Twitter boss and billionaire Elon Musk has called climate activist Greta Thunberg “cool” following her recent spat with influencer Andrew Tate and her arrest by Romanian police.
Speaking to the microblogging platform, Mr Musk wrote: “The brand awareness that Greta has achieved in a few years is staggering. I think she’s cool tbh.”
The brand awareness that Greta has achieved in just a few years is staggering. I think she’s cool tbh.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 30 December 2022
Controversial media personality Andrew Tate, known for his misogynistic and far-right slurs, had tagged the Swedish activist in a tweet highlighting his collection of “33 cars” and their “huge emissions”. her and provided her with an abusive fake email address.
The 36-year-old influencer then posted a video of herself in a Versace dress smoking a cigar and receiving two boxes from Jerry’s Pizza, a well-known Romanian chain. Tate questioned Thunberg’s gender and insulted her with hateful remarks.
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“Obviously I’m no stranger to online controversy, it’s not something I do often, but now the mainstream press is commenting on me informing Greta that my very extensive collection of combustion engine cars running on dead dinosaurs has a huge show profile , and she responded by telling me her own email address. Greta’s email address I have a little d**k energy. What would that be your own email address, Greta? Weird,” he continued. “I mean , I will not assume his gender. It’s 50/50,” he said.
Andrew Tate was arrested by Romanian authorities on December 30 on suspicion of human trafficking, rape and forming an organized criminal group, according to Reuters. According to several reports, the pizza box helped the police close in on Mr. Tate’s location.