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Greta Thunberg Helpline launched for ‘middle-aged men’ who troll her

Greta Thunberg Helpline launched for 'middle-aged men' who are trolling her
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You might think that there’s literally nothing not to like about a teenage activist who is forfeiting her education to inspire an unprecedented climate change movement and ultimately attempt to save the world. But you’d be wrong.

Somehow Greta Thunberg’s incredible efforts have come under fire, notably from a sarcastic Donald Trump – though Greta well and truly got her own back – and a Fox News guest who described her as a ‘mentally ill child’.

And the bizarre nature of the backlash against Greta’s efforts has inspired a group of comedians to create a Greta Thunberg Helpline For Adults Angry At A Child.

TV personality Mark Humphries shared the video on Twitter, and it has since been viewed more than 14 million times. 

The ad tells viewers to call the helpline ‘before you go full caps lock in an article comment section’. Angry callers are told there will be someone waiting to ‘tolerate’ any adult who ‘needs to yell at a child for some reason’.

Thunberg herself retweeted the video, reassuring angry people to ‘Hang in there! Help is available’.

The Swedish activist has been in North America since appearing at a UN conference at which she gave a rousing speech demanding action from world leaders over climate change.

“You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the lucky ones,” she said.

“People are suffering. People are dying. Entire ecosystems are collapsing. We are in the beginning of a mass extinction, and all you can talk about is money and fairy tales of eternal economic growth. How dare you.”

Why do you think people are angry with Greta Thunberg? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Published by Oli Gross

Oli Gross is a writer and editor at Totally Vegan Buzz. His background is in local newspaper and magazine journalism, and his work has included reporting court cases, celebrity interviews, business analysis, food and drink features and government legislation. Oli’s career and personal ethical values both help shape his reporting of the diverse world of veganism. At Totally Vegan Buzz he specialises in breaking news and features on animal rights activism. Follow him on Twitter @Oli_Gross12

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