Published On: Thu, Sep 26th, 2019

Greta Thunberg mocked for ‘simplistic’ climate change argument | World | News

Singaporean blogger Xiaxue – whose real name is Cheng Wendy – launched an attack on the Swedish schoolgirl and branded climate activists “starry-eyed idiots”. Xiaxue, 35, attacked Ms Thunberg after she delivered a passionate speech at the UN headquarters in New York.

Ms Thunberg told the assembly that delegates had “stolen” her dreams and childhood “with your empty words”.

The Swedish activist said: “We are in mass extinction. And all you can talk about is money and fairytales of eternal economic growth. How dare you.”

But Xiaxue accused Ms Thunberg of being one of “these young kids who are so freaking passionate over issues that they view so one-dimensionally”.

She said: “And who cares what children think seriously. When I was a kid I was an idiot and all these kids are starry-eyed idiots who say simplistic things like ‘why can’t we just not have wars’.

“Seriously, I feel secondhand embarrassment for her wtf she’s like… crying. For what ah? Is climate change gonna stop because of her crying? Let me know.“

But critics were quick to call out for her remarks.

READ MORE: Greta Thunberg a victim of ‘child abuse’ claims Aussie conservative

Another person posted: “Greta T is such a conservationist icon, she’s singlehandedly keeping xiaxue relevant.”

One added: “This is disgusting. What’s wrong with teenagers being hopeful? If she has this kind of awareness at a young age, who’s to say she can’t change the world when she’s older?

“All you need to start with is hope.”

But undeterred, the Instagram influencer hit back, saying: “That crying girl is cringe af and nothing you say can make me change my mind …

“You go about preaching to anyone who will listen, and I’m gonna continue thinking you kids are overly dramatic and brainwashed.”

Addressing her critics directly, she added: “You’r a slacktivist and a hypocrite.

“You care about plant Earth go do your part..but hey as long as it’s not at your inconvenience right?

“What’s the bare minimum amount to do before one is not considered a jerk?

“Is it not using a straws? Is it not supporting Greta when she is crying? Coz you know, I can pretend to agree with her and repost her s***t and say ‘Hear Hear she is so brave’ like every other influencer out there.” (sic)

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