Mumbai: Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut on Wednesday called Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg dumb and a spoilt brat for tweeting in favour of the farmers’ protest in India.
“We stand in solidarity with the #FarmersProtest in India,” Greta tweeted early on Wednesday, according to India time.
— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) February 2, 2021
Greta’s tweet came in reaction to a news piece on the CNN website that reads: “India cuts internet around New Delhi as protesting farmers clash with police.”
Replying to Greta’s tweet, Kangana wrote on Twitter: “No fancy activists will talk about genuine environmentalist our own grandma… but they will definitely promote dumb and a spoilt brat ?@GretaThunberg? who is being used by entire left lobby and in return she gets to skip her education and school.”
No fancy activists will talk about genuine environmentalist our own grandma … but they will definitely promote dumb and a spoilt brat @GretaThunberg who is being used by entire left lobby and in return she gets to skip her education and school. https://t.co/vbN5yJt897
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) February 3, 2021
By “grandma”, Kangana refers to the 105-year-old R Pappammal, an organic farmer from Coimbatore, who was honoured with the Padma Shri for agriculture this year.
Earlier, according to an IANS report on Tuesday, the CNN news piece had prompted international pop sensation Rihanna to write: “Why aren’t we talking about this?! #FarmersProtest.”
— Rihanna (@rihanna) February 2, 2021
Kangana had immediately retorted by calling Rihanna a fool and a dummy.