Thunberg, 19, is an acclaimed Swedish climate activist who has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize four times.
While Tate, 36, is a controversial social media influencer who has made headlines due to his ‘misogynistic’ and ‘derogatory’ views on women.
In response, Thunberg retorted that the 36-year-old gives off ‘small d*** energy’.
This prompted Tate to post a two-minute video response, which reportedly led to his arrest as part of a human trafficking and r*** probe in Romania on December 29.
Watch as Romanian authorities arrest Andrew Tate in the clip below…
Tate – who has been banned from numerous social media platforms – was shown in the clip alongside pizza boxes that had been ordered from a Romanian restaurant.
Reportedly, this allowed prosecutors to narrow down his whereabouts.
Appearing to reports, police were alerted to Tate’s location in Bucharest from the pizza boxes which sat in front of him in the video, to which Thunberg couldn’t help but make a dig.
The 19-year-old jibed: “This is what happens when you don’t recycle your pizza boxes.”
Her tweet has quickly gone viral and, at the time of writing, has amassed more than 1.8 million likes.
Many of Thunberg’s 5.4 million followers found her joke hilarious, taking to the comments to join in the mockery of Tate.
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One person simply wrote: “Iconic.”
Another said: “Who is going to drive around all those poor cars he bought to own the libs while he’s in jail?”
“Oh Greta, you give me hope for the humans,” added a third.
A fourth wrote: “Now if people listened to Greta about what she says about the climate crisis as much as bagging bad guys, we’d live in a better world.”
“I think we can all agree that the pizza box is the real MVP,” concluded another.
Ex-kickboxer Tate is being held alongside his younger brother, Tristan, and two other Romanian nationals following the night-time raid.
According to Reuters, prosecutors said: “The four suspects… appear to have created an organised crime group with the purpose of recruiting, housing and exploiting women by forcing them to create p*rnographic content meant to be seen on specialised websites for a cost.”
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A spokesperson for Tate said: “We cannot provide any details at the moment regarding alleged reports that they have been detained; however, Andrew and Tristan Tate have the utmost respect for the Romanian authorities and will always assist and help in any way they can.”
Tate and his brother have reportedly been under investigation since April, along with the other two suspects.
Tate – who moved to Romania five years ago – sent a cryptic tweet out in the aftermath of his arrest, saying: “The matrix sent their agents.”
This is likely touching on his apparent belief that once he’d been ‘cancelled’, authorities would move to put him in jail ‘for no reason’.
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