Jeremy Clarkson has been slammed after he made “weird” and “angry” comments about Great Thunberg.
It comes after the eighteen-year-old protested outside of the Cop26 Climate Change Conference.
Keep scrolling to find out exactly what he said…
Now, Greta Thunberg became one of the biggest names in the world.
And now, years later, the young activist continues to dominate headlines.
Her career started when she was only fifteen.
Starting one day in August 2018, a then fifteen-year-old Thunberg decided to skip school to sit outside Sweden’s Parliament in Stockholm with the simple sign, “Skolstrejk För Klimatet” – translating to “School Strike for Climate.”
She continued doing this every week.
And vowed to not stop until her government had done something about the climate change crisis.
And it didn’t take long for her message to catch on.
Suddenly, millions of people were inspired to also do the same.
People all over the world had taken to the streets to fight against climate change.
Her decision to protest peacefully has really changed the direction of the movement as a whole.
2019 was a whirlwind year for the teenager.
Thunberg attended numerous marches and protests all over the world and was even invited to the UN Climate Conference in New York, which she traveled to on a zero-emissions boat.
And during the event, she gave a scortching speech aimed at world leaders.
The activist blasted leaders and politicians for their lack of action regarding climate change.
“How dare you,” she exclaimed. “I shouldn’t be up here. 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?”
Her work was recognized globally…
And soon enough, she was declared as TIME’s Person of the Year for 2019.
Fast forward to 2021…
The now eighteen-year-old Thunberg has become a pioneer in pushing the movement forward along with other fellow activists including Vanessa Nakate, Ayakha Melithafa, and Xiye Bastida.
Her unwavering commitment to saving our planet continues to inspire people to live more sustainably every day.
But alongside her admirers are her critics…
And former POTUS, Donald Trump, is one of those vicious critics.
Of course, we all know that Thunberg didn’t agree with Donald Trump’s policies on climate change…
Especially when he made the decision to pull out of the vital Paris Climate Agreement.
The teenager has publicly slammed Trump on several occasions…
Which, of course, never went down well with the former hot-headed president!
Trump would often take to Twitter (before he was banned, of course) to slam and degrade Thunberg…
And in a very childish manner, the former president would enjoy tearing apart her name and legacy.
It was enough to drive anyone crazy…
But thankfully, Thunberg took it all with a pinch of salt and simply ignored Trump’s nasty comments until after the election.
During an interview in the United Kingdom, Thunberg was asked about the time she responded to Trump telling her to “chill” and “watch an old-fashioned movie” on Twitter.
For those who don’t remember, the activist tweeted back at Trump when he lost the election, saying: “Chill Donald, Chill!”
“I don’t see it as ‘I want revenge’ or something. I try, as much as I can, to not speak about individuals. Because that’s what they [politicians] do,” she said when asked about her catty response to the former POTUS.
She then added:
“But of course, it is very hilarious when they write and say these kinds of things. It’s a very clear sign that they are seeing the climate movement as threats, and rather than speaking about the climate crisis itself, they try to shift the subject to someone like me.”
The teenage climate activist recently attended the Cop26 Climate Change Conference.
Protesting outside, Thunberg hit out at all the leaders that attended the event.
She claimed that world leaders are only “pretending” to care about the ongoing issue.
“This COP26 is so far just like the previous COPs and that has led us nowhere,” she told people attending a rally near the conference in Glasgow. “They have led us nowhere. Inside COP there are just politicians and people in power pretending to take our future seriously.”
“Pretending to take the presence seriously of the people who are being affected already today by the climate crisis. Change is not going to come from inside there — that is not leadership.
“We say no more ‘blah blah blah.’ No more exploitation of people and nature of the planet. No more exploitation. No more whatever the fuck they’re doing inside there.”
Of course, her opinions caused a divide among people as some argued leaders were actually trying to help climate change while many others agreed with Thunberg.
We even saw some famous faces wading in on what Thunberg had to say… Including Jeremy Clarkson.
Clarkson took to the Sunday Times to share what he thought about Thunberg’s attendance at Cop26.
But while writing about how he believes Thunberg could “get results,” he made a comment that didn’t sit well with people…
Clarkson has been slammed online after he said that Thunberg needed a “smacked bottom.”
“I simply don’t get the Thunberg phenomenon,” he wrote. “She has no knowledge of how the world works, no manners and no letters after her name because instead of going to school, she’s been busy sailing round the world so she can be mardy and abusive to grown-ups.”
“What she needs is a smacked bottom.”
What do you think of his comment?