Greta Thunberg sexually explicit image: Activist says critics are 'getting more and more desperate'

A post has been circulating on social media since February 27 depicting her in a sex position


                            Greta Thunberg sexually explicit image: Activist says critics are 'getting more and more desperate'
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Teen environmentalist activist Greta Thunberg has responded to the sexual graphic decal of her. A post has been circulating on social media since February 27 depicting Thunberg in a sex position with the logo of X-Site Energy Services on the bottom. Taking to Twitter, Thunberg said: “They are starting to get more and more desperate…This shows that we’re winning.” 

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According to HuffPost, the drawing shows a naked woman from the back and says 'Greta' with a man's hands pulling her braids. The sticker also has the logo of X-Site Energy Services, an oilfield company in Alberta, Canada. Talking about the horrifying graphic, X-Site’s general manager, Doug Sparrow, defended saying the company had nothing to do with the decal. According to CityNews, he said, "It’s not from X-Site or any employee, someone has done this. That’s all I know."

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Sparrow also added the entire situation was sickening and he shut down his Facebook and Linkedin page because of the negative comments.

Meanwhile, Velocity, a printing company in Red Deer, has been accused of printing the stickers. A representative told HuffPost that X-Site was their previous client, but the work history of the company showed Velocity had not printed the sticker. 

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A New York Post report said an Alberta resident, Michelle Narang, warned the sticker being circulated after she received the image from a friend in the oil industry. A petition has begun online calling for the company's executives to resign and offer a public apology. As of Saturday, it has received over 2,628 signatures. 

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Talking about the image, Lela Sharon Aheer,  Canada’s Minister of Culture called the sticker, "deplorable".  "The graphic in this article is completely deplorable, unacceptable and degrading,” Aheer tweeted. “This is not what our province stands for. Whoever is responsible should be ashamed and apologize immediately."

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Thunberg rose to popularity through her weekly Friday protest outside the Swedish parliament a year ago, inspiring millions of people across the world to take to the streets in an effort to demand an emergency action on climate change from their governments.