Apparently, Greta Thunberg is Responsible for the Downfall of Car Shows
Jeremy Clarkson has lost his mind!
I’m pretty sure Jeremy Clarkson has lost his mind.
The former Top Gear presenter is claiming that young people have been turned against cars by the 16-year-old environmental activist, Greta Thunberg.
According to The Sun, Clarkson said that everyone he knows under 25 isn’t the slightest bit interested in cars, and that Greta Thunberg has killed the car show.
There has been some evidence to suggest that Millennials aren't as interested in cars as their parents and grandparents were. But this may have more to do with younger folks being more interested in using car sharing services and living in more walkable communities.
It should be noted, by the way, that Millennials actually display higher usage of cars than baby boomers in terms of vehicular miles traveled. So it’s not necessarily that they’re driving less, it’s just that they’re less interested in the hassle of owning a car, as it’s just cheaper and easier to take advantage of car sharing services.
There’s also the argument that there are just a lot of Millennials buried under mountains of student debt, and simply can’t afford the cost of car ownership.
In any event, we know that trends can vary from generation to generation, but to blame a 16-year-old girl who simply wants to call attention to those who think it’s OK to treat the planet like a fucking toilet, for causing a younger generation to turn up their noses to cars is, for lack of a better word, stupid. It’s kind of petty, too.
Of course, Clarkson isn’t the first professional adult to attack Thunberg. From business leaders to politicians, there have been a lot of adults that have gone out of their way to call her names, attack her credibility, call her dangerous, trivialize her message, and even share screen shots of her, taken at just the right time to get you to focus on her wide eyes and angry sneer.
Not only is that dishonest, but it’s really just a shitty thing to do to a young girl.