Julia-Hartley Brewer has received severe criticism over using the term “autistic” as an insult against the 19-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg.

In a contentious move, the 54-year-old TalkTV personality supported Andrew Tate during Tate’s Twitter argument with environmental activist Thunberg. Here’s what she tweeted:

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Who is Julia-Hartley Brewer?

Julia Hartley-Brewer was born on May 2, 1968.

Hartley-Brewer was educated at Oldfield Girls’ Comprehensive School in Bath and Woodhouse Sixth Form College in Finchley, north London. She graduated from Magdalen College in Oxford with a degree in philosophy, politics, and economics (PPE). Later, she attended Cardiff University’s School of Journalism where she pursued a diploma in journalism.

Hartley-Brewer began her career in journalism at the East London Advertiser in Bethnal Green. She later worked for the London Evening Standard as a news reporter and political correspondent before joining The Guardian, where she remained until September 2000.

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After that, she worked for the Sunday Express as a political correspondent, political editor from 2001 to 2007, and assistant editor (politics), where she also contributed a weekly opinion piece. In February 2011, she resigned from the Sunday Express.

Every Prime Minister Needs a Willie, a documentary about the history of British Deputy Prime Ministers, and The Worst Job in Politics, a documentary about the history of the Leader of the Opposition, were two political documentaries she presented and narrated for the television networks BBC Two and BBC Four in 2006.

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As of right now, Hartley-Brewer is featured on Talkradio, a talk radio station that debuted on March 21, 2016. From March 2016 to January 15, 2018, she hosted the weekday mid-morning show before switching to the weekday breakfast show. The Julia Hartley-Brewer Show, a one-on-one interview programme with guests, debuted on YouTube in September 2019 under the Talkradio brand.

Hartley-Brewer had long been a proponent of Brexit during the campaign in 2016. She tweeted about the climate crisis in September 2014: “I am not a flat earther. If there were any evidence that man is affecting climate change, I would accept that fact. There isn’t.”

Hartley-Brewer recently made news after she tried to insult activist Greta Thunberg by using the term “autistic” as a derogatory term. She later deleted the tweet after backlash but also defended her stance.