Priyanka Chopra thanks Greta Thunberg for 'much-needed punch in the face'; Rohit Sharma calls her an inspiration
The Swedish teen activist took a sabbatical from studies to spread awareness about climate change.
In her speech, the 16-year-old slammed the world leaders for betraying her generation by failing to tackle greenhouse gas emissions. In her speech, she emphasised that the world is waking up and that change is coming, whether we like it or not. Her teary eyes and angry voice asking the world "How Dare You?" resonated with millions around the world.
“Right here, right now is where we draw the line. The world is waking up. And change is coming, whether you like it… https://t.co/e8hSJKO2cU— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) 1569265197000
The Swedish teen has become the global face of the growing youth movement against climate inaction, and has taken a sabbatical from her studies to spread awareness about climate change. And in the process, she has become the role model for millions of teens across latitudes.
And it's not just teens who have found a hero in the young activist. Back home in India, Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra thanked Thunberg for this 'much-needed punch in the face'. She wrote that a push like this was much needed to save the planet .
Thank you @gretathunberg for giving us the much needed punch in the face, for bringing your generation together and… https://t.co/7UigKv4uOo— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) 1569307601000
Team India opener Rohit Sharma called Thunberg an inspiring for the younger generation. He urged the world leaders to take some action.
Leaving the saving of our planet to our children is utterly unfair. @GretaThunberg, you're an inspiration. There ar… https://t.co/xVbNn2MKcG— Rohit Sharma (@ImRo45) 1569305311000
'Veere De Wedding' actor Swara Bhaskar, who often tweets on topical issues, lauded the 'brave, young girl'.
#howdareyou Watch this brave young girl say it like it is! #GoGreta @GretaThunberg ♥️ https://t.co/UM1FFhVAI0— Swara Bhasker (@ReallySwara) 1569303601000
Syed Zeeshan Quadri, writer and co-screenplay writer of 'Gangs of Wasseypur', also had a good word about Thunberg's speech.
Well Said!!! Great Speech by @GretaThunberg let's get united & spread awareness about climate change because tog… https://t.co/TcoSxktBA3— @Syed Zeeshan Quadri (@zeishan_quadri) 1569323737000
Meanwhile, on Monday, the US President Donald Trump tried trolling Thunberg and her climate change speech. The followers weren't too happy about 'him picking on a teenager'.
She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see! https://t.co/1tQG6QcVKO— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 1569296172000