Greta Thunberg Deletes Social Media Post After Uproar
As world leaders continue to come up with a solution to combat climate change, the young Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg, once again caused a stir on social media. In a recent tweet, the 18-year-old Thunberg posted images of her holding a pro-Palestine sign while standing alongside other activists. The controversial post, which was captioned “Week 270. Today we strike in solidarity with Palestine and Gaza,” sparked a flurry of responses from critics who accused her of promoting anti-Semitism.
Climate cult ringleader Greta Thunberg deleted her vile tweet in support of Hamas terrorists.
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) October 20, 2023
In the photo, Thunberg can be seen holding a light blue stuffed octopus, which has been a historical symbol of anti-Semitism. The choice of the octopus, alongside her support for the pro-Palestine movement, has caused many to question her motives and moral standing. The backlash was swift, with many calling out the young activist for her ignorant decision. Despite the widely-known consequences that come with posting offensive content, Thunberg billed her choice of words and photo as a means to show compassion.
Greta Thunberg knew what she was doing. pic.twitter.com/pfYrcrg3US
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) October 20, 2023
In a subsequent post, Thunberg apologized profusely for the prior post, claiming that she had no idea that the stuffed animal could be interpreted as a symbol of hate. She explained that she adopted the octopus as a form of communication, based on its use by people with autism – a condition she battles with and is often vocal about.
This is not the first time Thunberg has been embroiled in social media controversy. Earlier in the year, she posted a photo of herself wearing a t-shirt advocating for the Antifa movement, a far-Left anti-fascist group accused of promoting violence. The post sparked an uproar, prompting the activist to take it down and release a statement reiterating her stand against violence. The statement also saw her urging her followers to support the numerous organizations that she mentioned in her latest post.
Climate change activist celebrity Greta Thunberg has deleted a pro-Gaza photo after people pointed out the use of a blue octopus toy prop in the background. Historical Nazi propaganda depicted a Jewish octopus with tentacles all over the world. pic.twitter.com/dfjv3swEUG
— Andy Ngô ️ (@MrAndyNgo) October 20, 2023
Despite her apologies, Thunberg’s latest post caused an uproar, with many calling her out for glorifying terrorism. One supporter dubbed her a “huge disappointment,” adding that she should be aware of the atrocities committed by Hamas and Jihad. In retaliation, even the state of Israel took to social media to condemn the activist. In a tweet, Israel scoped at her, pointing out that the crafted missiles used by Hamas could have easily ended her own life.
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) October 20, 2023
In conclusion, it is essential to note that while Thunberg may have good intentions backing her causes, her ignorance and lack of awareness concerning sensitive issues have continued to damage her reputation. Instead of promoting anti-Semitic and violent ideologies, she should aim to spread a message of unity and peace.