The Alberta Oil Company recently shocked Canadians when they circulated a sticker of climate change teen activist Greta Thunberg being sexually assaulted, according to HuffPost. Many throughout the online community shared their disdain for the sticker which clearly shows the name of the young activist and the name of the oil company. After the circulation of the sticker made its way to Thunberg, she merely responded on Twitter by stating that “the sticker was proof that they were desperate and that she was winning.”
Not everyone on Twitter found the sticker to be a sign of success, however. Many people were incredibly alarmed by the idea that an oil company would use sexual assault among a teen girl in an effort to fire back at her for her speeches against them. “F**king oil company thinks they’re funny for depicting the sexual assault of a child, huh?” Wrote one user. After investigation, it was discovered that the original drawing was for a tattoo that never included the name of the teen girl or the oil company. There has been no comment from the Alberta Oil Company as of yet.