This Brazilian radio presenter has been fired for saying that teenage activist Greta Thunberg is “in need of sex” adding “if she does not like men then she should look for a lesbian”.
Journalist and radio host Gustavo Negreiros made the comments on the show ’96 Minutes’ for Radio 96 FM in the city of Natal in the northern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Norte.
He said on air: “She is badly loved and if she does not like men then she should look for a lesbian, because she is in need of sex because she is a hysterical, poorly-loved girl.”
When a co-host called Negreiros’ comments “unfortunate”, he attacked the 16-year-old Swedish activist further by saying “go smoke your joint, your weed, in Sweden”.
According to local media, sponsors refused to continue supporting the show and Negreiros was fired as a result.
He issued an apology on social media where he admitted he made a “mistake”.
Thunberg has been received by world leaders and the teenager gave a speech at the UN Climate Action Summit 2019 at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York.
She accused world heads of states of not doing enough to address the climate crisis.
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Story By: Jonathan Macias, Sub-Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News