Greta Thunberg Scolds World Leaders (Again) For Wanting To Use Her For Fame
Once again, Greta Thunberg is exasperated by “presidents, prime ministers, kings, and princesses,” as she claims they only want to increase their fame by being in a photo with her.
During her new series made for Swedish radio during the coronavirus lockdown, Thunberg revealed that the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, had waited to take a selfie with her at the UN climate gathering in New York.
The teenage climate advocate said that she was critical and wary of the way high-ranking figures and officials treated her after her viral UN speech. She claimed, “presidents, prime ministers, kings, and princesses came and wanted to talk to me.” She said that whenever they see her, they only see a chance that they could take a photo with her and post on their Instagram account with the hashtag #savetheplanet. “It seemed as if they had forgotten for a moment to be ashamed that their generation had let future generations down,” Thunberg continued, back in character as the teenage climate advocate who hates everyone older than her.
In a follow-up made to the BBC, Thunberg said that she had a dislike for politicians like Merkel who seek to use her for fame. “To be fair, it was not only her, it was many,” the teenager said, when asked about Merkel. “And those kinds of things happen all the time. People just want to stand next to me and other climate activists.” She said that the politicians could post about it on their social media to make them look good and make it seem like they care.
A few weeks later, Thunberg hit the news again after issuing another “warning” to world leaders, saying that they should be careful of their actions. “We will make sure we put world leaders against the wall” if they do not do what she tells them to do.
17-year-old Swedish Greta Thunberg first made headlines at the UN Climate Action Summit last year when she delivered her “how dare you” speech, where she called out world leaders and politicians and blamed them for climate change.
“How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones. People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. You are failing us. But the young people are starting to understand your betrayal. The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us, I say: We will never forgive you,” then 16-year-old Thunberg threatened.