Greta Thunberg delivered immaculate snark on Twitter to celebrate her 18th birthday
If I were a teenage girl on the world stage bringing a message about the biggest issue to face our time only to be mocked and insulted by the actual President of the United States, I’d probably cry and hide under my bed. Good thing Greta Thunberg is a whole lot braver (and smarter) than people twice her age, because instead of shrinking back and giving up under such scrutiny, she dials up the snark like the absolute queen she is.
On the occasion of her 18th birthday, Thunberg took to Twitter with a tongue-in-cheek response to the ridiculous idea that up until now, she’s had adult handlers who tell her what to say and do. You see, when an adult is a giant moron incapable of the kind of revolutionary thinking Thunberg has displayed, they can’t fathom that it actually came from a teen girl and not a group of nefarious adults using her voice and image for their own ends. Her tweet is legit immaculate and I hope her haters are seeing it.
“Thank you so much for all the well-wishes on my 18th birthday!” she writes. “Tonight you will find me down at the local pub exposing all the dark secrets behind the climate- and school strike conspiracy and my evil handlers who can no longer control me! I am free at last!!”
LOL. High five, Greta. This is perfection.
Thunberg has clapped back at President Trump more than once. Like, many, many times. Because the idea of a teen girl far smarter than he is apparently makes the most powerful man in the world nervous to the point of mocking a teen girl. I guess once you’ve stood up to the POTUS, trolling other garden-variety internet idiots isn’t such a big deal.
Thunberg famously changed her Twitter bio in response to one of Trump’s first troll attacks on her. “A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future,” it read, mimicking his dumb words.
In a 2019 speech at the Climate Action Summit, Thunberg famously told the audience the toll climate change is taking on her generation. “This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here,” she said. “I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you? You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words and yet, I am one of the lucky ones. People are suffering.”
Thunberg is, of course, a lot more than snarky tweets aimed at the jerks who feel the need to troll a brilliant teenage girl, but when she comes out with that perfect remark, it’s impossible not to cheer her on. Happy Birthday, Greta!