Laura Ingraham Sparks Outrage By Comparing Greta Thunberg to ‘Children of the Corn’

Laura Ingraham Sparks Outrage By Comparing Greta Thunberg to ‘Children of the Corn’

Fox News’ Laura Ingraham has caused outrage on social media following her comments about 16-year-old climate activist Greta Thunberg. During her show, The Ingraham Angle, she compared the Swedish campaigner to Stephen King’s ‘Children of the Corn’.

Ingraham showed a clip of Thunberg’s emotional speech to the United Nations and commented: “Anyone else find that chilling?”

She then showed footage from the 1984 movie Children of the Corn and joked about the comparison.

“I can’t wait for Stephen King’s sequel, Children of the Climate,” Ingraham said.

Her comments came just hours after the Daily Wire‘s Michael Knowles called Thunberg a ‘mentally ill Swedish child‘ on Fox News, causing the network to cut ties with him.

Reaction to Ingraham’s comments on social media was swift as users rushed to condemn her for attacking Thunberg. Prominent journalists and public figures joined in the criticism along with ordinary social media users.

Some users pointed out the irony of First Lady Melania Trump promoting her anti-bullying campaign on the same day her husband’s media supporters were attacking a 16-year-old.

While others were disgusted but not surprised.

You can watch the video above, via Fox News/Twitter.

Darragh Roche

Darragh Roche is Senior Editor and Political News Writer.