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Greta Thunberg responds to graphic decal bearing Alta. oilfield company logo
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Climate activist Greta Thunberg has responded to a graphic decal which appears to use the 17-year-old Swede’s likeness.
Thunberg quoted a tweet detailing the decal, saying “They are starting to get more and more desperate...This shows that we’re winning.”
They are starting to get more and more desperate...— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) February 29, 2020
This shows that we’re winning. https://t.co/NLOZL331X9
The decal surfaced in Alberta earlier in the week. The logo of an Alberta oilfield company, X-Site Energy Services, appears at the bottom of the sticker. The manager of the company did not return CTV Edmonton News’ request for comment.
The decal created fierce backlash, and was even condemned in Canada’s House of Commons on Friday.
Alexandre Boulerice, NDP MP of Quebec's Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie constituency, asked the house on Friday to denounce the sticker.
Boulerice called the decal – which shows a pair of hands holding the braids of a female figure from behind, with "Greta" scrawled across the female's back – disgusting.
An investigation by Alberta RCMP concluded the decal "does not meet the elements of child pornography. Nor does the decal depict a non-consensual act that would be a direct threat to the person."
With files from CTV News Edmonton's Alex Antoneshyn