Greta Thunberg responds to ‘brat’ insult by Brazilian far-right leader Bolsonaro

Andy Gregory
Climate activist changes her Twitter bio to contain the Portuguese word for "brat" after Bolsonaro insult: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

Greta Thunberg has responded to being called a “brat” by Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro.

The far-right leader branded Ms Thunberg pirralha, the Portuguese word for “brat”, after she voiced her concern over the slaughter of indigenous environmental protectors in the Brazilian Amazon.

The teenage climate activist gave an understated response, changing her Twitter bio to the Portuguese slur.

It mirrors her response to US president Donald Trump, in which she changed her profile to read ”a very happy young girl”, after he mocked her emotional speech at the UN.

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