Climate change activist Greta Thunberg has certainly been making a name for herself in recent weeks.
Chances are, you’ll have heard about 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg by now. If not, you might want to come out from under your rock.
After the much-publicised youngster sailed across the Atlantic to speak at the UN summit on climate change, Greta Thunberg has not only become a global figure but an internet meme as well.
Her hard-hitting message about the severity of climate change and the desperate need for action has caught the attention of many and her well-known dislike of Donald Trump has spawned a glorious meme that will likely go down in internet history.
Who is Greta Thunberg?
Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who is bringing the issues of global warming to the forefront of the news headlines.
Greta, who has the condition Aspergers, has risen to prominence in recent months for her much-publicised work combatting climate change and demanding action that could help prolong the life of our planet.
Earlier in 2019, Greta embarked on a cross-Atlantic journey using only renewable energy sources in order to speak at the UN summit on climate change in late September where she gave a damning and passionate speech that will no doubt go down in history.
Origins of the death stare meme
Being the President of the United States, Donald Trump unsurprisingly made an appearance at the summit and in doing so, alongside Greta has created a glorious meme with plenty of hilarious potential.
At the summit, Greta was seen scowling at the controversial President with enough ferocity to summon up the phrase ‘if looks could kill.’
Naturally, the iconic image has been quickly repurposed by social media users to hilarious effect.
— Ben Couvin (@geo_benco) September 24, 2019
Ok, let’s look at some memes
The internet was not slow in making most of its opportunity to comedify the iconic image and a number of memes, several of which can be found below, appeared online.
— Category 5 Narcissist (@russki_free) September 24, 2019
— ashley seashore (@aseashore) September 24, 2019
Someone already made a meme out of it . pic.twitter.com/m1bt7EaWsV
— Dante (@TripleJoker) September 24, 2019
Sending you off with a fantastic Greta Thunberg x Trump meme.
Good night, folks! pic.twitter.com/1cIyX2FwE9
— FHS Badger (@FHSBadger) September 23, 2019
And of course, after Greta’s hard-hitting speech, this gif also takes on plenty of memeable potential.
— Blouk (@bloukBlouk) September 24, 2019
Understandably, you don’t get on the wrong side of conservatives without getting untold amounts of online hate.
Naturally, among all of the death stare memes on Twitter, there’s an awful lot of hateful messages and memes directed at Greta but this if a brilliant response from one Twitter user.
— Dylan Holmes (@PolitcalDM) September 25, 2019