Not the Bee: Former Swedish mayor calls to replace statue of King Charles XII with climate activist Greta Thunberg

by Bryan Brammer · Jun 18th, 2020 3:25 pm

No, this is not the Babylon Bee. This is not satire. I repeat.



Jan Björinge, a former mayor in Sweden, is proposing the country tear down a statue of King Charles XII and replace it with a likeness of 17-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg.

"Remove the autocrat Karl XII and replace him with the climate activist Greta Thunberg," Björinge wrote in an opinion piece published by Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

Björinge wrote that the statue represents "evil deeds and outdated values" and that a statue of Thunberg would be more in line with the country's current ideals.

King Charles XII "devoted his life to defending Sweden," according to critics of the piece, leading the Swedish Empire to multiple victories during the Great Northern war in the 1700s.

Thunberg sits outside the Swedish parliament every Friday, protesting climate change.

One shouts a battle cry before sprinting toward the enemy, while the other screams "How dare you?"

You simply can't make this stuff up.


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