Greta Thunberg updates Twitter bio to include Putin criticism

Greg Nash

Greta Thunberg has updated her Twitter bio to include some of the language from remarks Russian President Vladimir Putin made earlier this week taking aim at the teen climate activist.

Her bio now reads, “A kind but poorly informed teenager.” Her remarks come after the Russian leader called her a “kind and very sincere girl” at an energy forum in Moscow on Wednesday and added that she was “poorly informed,” according to Sky News.

{mosads}“I may disappoint you but I don’t share the common excitement about the speech by Greta Thunberg,” Putin told attendees at the forum.

“No one has explained to Greta that the modern world is complex and different and … people in Africa or in many Asian countries want to live at the same wealth level as in Sweden,” he continued.

He also suggested that youth activists like Thunberg were being manipulated to fulfill other people’s interests during the forum, according to The Associated Press.

“But adults must do everything not to bring teenagers and children into some extreme situations,” Putin said, adding, “It’s deplorable when someone is using children and teenagers in their interests.”

Thunberg responded similarly to comments President Trump made in a tweet that appeared to mock her after her speech at the United Nations climate summit last month.

In a tweet posted hours after her emotional speech last month, Trump, who has long voiced skepticism about climate change, wrote of Thunberg: “She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see!”

Shortly after his tweet, the 16-year-old activist updated her Twitter bio to read, “A very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future.” 

Trump again targeted the teenage activist on Twitter on Thursday morning, retweeting a post that mocked Thunberg’s emotional plea to world leaders at the United Nations summit and called her an “actress.”

Tags climate activism Climate change Donald Trump Russia Social media Trump tweets Vladimir Putin

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