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    The teenage activist from Sweden, who inspired student eco-protests around the globe, has been named the person of the year 2019 by TIME, so her name inevitably popped up in the chitchat during a two-hour special British comedy show The Last Leg on 31 December. The turn it took, however, seemed a bit out of line for some.

    The Last Leg’s Rosie Jones’s “dirty” joke about 16-year-old eco-activist Greta Thunberg has prompted a mixed reaction among guests in the studio and viewers. The teen inspiration of Fridays for Future, which moved students from all over the world to take part in climate protests, was dubbed “hero of the year” by some of the show’s guests as well as a “gammon magnet” over TV stars Piers Morgan and Jeremy Clarkson’s criticising and mocking her.

    Although Rosie Jones praised Thunberg’s activism and wish to save the planet, she also noted that the young Swede should enjoy the joys of her age with a comment that many considered out of line.

    “Greta’s amazing and what she’s doing is brilliant. But don’t do it now. She needs to live a little, she’s only 16. She should be doing two things – drinking Lambrini and getting fingered”, Rosie Jones joked.

    While some guests in the studio seemed to appreciate the joke laughing, others looked horrified.

    This comment also seemed inappropriate to commenters online as some noted that Greta Thunberg is a minor.

    ​Others, on the contrary, apparently liked the joke.

    ​There were those who defended the comedian.

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