat (@pattolan) September 26, 2019
Yes, these men need therapy. First of all to see how irrational they can be when the Mont Blanc ice sheet collapsed and they still want to buy crampons.
— Heather Dawn Person (@HeatherDawnPer1) September 26, 2019
Oscar worthy pic.twitter.com/SKBPFfCjHa
— Kom Snow of House Stark (@dak0mish) September 26, 2019
So many grown ass adults in the replies that need the help line
— Agent of the Peep State. (@Syrinxfloofs) September 26, 2019
Are you irrationally angry at a child?— Sarah Colenbrander (@s_colenbrander) September 26, 2019
Are you inclined to comment ALL IN CAPS?
Is your Twitter profile picture an egg?
Don't worry! The Greta Thunberg Helpline is here for you. pic.twitter.com/nETvvtBPIW
It's the Greta Thunberg helpline, not the Greta Gerwig helpline... SUBLIME https://t.co/oTY863i4LA— Jo (@jojowiththeflow) September 26, 2019
This is amazing. I love how many old men you’re enraging, it gives me life. I’m here with you! 💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/bpRmnM4Cke
— 🦑 Captain Daggers McTimbers (@DaggerMcTimbers) September 26, 2019
Actual footage of adults attacking Greta Thunberg pic.twitter.com/MuXUiX4in8
— Ben ⧖ Stephens (@stephens_ben) September 26, 2019
Just beware of the comments, because there is an actual need for this helpline, clearly.