TIME magazine has just named Swedish climate crisis and environmental activist Greta Thunberg its 2019 "Person of the Year" and the immediate responses are overwhelmingly positive -- for several reasons. Many are offering congratulations, saying it is well-deserved. But given the disgraceful and disgusting attacks the 16 year-old has endured from climate and science denying conservatives, some are enjoying the double-edged award because it "will trigger all the right people."
Here's TIME's announcement.
.@GretaThunberg is TIME's 2019 Person of the Year #TIMEPOY https://t.co/YZ7U6Up76v https://t.co/SWALBfeGl6— TIME (@TIME) 1576068259.0
Thunberg beat out President Donald Trump, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the Whistleblower, and the Hong Kong protestors.
Here's what some on social media are saying:
This will surely trigger the conservative non-climate change-believing snowflake crowd. Congratulations… https://t.co/uStSJMq9vA— 😷Karen66JANUARY202021 (@😷Karen66JANUARY202021) 1576069642.0
@JanHendrik85 @TIME @GretaThunberg I can think of an orange one in particular.— Carl Racki (@Carl Racki) 1576068686.0
"I felt a great disturbance in the Force, as if millions of middle-aged men suddenly cried out in impotent rage..." https://t.co/Oyue7ElpuV— David Llewellyn (@David Llewellyn) 1576068466.0
Lots of middle-aged middle-class white men feeling UTTERLY FURIOUS and yet can't quite explain why they are so thre… https://t.co/4w0oV07Njy— Catherine Kavanagh (@Catherine Kavanagh) 1576068569.0
this will annoy all the right people, and I am, as the kids say, here for it https://t.co/dsKm9SmwQa— Katie Martin (@Katie Martin) 1576068527.0
That sound you can hear in the distance isn't a public warning system slowly being cranked into life; it's the soun… https://t.co/1Hh6yTBH2m— Ben Stanley (@Ben Stanley) 1576068718.0
Congratulations @GretaThunberg! As the climate crisis intensifies, you are an indispensable moral conscience for… https://t.co/Z6bSxn6Dp2— Christiane Amanpour (@Christiane Amanpour) 1576069244.0
I honestly think this girl is absolutely amazing. She thoroughly deserves it. She's famous all over the world, not… https://t.co/Hl4UrRENY1— Dan Walker (@Dan Walker) 1576069243.0
.@GretaThunberg is the youngest person ever to be named @TIME’s Person of the Year. Bravo to her and to all the oth… https://t.co/H7NScLVEm1— Maria Shriver (@Maria Shriver) 1576069423.0
This will piss off all the worst people. Brilliant choice though - she's an inspiration. https://t.co/VlAfmPad7v— Benny Hunter (@Benny Hunter) 1576068624.0