Greta Thunberg, a 19-year-old activist from Sweden, is now enjoying her newfound fame following a recent conflict with mixed martial artist Andrew Tate. After Tate called her out on Twitter with the obvious goal of offending her with his expensive automobile collection and their carbon emissions, Thunberg made news. Tate was ultimately detained by Romanian authorities for an alleged human trafficking case after Thunberg’s response to his call-out went viral.

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Elon Musk, the CEO of Twitter, was drawn to the commotion that the argument generated on the social media site and he referred to Thunberg as “awesome.” “The level of brand awareness Greta has amassed in just a few years is astonishing. To be honest, I think she’s cool,” he tweeted. Musk’s discovery stoked even more discussion about how seriously the teenager was taking the fight against climate change, which some claim was actually paid for.

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Musk’s authenticity test

“Key test for authenticity is how someone is in live back and forth discussion where canned speeches don’t work.”The billionaire suggested that this would be achievable on Twitter Spaces and questioned whether Thunberg had ever participated in a discussion there. Musk was replying to a tweet that stated the money going into the teen’s activism is being “paid and trained to create a narrative.”

Many times, according to several other users, Thunberg was given a question but declined to respond because she was unprepared.

The Andrew Tate and Greta Thunberg Twitter spat

Greta Thunberg was previously tagged in a tweet by media personality Andrew Tate, who has previously made misogynistic and far-right remarks, boasting about his collection of “33 cars” and their “enormous emissions.” In response, Greta Thunberg asked him to enlighten her and gave a fake email address for the purpose.

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Then Andrew Tate posted a video showing himself enjoying a cigar, sporting a Versace robe, and receiving two boxes of Jerry’s Pizza from a well-known Romanian business. Greta Thunberg’s gender was questioned by Andrew Tate, who also called her derogatory names.

“I’m obviously a stranger to online controversy, it’s not something I often do, but now the mainstream press is commenting on the fact that I was informing Greta that my very extensive car collection with internal combustion engines that run on dead dinosaurs have an enormous emission profile, and she replied by telling me her own email address. Greta’s email address I have small d**k energy. What would that be your own email address, Greta? Strange,” Tate responded.