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Greta Thunberg on cartoon depicting her being sexually assaulted: ‘This shows that we’re winning’

The disturbing cartoon was allegedly circulating among Canadian oil workers.

 

Brooke Sjoberg

IRL

Published Mar 1, 2020   Updated Jan 27, 2021, 3:36 pm CST

This article contains depictions of sexual assault.

A disturbing cartoon sticker depicting climate activist Greta Thunberg being sexually assaulted was “circulating among oil workers,” according to the Huffington Post.

The image shows the unclothed figure of a girl clearly labeled “Greta,” with braids being pulled back by large hands. Across the bottom of the image is the name of a Canadian oil drilling company, X-site Energy Services.

The Huffington Post reports that X-site said they “had nothing to do with the printing or distribution of the stickers.”

In response to the stickers being shared online, Thunberg expressed her view of what the sticker symbolized—her opposition is getting desperate.

“They are starting to get more and more desperate,” Thunberg wrote. “This shows that we’re winning.”

Despite Thunberg’s calm response, many of her supporters were rightly angry about the sticker’s creation.

“Those oil company execs who made that sticker of Greta Thunberg, A Child, engaging in sexual activity deserve to [be] fired,” Twitter user @Makennalynn_97 wrote in a tweet. “F*cking perverts.”

Many Twitter users pointed out that the sticker is especially horrific because she’s a child.

“F*cking oil company thinks they’re funny for depicting the sexual assault of a child huh?” One user wrote. “F*ck you, you are the reason this world is a piece of sh*t right now. That sticker was a petty and cowardly attempt at firing back at Greta and whoever drew it should be ashamed.”

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H/T: The Huffington Post

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*First Published: Mar 1, 2020, 7:46 pm CST