The ABC’s comedy team, led by the indefatigable Mark Humphries, has released a hilarious social media spoof for Aussies furious at Greta Thunberg’s now famous UN climate speech on Monday.
It’s called the Greta Thunberg Helpline and is “for adults angry at a child”.
The hilarious video begins with The Chaser’s Charles Firth sitting on a sofa. “Hi, I’m a middle-aged man with an embarrassing problem,” Firth declares. “I get irrationally angry at a Swedish girl who wants to save the planet.”
Another older man then chimes in: “She’s just fuelling needless anxiety. She’s making the end of the world sound like it’s the end of the world.”
Check out the fun below:
THE GRETA THUNBERG HELPLINE:
For adults angry at a child. pic.twitter.com/JAtIKyG4Va
— Mark Humphries (@markhumphries) September 26, 2019
Even the wonderful Greta herself has re-tweeted the video:
However, judging by some of the social media reaction to the video that was posted last night, it does appear some people actually DO need a Greta Thunberg helpline.
Check out some of the vitriol below:
“I’m more mad the Left is using her as a shill. She’s completely incompetent when she’s not reading a script wrote by someone else.”
“I feel sad for her, that the adults responsible for her, who should want the best for her, exploit her in such a cruel manner. Whoever writes ‘her’ tweets, yes, you.”
“We’re frustrated Mark because we can see that she is being used by the industrialist elite in order to direct our politicians to give away our pensions to the industrialist elite. Using a young person in such a cynical way is beyond low.”
“If the claims of climate change alarmists had any merit, they wouldn’t have to make them through a 16-year old sock puppet who nobody is allowed to challenge.”
“She’s not trying to save the planet. She’s pushing an ideology she believes in and financed by who will take advantage out of its implementation.”
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