Greta Thunberg says Andrew Tate is threatened by people like her
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The climate change activist has spoken publicly for the first time about her social media spat with the influencer that later saw him arrested in Romania.
During an interview with ABC’s The View, the Swede touched upon the climate crisis before weighing in about the former kickboxer.
She believes ‘trolls’ like him feel the need to mock environmental activists.
The 20-year-old said: “There are many, many problems in the world that we need people dealing with.
“But it seems like they feel so threatened or they feel like their worldview is so threatened by people like me - climate activists and environmental activists - speaking up that they feel like they need to silence us and mock us.
“That should be seen as a positive sign because that means that we are actually having an impact.
“Otherwise, they wouldn't be spending their time trolling us online.”
Thunberg royalty roasted Tate after he boasted about his carbon emitting car collection in December last year.
He tweeted to Thunberg: "This is just the start. Please provide your email address so I can send a complete list of my car collection and their respective enormous emissions."
But Thunberg came back at him with a tweet that now has over 3.7 million likes on Twitter.
She said: "Yes, please do enlighten me. Email me at smalld**[email protected]."
Tate responded to Thunberg in a video where he appeared in a silk robe while smoking a cigar.
The former Big Brother contestant went on a two-minute rant when he brought Jerry's Pizza boxes into the shot and joked that he would not be recycling the boxes.
It didn't take long for Romanian prosecutors to arrest him and his brother Tristan over a human trafficking investigation that began in April 2022.
As reported by The Independent, prosecutors said of the Tate brothers' arrest alongside two Romanian suspects: "The four suspects ... appear to have created an organised crime group with the purpose of recruiting, housing and exploiting women by forcing them to create pornographic content meant to be seen on specialised websites for a cost."
Following his arrest, Thunberg got the last laugh, as she tweeted: "This is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes."
Apparently, karma isn’t always a dish best-served cold.