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Sarah Silverman likens teen climate activist Greta Thunberg to Jesus: 'He is this girl'

'You think you will recognize Jesus when he comes back? I see him all around.'

Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images (left); photo by EuropaNewswire/Gado/Getty Images (right)

Comic Sarah Silverman — who said she lost an acting job over wearing blackface and has uttered numerous controversial statements — likened teen climate activist Greta Thunberg to Jesus.

Silverman, who is Jewish, noted on Twitter regarding Thunberg: "You think you will recognize Jesus when he comes back? I see him all around. He is this girl. And y'all don't even see it."

Silverman added in a follow-up tweet: "The irony of it being most lost on the evangelicals who preach Noah and ark and are so totally blind to it all happening right in front of their eyes."

What's the background?

Thunberg, a 16-year-old Swede, made headlines last month for sailing across the Atlantic Ocean on a zero-carbon yacht in order to address the United Nations in New York City regarding climate change policy.

Silverman posted a clip of Thunberg's recent interview with Trevor Noah of "The Daily Show," in which the teenager said individuals must "use the power of democracy to make our voices heard and to make sure that the people in power cannot continue to ignore" climate change.

What else has Silverman been saying?

In addition to her quip likening Thunberg to Jesus, Silverman also has declared:

One last thing…
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