ABBA‘s Björn Ulvaeus has praised climate activist Greta Thunberg in a new video, saying she has “superpowers”.
The musician was speaking in a video message to Australia’s SBS news.
In the message, Ulvaeus goes on to describe Thunberg as a “populist nightmare”.
“She drives some people, mostly men, crazy, and I find it difficult to understand where that anger comes from,” the ABBA man continued.
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“How can you stoop so low as to criticise the looks of a child? A young girl. The reason is of course the lack of counter-arguments.”
He added: “Even if you don’t think that everything Greta says or does is unquestionable, you have to admire her guts and her focus. It’s a monumental achievement to create a global mass movement from scratch in such a short time.”
Earlier this year, Ulvaeus revealed that new ABBA music will be arriving this autumn. A digital avatar tour is also set to take place this year.
It’s unlikely that you’ll ever see the band in the flesh though, especially at the world’s most famous festival – last week, Ulvaeus said that ABBA would never play Glastonbury.