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Greta Thunberg changes Twitter name to ‘Sharon’ after game show error

Greta Thunberg has changed her name to Sharon on Twitter, in honour of a game show contestant who appeared to have no idea who she was.

While appearing at a game show, actor Amanda Henderson was asked to name the teenage climate activist.

Looking stumped, Henderson shook her head and guessed: “Sharon.”




A clip of her answer – and host John Humphrys’ deadpan response – has been viewed more than five million times.

Thunderberg changed her name on Twitter on Friday afternoon.

Coincidentally Friday was also  Thunderberg’s birthday. She celebrated her birthday by going to the weekly Fridays for Future climate protest outside the Swedish parliament building in Stockholm.



Last month, President Trump tweeted: “Greta must work on her anger management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill, Greta, Chill!”

To which Thunberg changed her bio to say she was “a teenager working on her anger management problem. Currently chilling and watching a good old fashioned movie with a friend”.

In October she changed her bio to “a kind but poorly informed teenager” – which was exactly how Russian President Vladimir Putin had described her.

Earlier, she changed her bio to say she was a “pirralha” – the Portuguese word for brat – after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro criticised her for highlighting the plight of Brazil’s indigenous people.

Her Twitter profile is pretty fun as she edits her profile accordingly.


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