Greta Thunberg has shown not even the might of China’s state media can get her down.
She made a damning comment on an article posted by China’s media commenting on her weight.
The climate activist tweeted a link detailing the article on China Daily’s website. She said being fat-shamed by Chinese state-owned media is a pretty weird experience even by her standards. But it is definitely going on her resume, she further added.
In the article, Ms Thunberg is called an environmental princess and is mocked for her weight. The article has come after she called on to reduce more emissions to China.
“Although she claims to be vegan, judging from the results of her growth, her carbon emission is not very small.” The writer Tan Ge originally posted the article before China Daily published it on his social media post.
Moreover, it also accused her of having double standards. It further clarified while calling out China before criticising the American and European way of life. Stating that both the countries have a lifestyle that pollutes the Earth most.
The article said the 18-year old had become an idol of many young people. It further added to tell the story of the environmental protection saint with the pious voice like it was worship.
It also criticised the University of Winchester erecting a bronze statue of Thunberg. The writer also claimed that the princess has never planted a tree or a piece of grass in the desert.
Adding that instead, she ran around and held a lot of protest posters, which polluted the environment.
Greta Thunberg and Chinese Media
The piece was a reaction to Ms Thunberg’s tweeting an article stating China’s annual emission. It said that China’s emissions surpassed those of all developed nations combined in 2019, for the first time.
The teenager has previously enraged China by standing up for Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong several times.
Chinese social media users blamed her for falling for Hong Kong secessionist Joshua Wong’s PR stunt in 2020. After impulsively joining his request for China to free 12 jailed protestors.
Thunberg is also no stranger to deriding influential people, often getting flack from Donald Trump when he was president.