Greta Thunberg Used Her 18th Bday To Flex Her Expert-Level Troll Skills & We Must Stan Forever

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Greta Thunberg, environmental activist and absolute queen, has used her 18th birthday to troll every single critic in one fell swoop.

The teenager has been brushing off criticism that she’s merely a puppet of darker forces (a.k.a. her parents) since she began the school strike for the climate movement at just 15 years old. Ya know, because no teenager would be bothered to advocate for climate change action, right?

As of January 3, Greta is officially 18 years old, making her a legal adult in her home country of Sweden.

“Thank you so much for all the well-wishes on my 18th birthday!” she said on social media.

“Tonight you will find me down at the local pub exposing all the dark secrets behind the climate- and school strike conspiracy and my evil handlers who can no longer control me.

“I am free at last!”

Also, she wore a jumper that said ‘Flat Mars Society’, a reference to a 2017 Elon Musk tweet which asked, as there was a Flat Earth Society, why there was no ‘Flat Mars Society’? (Plot twist: the Flat Earth Society responded, saying it was because Mars had been ‘observed’ to be round.)

Greta is no stranger to trolling her trolls. After she was named TIME’s Person of the Year in 2019, US President Donald Trump told her to “chill” and to “work on her anger management problem”.

Eleven months later, when Trump was taking part in his daily rage about disproven voter fraud, Greta served his tweet right back to him.

In an interview to mark her 18th birthday, Greta told the Sunday Times magazine that she isn’t interested in telling people not to fly or avoid having children to save the planet.

When asked about celebs who promote climate action but then jet around the world, she said:

“I don’t care. I’m not telling anyone else what to do, but there is a risk when you are vocal about these things and don’t practise as you preach, then you will become criticised for that and what you are saying won’t be taken seriously.”

And when it comes to avoiding having kids – which studies have found to be the most powerful lifestyle choice a person can make in fighting climate change – Greta said she doesn’t subscribe to the belief that we should all just stop procreating.

“I don’t think it’s selfish to have children,” she said. “It is not the people who are the problem, it is our behaviour.”

Happy birthday, legend.