Greta Thunberg Says Sexually Explicit Image Shows 'We Are Winning'
The activist is making waves globally (Photo: Anders Hellberg) - Media Credit:

Greta Thunberg Says Sexually Explicit Image Shows ‘We Are Winning’


1 Minutes Read

Greta Thunberg has responded to a decal that appears to depict her being sexually assaulted – saying it shows that environmentalists ‘are winning’.

The decal features the naked back of a woman. Hands are pulling her hair, which is in two braids, and the name ‘Greta’ is written across her lower back.

The logo of Alberta oilfield company X-Site Energy Services is underneath the drawing.


Thunberg took to Twitter to share her reaction to the image.

She tweeted: “They are starting to get more and more desperate… This shows that we’re winning.”


The image garnered mass attention after Alberta resident Michelle Narang called the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to report the decal as child pornography.

Narang’s attention was brought to the decal by a friend who works in the gas and oil industry, and said they saw an X-Site employee handing it out.

Narang told the Globe and Mail: “The visual is jarring,” Ms. Narang said Thursday. “It hurt. It hurt on so many levels.”

The RCMP has now concluded that the decal does not depict a non-consensual act, and is not child pornography.

X-Site Energy Services

According to reports, X-Site Energy Services has taken down its social media pages and website since the decal came to prominence.

Doug Sparrow, General Manager of X-Site, has denied the organization has anything to do with the image.

He told 660 News: “It’s not from X-Site or any employee, someone has done this. That’s all I know.”

Millions around the world trust Plant Based News for content about navigating our changing planet & our role in it.

Our independent team of journalists and experts are committed to making an impact through a wide range of content—and you can help by supporting our work today.


The Author

Maria Chiorando

Maria is the former editor for Plant Based News. She has been a newspaper reporter and features writer. Her work has been published by The Guardian and The Huffington Post, among others

More by Maria Chiorando iconography/arrow-right


Leave a Comment

Plant Based News Comment Policy

In short:- If you act with maturity and consideration for other users, you should have no problems. Please read our Comment policy before commenting.

Comments [0]