Every year, new carnival trends conquer the costume market. The Greta Thunberg look seems to be the trend this year, which outrages many climate activists. The manufacturers see it calmly.
- Many costume suppliers are advertising this year with a Greta Thunberg costume.
- Climate activists are outraged and don't feel taken seriously.
- A manufacturer from Switzerland defends its offer.
It seems that the classic carnival or carnival costumes have had their day. Cowboy, clown or superhero - that was once. Today, the more current the costume, the better. This year, many people seem to like a certain disguise - and just as many find it inappropriate: Greta Thunberg is the name of the new carnival trend that divides opinions.
Greta Thunberg as a costume trend: manufacturer ridicules climate activist with description text
Especially on the Rhine, "freedom from fools" actually applies during the carnival season - but is it okay if costume manufacturers make profit from a minor ? The young climate activist has long been known around the world, which is an occasion for many people to dress like the activist.
The Greta outfit is advertised with a curious text.
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"Whether we run out of excuses or the time, whether at the next climate strike or the next costume party - with this wig you will definitely draw everyone's attention!", The Swiss online mail order company "Funshop" advertises a Thunberg outfit from its range Range.
Numerous manufacturers are currently advertising with Greta outfits or wigs with the characteristic braids. While some providers give the products unobtrusive names, such as "long braided hairstyle", some are more aggressive and advertise with product names such as "Greta braids on the hair band" or "Wig Greta activist".
Greta Thunberg as a costume trend: climate activists indignant - "climate movement is not taken seriously"
Many climate activists are outraged and feel that the costumes on offer are ridiculous. Lena Bühler, member of the media group of the Swiss climate strike, has a clear opinion on the costumes. "The offer shows that the climate movement is still not taken seriously," says the 16-year-old to the Swiss medium 20 Minuten . "That is tasteless, " Bühler is quoted as saying. "Actually, we have to take care of overcoming the climate crisis."
#Greta #Carneval # costume
It's funny that people escalate because of something like that. ♂️ Do they not have any excitement with the climate that really deserves attention?
Oh boy. pic.twitter.com/dQFBJznrfH
The opinions on the costume differ widely. Alexandra Gut, co-owner of the Swiss online shop Fasnachtsartikel.ch, defends her range . "We added the Greta wig to our range because customers asked for it," said Gut 20 Minuten . “The carnival is always a review of the year. If Greta Thunberg were missing as a disguise, it would be a sign that the climate crisis did not reach people. ”In her opinion, the costume is a kind of confirmation of Thunberg's work.
Greta Thunberg as a costume trend: Deiters boss tells of tasteless inquiries for "refugee costume"
Gut does not do this to people who buy articles to mock the activist. “The people who buy this wig in our shop are cheerful, peaceful people. With the wig they just want to be up to date. "
On Friday I'll join the climate strike in Hamburg! 14.00h at Heiligengeistfeld. See you there! #ClimateStrike #FridaysForFuture # schoolstrike4climate https://t.co/K26OvQGW01- Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) February 16, 2020
The German costume designer Deiters has already had other experiences, as managing director Björn Lindert reports to the portal DerWesten . According to Lindert, various branches asked for a “refugee costume”. Corona virus costumes are also in demand. However, the Deiters boss thinks, "That has lost nothing in the carnival." Deiters also offers Greta costumes, but the costume manufacturer refrains from mentioning the name of the Swede.
Greta Thunberg is expected at the next climate demonstration in Germany when schoolchildren take to the streets again on February 21st in Hamburg.
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