Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg jokingly changed her name on Twitter this week after a television contestant accidentally called her “Sharon.”
Amanda Henderson, an actress who plays Robyn Miller in “Casualty,” appeared on the BBC quiz show “Celebrity Mastermind” this week. Host John Humphries asked her: “The 2019 book entitled ‘No One Is Too Small To Make A Difference’ is a collection of speeches made by a Swedish climate change activist. What’s her name?”
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Henderson appeared to have no idea that Thunberg was the answer, and she guessed “Sharon?”
Clips from the show quickly went viral on Twitter, and #Sharon was among Twitter’s trending topics in the United Kingdom.
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This is not the first time the climate activist, who celebrated her 17th birthday Friday, has used her Twitter account for a joke.
Last month, Thunberg updated her twitter bio to describe her as “a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future” after President Trump used the phrase to mock her following her speech at the United Nations climate summit.
Thunberg also changed her Twitter bio last year to read “A kind but poorly informed teenager” after Russian President Vladimir Putin called her a “kind and very sincere girl” at an energy forum in Moscow, but added that she was “poorly informed.”
Thunberg changed her bio to read: “Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend,” and “teenager working on her anger management problem” after Trump again criticized her after she was named Time magazine’s “Person of the Year.” At the time, Trump called on Thunberg to “work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend!”
So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill! https://t.co/M8ZtS8okzE
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2019