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Brazil President Bolsonaro Called Greta Thunberg a 'Brat,' and She Made It Her Twitter Bio

Thunberg's Twitter bio changed to read 'Pirralha,' the Portuguese word for 'brat.'

Raka Mukherjee | News18.com@RakaMukherjeee

Updated:December 11, 2019, 10:44 AM IST
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Brazil President Bolsonaro Called Greta Thunberg a 'Brat,' and She Made It Her Twitter Bio
Greta Thunberg/Brazil President Jair Messias Bolsonaro.

Greta Thunberg is back to trolling world leaders.

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro called Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg a "brat" on Sunday after the activist condemned the weekend killing of two indigenous people in the Amazon rain-forest.

The Guajajara tribal members were shot dead in the northeastern state of Maranhao on Saturday, taking to three the number of indigenous people killed in the area in recent weeks. Police are investigating the killings.

Addressing reporters outside his resident, Bolsonaro dismissed Thunberg as a "brat." “It’s amazing how much space the press gives this kind of pirralha,” had said, using a Portuguese word that loosely translates as “brat” or “pest”. Bolsonaro had initially failed to remember Thunberg​’s name, labelling her simply “that girl."

Soon after, Thunberg's Twitter bio changed to read 'Pirralha,' the Portuguese word for 'brat.'

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Alexandria Villaseñor, a 14-year-old climate activist who also signed the UN petition with Greta also changed her bio to include the word.

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This is not the first time that she's done this though.

She'd earlier changed her bio to say she was a 'A very happy young girl...' after US President Donald Trump had put out a tweet mocking her. She had also changed her bio to "A kind but poorly informed teenager," after Putin had criticized her speech.

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