PIERS Morgan and Susanna Reid clashed over Greta Thunberg after he called her “unstable” and said her parents should send her back to school.
Climate change activist Greta, 16, shed tears on Monday during a passionate speech at the UN Climate Summit, as she slammed world leaders for “stealing my childhood”.
The 16-year-old has been diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, selective mutism and OCD.
Piers said he felt “uncomfortable” during her speech, knowing she has come from a “damaged background which should not be ignored”.
But Susanna told GMB viewers she found it difficult listening to Piers criticise her, insisting it is “very unfair”.
She said: “I find it very uncomfortable you criticising her, I think describing her as ‘unstable’ it is very unfair.”
Piers interrupted her, once again calling Greta “unstable”.
Trying to speak over him she added: “But you get upset when people criticise President Trump when he’s in full flow and being unstable.”
Piers replied he doesn’t feel uncomfortable criticising her because her parents have put her on a global stage.
“If your parents are going to put you on a global stage and encourage you to be a political activist on this issue, then you have to accept some criticism and you have to accept some scrutiny,” he said sternly.
“If you don’t feel comfortable to the extent of her getting criticised, then she should step aside and go back to school.”
WHO IS GRETA THUNBERG?
Greta Thunberg is a 16-year-old climate change activist from Sweden.
She grabbed the world’s attention when she staged a School Strike for Climate in front of the Swedish Parliament in August 2018.
The young activist sailed across the Atlantic in a “zero carbon” yacht to attend the UN climate action summit in August 2019.
Once again, Greta hit headlines on Monday, as she told world leaders they would never be forgiven if they failed to tackle rising temperatures.
Greta, has taken a year off school to bring about more action on climate change.
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Before her impassioned speech, Greta was filmed glaring at Donald Trump as he arrived at the summit.
As the US President made an unexpected entrance at the event, Greta’s expression changed into an ice-cold glare.
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