Famous Swedish opera singer Malena Ernman defends her daughter Greta Thunberg as criticism mounts on social media in Sweden.... TRANSLATED FROM SWEDISH MEDIA
Greta Thunberg was hailed by the great power of people last year - but at the same time criticism has flared up in social media. Now her mom Malena Ernman came out and dto efend her daughter. - ''There are many who do not want Greta to be heard,'' she says to Aftonbladet newspaper.
16-year-old Greta Thunberg with her school strike and speeches for the environment has become a world celebrity. But attention has also led to some people asking questions. Now answers come from her mother, opera singer Malena Ernman, about the criticism in a post on Facebook.
In a post on Facebook Malena writes that she wants to clarify some of what is written about her daughter Greta Thunberg in Sweden and internationally. Some of the issues she raises is that the idea to the attention of school strike would come from parents and Greta Thunberg would be paid by any organization. to answer the questions, the Swedish opera singer said that is not the case, but that the idea for the school strike came from Bo Thoren Fossil Free Dalsland, which should have contacted Greta and other youth .
When the others did not want to do it, Greta did it herself in the school strike, which her parents discouraged . Malena also points out that Greta Thunberg acted on her own. She explains that Greta supports some non-profit organizations, and she recently has received some professional help to manage international press inquiries.
However she says that Greta has not been paid ONE PENNY and that no one planned or encouraged her to do what she does.
Thunberg has attracted attention because she sat outside the parliament with a sign that reads "School strike for the climate." In 2018, she became even a world celebrity, especially after she gave a speech at the UN climate conference in Katowice. The speech has become a viral clip in social media.
In her message on Facebook, Malena says: "all those who criticizes me or my daughter have one thing in common and that is that they do not understand the climate crisis full meaning.
Greta Thunberg, 16, was noticed both nationally and the international previous year when she decided themselves in order to truant from the school and to strike outside the parliament in order to the conscious climate problem.
But the reactions has not only been positive.
Among other things, the authenticity has in her commitments been questioned repeatedly of persons in social mediums.
Now, her mum goes, the oper asinger Malena Ernman, comes out and defends its daughter in a contribution on Facebook. “there is nobody that has planned or encouraged her to do it she do. And she has no links to something that not - to our awareness - is eliminating non-profit activity.
Our family has together written a book about the climate that acts Greta and her sister Beata and how they have aroused our commitment in among other things the climate problem”, she writes among other things. “do not want to that Greta will sound” certain has meant that Greta got compensation of environment organisations, something that be repudiated of Ernman.
She means that the book “scenes from the heart” is a clear evidence on the daughter's commitments. “when it was given out so told we clear that all possible profit comes to go to different organisations that work with climates, environment, animal correct and children with special needs. There, one can read among other things about how Gretas climate interest began and how it come to change the life for the whole our family.
It is in paperback to so near cost prices that it are possible.” The artist uses to avoid to refute criticism in social mediums but sees himself forced to do an exception. – now has it been built up so many awkward and entire erroneous statements during a so long time and then must one unfortunately go in and to refute it.
It should not be needed but entirely clear is the majority that do not want to that Greta will sound, she says to Nöjesbladet. “brave girls” persons has also questioned why the parents has let Greta truant from the school in order to strike outside the parliament. “we as parents discouraged her and said that we not could to support her since we must ensure that she goes to school”, writes Ernman in Facebook-inlägget.
Afterwards, she knows only pride over the commitment. – we are of course hugely proud over our daughters Beata and Greta. Judgement is two very brave girls. I desire that I been equally wise and strong as they when I where in their age. Or even now, says Malena Ernman. Although it has been a great part criticism so is the artist certain about that it will come some good from it entire. – the reactions has also been positive.
I do not believe I a seen individual contribution as acted about the climate with so many divisions in Sweden. So it is hugely optimistic.
I believe we are at the start of a big waking up.
Gretas own words according to Ernman has objections against the daughter been done due to the fact that she “only” is 16 years. “but it is easily loose! Nobody needs to listen on Greta. It is enough with that we listen on all that stunned amount research that she reviews to and is paid from. For nothing of it Greta says is new. It has been said of countless researchers time on time on time.
The problem is that almost nobody shilly-shallied listen. And that they that still actually do not want to that we listen continues to find all possible reasons to that it will remain so. ”, she writes in the contribution. Greta Thunberg takes the alone criticism with quiet and announces via the mum's social mediums: “all judgement that expresses criticism has a thing common and it is that they do not understand climate crisis even full meaning and do one not it so seems of course it I do as entirely unintelligible. It had I self-evidently counted with”, she writes.
Gretas strike for the climate – it I wanted to achieve with the strike where that few attention in the media and that it would be rewritten the climate problem. It has I succeeded with little anyway, she said to Nöjesbladet then. Since the noticed the school strike so has Greta among other things spoken at UN: s climate tip meeting in Polish Katowice and inspired environment campaigns the world over. Her commitments has also done that she recently ended up Times list over the world's most influential young people. – it is unintelligible, it does not go correctly to understand. It feels as that one photoshoppat in my name in these articles. But it feels also good that it is one climate people on that list, she has ordered Nöjesbladet.''