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Greta Thunberg changes her twitter name to ‘Sharon’ over a popular game show goof-up

Greta Thunberg changes her twitter name to ‘Sharon’ over a popular game show goof-up
Greta Thunberg at the EU Parliament. Via Flicker

Greta Thunberg, the teen activist who became the face for the fight against climate change, has yet again entertained Twitteratis by changing her name into ‘Sharon’. 

On Thursday during the BBC quiz show Mastermind, the host John Humphrys asked actor Amanda Henderson a question that went viral soon after. Humphrys had asked the following question, “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?”

Stumped by the question the actor shook her head and took a wild guess, answering it as “Sharon?”

The question accompanied by the actor’s reaction and answer went viral quickly on twitter. A clip of her answer – and host John Humphrys’ deadpan response – has been viewed more than five million times before finding its way to Thunberg. She responded enthusiastically to the whole thing by changing her twitter name to “Sharon”.  

She also updated her Twitter bio to indicate that she is 17 years old now. The inspiring teenager is reported to have her birthday celebrated by attending the weekly Fridays for Future climate protest outside the Swedish parliament building in Stockholm.

This is not the first time Thunberg is known for having fun with her Twitter profile as a symbol of response. Last year when the US President Donald Trump tweeted: “Greta must work on her anger management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill, Greta, Chill!”, she responded by editing her bio to say she was “a teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend”.

She had similar run-ins with Russian president Vladimir Putin and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as well.

Fun and games apart Thunberg continues to be vociferous against climate change inspiring the new generation take action and question the current world leaders.

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