Piers Morgan accuses Greta Thunberg of ‘abusing adults’ after Nobel nod
Piers Morgan has hit out at Greta Thunberg after the climate change activist was tipped to win the Nobel Peace Prize.
The 16-year-old has been praised around the world for demanding action on global warming, with her recent speech at the UN summit going viral.
However it turns out the Good Morning Britain host isn’t a fan, and has taken a second to accuse her of ‘abusing loads of adults’.
Taking to Twitter, the 54-year-old quoted an article discussing the teenager’s Nobel hopes, fuming about the update.
He asked his 6.8million followers: ‘What’s she done for peace, exactly?
‘She’s got just very, very angry about climate change, abused loads of adults & terrified millions of children.’
This isn’t the first time Piers has come for Greta, previously hitting out at the activist for worrying kids into thinking the world is about to end.
Discussing her now infamous speech with Susanna Reid, he said: ‘She’s highly impressive, a 16-year-old girl who is so articulate, so passionate, I’ve got no problem with that and climate change is a very serious issue, I get it all.
‘There’s something I felt very uncomfortable watching it yesterday. It was all a bit melodramatic, end of the world, apocalyptic. I wonder the impact she’s now having on young people around the world watching this who must be thinking, “Oh my god, the world is literally about to end.” It’s not about to end.
‘I don’t want millions, if not billions, of young people watching Greta do that kind of speech and genuinely think the planet is literally about to end, because it isn’t. So climate change is serious, it should be dealt with, it’s an important issue, but it’s not end of the world stuff in the way she’s portraying it, in my opinion.’
When weather woman Laura Tobin explained that Greta isn’t exaggerating the urgency surrounding climate change, the host replied that her ‘overemotional’ nature made him ‘uncomfortable’.
He continued: ‘It’s an interesting debate. I just feel very uncomfortable that she has got Asperger’s so people who have Asperger’s or families who have people with Asperger’s, they don’t like it being depicted as a mental illness or anything like that. But it is something which does affect the way you perform, behave, react to things.
‘And I just watched this and she’s very young, and she seems very overemotional perhaps, maybe rightly as Laura says.
‘She is fearless but I’d say I’ve got concerns.
‘She has two very politically active parents. It’s if she’s being exploited.
‘They’re driving her as this global figure, is that healthy for her? Should she be back at school?’
The ITV star isn’t the only famous face chiming into the debate, with Jeremy Clarkson recently going so far as to brand Greta a ‘spoilt brat’ after she accused politicians of ruining her childhood.
A stance his own daughter called him out for…
Speaking in his column for The Sun, the 59-year-old ranted: ‘How dare you sail to America on a carbon fibre yacht that you didn’t build which cost £15million, that you didn’t earn, and which has a back-up diesel engine that you didn’t mention.
‘Pause for a moment to consider how soundly you sleep at night, knowing that adults are building and servicing and flying Sweden’s fighter planes. To keep you safe.
‘We gave you mobile phones and laptops and the internet. We created the social media you use every day and we run the banks that pay for it all.
‘So how dare you stand there and lecture us, you spoilt brat.’
Jezza acknowledged that something needs to be done over the planet heating up, but suggested the activist should ‘be a good girl, shut up and let everyone else get on with it’.
‘Because science is what will solve the problem eventually. Not scowling and having screaming ab-dabs every five minutes,’ he added.
‘Many thousands of people who you had the temerity to blame this week are trying to do exactly what you want.
‘So be a good girl, shut up and let them get on with it.’
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