Greta Thunberg ‘Rickrolls’ at climate concert in Sweden

Greta Thunberg “Rickrolled” a local weather live performance in Sweden — belting out Rick Astley’s “By no means Gonna Give You Up” in entrance of a screaming crowd of youngsters.

The teenager local weather activist additionally busted out some awkward dance strikes as she hollered off-key into the microphone at Local weather Dwell, a youth-led live performance for motion on local weather change, in Stockholm on Saturday.

Footage of the 18-year-old’s pop star flip has already been seen greater than 2.3 million occasions on Tikok.

“We aren’t any strangers to like,” Thunberg advised the gang, which is the opening line to the Eighties hit, earlier than she surprised the viewers by launching into track and dance.

“Rickrolling” began as an web prank by which folks had been fooled into clicking on a hyperlink that results in Astley’s music video.

Astley himself responded to Thunberg’s “Rickrolling” cowl by thanking her in Swedish, tweeting: “Incredible and Tack så mycket! Rick x.”

Greta Thunberg took the stage at Local weather Dwell, a youth-led live performance for motion on local weather change in Stockholm.
Local weather activist Nice Thunberg dancing at an occasion in Sweden.

Thunberg was additionally joined on stage by fellow Swedish activist Andreas Magnusson for the shock efficiency.

Her track and dance was a change of tempo for Thunberg, who has been identified to publicly goal excessive profile figures with fierce perspective amid her push for local weather motion.

She took goal at President Joe Biden and different world leaders simply final month as she chastised them for his or her “empty” guarantees of eco-action — dismissing all of it as “blah, blah, blah.”

Greta Thunberg singing on stage.
Rick Astley responded to Greta Thunberg’s “By no means Gone Give You Up” cowl by thanking her in Swedish.

“That is all we hear from our so-called leaders: Phrases. Phrases that sound nice however to this point have led to no motion,” she advised a crowd at youth local weather summit in Milan, Italy.

“This isn’t about some costly, politically right inexperienced act of bunny hugging, or blah, blah, blah. Construct Again Higher, blah, blah, blah,” she mentioned of Biden’s $3.5 trillion post-COVID plan.

“Inexperienced financial system, blah, blah, blah. Internet-zero by 2050, blah, blah, blah. Local weather-neutral, blah, blah, blah.”

Greta Thunberg stands with an umbrella as she protests with her placard reading "School strike for climate."
Greta Thunberg stands with an umbrella as she protests along with her placard studying “Faculty strike for local weather.”
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