Greta Thunberg is speaking out about a graphic sticker with the name “Greta” on it linked to the Alberta Oil Company.
Greta Thunberg responded to a tweet that wrote:
Someone DREW A CARTOON of Greta Thunberg, a teenager, being violently raped. Naturally, some oilfield companymen decided to PRINT IT ON A PROMO STICKER WITH THEIR LOGO. Men love to laugh
Greta quoted the tweet and added:
They are starting to get more and more desperate…
This shows that we’re winning.
Huffpost reports Greta Thunberg has seen the disgusting sticker linked to an Alberta oilfield company that appears to depict the climate activist being sexually assaulted.
While many Canadians were outraged on her behalf, the 17-year-old climate activist has managed to find a positive way to look at it.
“They are starting to get more and more desperate…” she tweeted on Saturday. “This shows that we’re winning.”
The stickers, reading “X-Site Energy Services,” were handed out as promotional material to be worn at jobs sites, a worker told HuffPost Canada. The decal depicts a naked woman and two hands pulling her braids, with the word “Greta” written across her back.
Michelle Narang, a resident of Rocky Mountain House in west-central Alberta, first brought attention to the decal on Facebook.
She ended up calling Doug Sparrow, a general manager at X-Site, to ask him if he was aware of what the sticker, which appeared to depict the rape of a minor.
“She’s not a child, she’s 17,” he responded, Narang says.
While the sticker is incredibly offensive, the RCMP said on Friday that it doesn’t constitute as child pornography. Child pornography is defined as the visual representation of a person under the age of 18 either engaged or depicted to engage in sexual activity.
Police said even with the word “Greta” written on it, it can’t be stated with certainty that the sticker is supposed to depict Thunberg.
“We also don’t feel it’s appropriate, of course, but it isn’t a criminal matter,” RCMP Supt. Gerald Grobmeier told HuffPost on Friday.