Greta Thunberg says Andrew Tate trolled her because he is 'threatened' by people like her
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Greta Thunberg has opened up about the Andrew Tate saga, suggesting that he trolled her because he's 'threatened' by people like her. You can watch a segment of the interview below:
To refresh your memory, on 28 December, Tate decided to throw shots at the 20-year-old climate activist by bragging about the pollution caused by his collection of cars.
While most people would be floored by that undeniable burn, the controversial media personality decided he wanted more and he clapped back with a cringe-worthy clip in which he suggested he wouldn't recycle his pizza boxes.
Little did Tate realise that the authorities were waiting to pounce on him and his brother, Tristan, as part of an investigation into alleged human trafficking, rape and organised crime.
And since the pizza boxes were from a Romanian restaurant, he accidentally revealed his location to the Directorate for Investigating Organized Crime and Terrorism (DIICOT), which was in charge of the arrest operation.
News outlet Gandul said at the time: "After seeing, including on social networks, that they were together in Romania, the DIICOT prosecutors mobilised the special troops of the Gendarmerie and descended, by force, on their villa in Pipera, but also on other addresses."
Thunberg had another dig at Tate following the news of his arrest on 29 December, writing: "This is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes."
The saga was brought up during an interview with ABC News' The View, where the activist was asked by host Ana Navarro: "Why are awful people like him so triggered by you?"
Thunberg replied: "I don’t know. I mean, you would think that those kinds of people could do better off using their time in some other way.
"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."
She went on to say: "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."
Point well made.