Greta Thunberg “Rickrolled” a climate concert in Sweden – which knocks out Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up” in front of a screaming teenager.
The climate activist for teenagers also removed some awkward dance steps when she called in the key in the microphone at Climate Live, a youth-led concert for measures on climate change, in Stockholm on Saturday.
Movies of the 18-year-old pop star have already been seen more than 2.3 million times Tikok.
“We are no strangers to love,” Thunberg told the audience, which is the beginning of the 1980s hit, before stunning the audience by launching in song and dance.
“Rickrolling” started as an internet joke where people were tricked into clicking on a hyperlink that leads to Astley’s music video.
Astley herself responded to Thunberg’s “Rickrolling” cover by thanking her in Swedish, twittra: “Fantastic and thank you very much! Rick x. ”
Thunberg was also joined on stage by the Swedish activist Andreas Magnusson for the shock performance.
Her singing and dancing was a change of pace for Thunberg, who has been known for publicly targeting high-profile people with a hard attitude in the middle of her quest for climate action.
She addressed President Joe Biden and other world leaders just last month when she punished them for their “empty” promises of environmental action — and dismissed it all as “blah, blah, blah.”
“This is all we hear from our so-called leaders: Words. Words that sound good but so far have not led to anything, she says to a crowd at the climate summit for young people in Milan, Italy.
“This is not about an expensive, politically correct green act of rabbit hug, or blah, blah, blah. Build back better, blah, blah, blah, ”she said of Biden’s $ 3.5 trillion plan after COVID.
“Green economy, blah, blah, blah. Zero-zero in 2050, blah, blah, blah. Climate neutral, blah, blah, blah. ”