The founder of the Pro-Brexit campaign group Leave.EU has made a joke about the climate change activist Greta Thunberg being involved in a 'freak yachting accident.'
The teenager, who has become one of the most prominent people on the planet in raising awareness about climate change, embarked on a zero-carbon two-week voyage across the Atlantic on board a solar-powered yacht on Wednesday.
Images of the 16-year-old onboard the vessel soon began to arrive online, with the Green Party MP Caroline Lucas wishing Thunberg good luck on her trip.
Bon voyage to @GretaThunberg for her 2-week zero-carbon trip by sail across the North Atlantic
She’s carrying the… https://t.co/8zKhcir5a5
Thunberg was also subjected to mockery by the broadcaster Julia Hartley-Brewer, who despite criticising Banks, posted a picture of the Swede joking that she didn't feel guilty about booking a long haul flight for her family's Christmas holiday.
Unsurprisingly, her tweet was also heavily criticised by members of Twitter.
@JuliaHB1 It always amazes me to see the levels of vitriol Greta attracts from the intellectually insecure, seeming… https://t.co/sjJIkYrPq5