Adults can be so childish sometimes ― especially when it comes to outrage aimed at teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg.
Comedy writers Evan Williams and Mark Humphries have brilliantly captured how ridiculous grown-ass humans look when they express their frustrations with the 16-year-old Swede in a hilarious sketch about a helpline for adults who, well, want to complain about Thunberg.
“If you’re a grown adult who needs to yell at a child for some reason, the Greta Thunberg helpline is here to tolerate you,” the hilarious video’s voice-over says.
Thunberg herself has even endorsed the sketch, retweeting the video Thursday with the caption “Hang in there! Help is available.”
The video’s content is presumably inspired by recent attacks made on Thunberg by President Donald Trump, Fox News host Laura Ingraham and Daily Wire journalist Michael Knowles ― the latter of which called the activist, who has Asperger’s syndrome, “mentally ill” during an appearance on Fox News’ “The Story.” The network apologized for Knowles’ remark on Monday.
The bile slung at Thunberg even inspired the activist herself to take time out of her busy schedule of lobbying world leaders on climate change Wednesday to address all the hate, calling them out for attacking “my looks, my clothes, my behaviour and my differences.”
“It seems they will cross every possible line to avert the focus, since they are so desperate not to talk about the climate and ecological crisis,” Thunberg wrote in the viral thread, adding, “I honestly don’t understand why adults would choose to spend their time mocking and threatening teenagers and children for promoting science, when they could do something good instead.”