Piers Morgan, an English broadcaster criticised young climate change activist, Greta Thunberg on Twitter on October 3. According to Morgan, "Thunberg has just been very angry about climate change." In his tweet, he further stated that she has "abused loads of adults" and that she is terrifying children. Greta Thunberg received a lot of appreciation and limelight after her speech on climate change at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). However, it has been reported that Greta Thunberg has also received lots of flak on the internet. Several other leaders have come to defend Thunberg on Twitter after Piers Morgan's statement.
What’s she done for peace, exactly? She’s got just very very angry about climate change, abused loads of adults & terrified millions of children. https://t.co/pSkufBJeuq— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 3, 2019
Leaders and celebrities like Zara Larsson and Adam Zwar came in defence of Thunberg on Twitter. They have mocked Morgan and stated that "Thunberg is angry because she cares."
"abused loads of adults" im SCRRREAMING https://t.co/RU3ijI5zb3— Zara Larsson (@zaralarsson) October 4, 2019
She just cited the science because the scientists weren't cutting through. And she was angry about it because she cares, not just about herself, but you as well. https://t.co/k4cksKjY76— Adam Zwar (@adamzwar) October 3, 2019
The Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg drew people's attention across the world after her powerful speech at the United Nations on climate change on September 23. She won the Right Livelihood Award, also known as the 'Alternative Noble Prize'. The 16-year old reportedly skipped school to sit outside the Swedish Parliament in defiance to protest about global warming. She promptly called the demonstration a ‘School strike for the climate'.
Here we go again...— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) September 25, 2019
As you may have noticed, the haters are as active as ever - going after me, my looks, my clothes, my behaviour and my differences.
They come up with every thinkable lie and conspiracy theory. (Thread->) pic.twitter.com/5rS2VpZj00