La cantante de Halestorm, Lzzy Hale, ha dado su opinión sobre la activista sueca Greta Thunberg, que ha captado la atención de los medios durante las últimas semanas.

Opinión sobre la activista de 16 años

Últimamente el nombre de la sueca Greta Thunberg llena las páginas de los periódicos de todo el mundo. La activista, de solo 16 años, está luchando firmemente contra el cambio climático y ha conseguido captar la atención ya no solo de los medios de comunicación sino del propio presidente de los Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, no muy dado a hacer caso de las advertencias sobre el calentamiento global. Como no podía ser de otra forma, toda la polémica generada alrededor de la activista ha llegado a los artistas musicales del mundo entero, y ha sido Lzzy Hale, cantante y guitarrista de la banda Halestorm, una de las que se ha posicionado a favor de Greta Thunberg. “Eres la Juana de Arco de nuestra generación”, ha publicado en las redes sociales, “estás sentada junto a las mujeres valientes que han inspirado y cambiado la humanidad”. Este es el post de Lzzy Hale en su cuenta de Instagram.

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Our modern day Joan of Arc. @gretathunberg Thank you for your candor, grace,logic and beautiful anger. Wield your sword. You are sitting at a round table of young women who have inspired and shaped humanity. Here’s a few! In 1960 at the age of 6, Ruby Bridges became the first black student to attend William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans. The first-grader faced protests and riots/had to walk to school accompanied by federal marshals. She became an icon in the Civil Rights Movement. A German-born Jewish girl, Anne Frank rose to fame following the publication of the diary she kept while hiding from the Gestapo. After her family was discovered and arrested, Frank died at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945 at the age of 15. Her father Otto the only surviving family member was moved reading her diary after the war and published it.It has been translated into more than 60 languages. Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani human rights advocate known for her activism in promoting education for girls. In 2012, when she was just 15 years old, a Taliban gunman shot her in an assassination attempt in retaliation for her work. At the age of 17, she received the Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the youngest Nobel laureate. Nine months before Rosa Parks' famous arrest, 15-year-old Claudette Colvin stood up against segregation in Alabama by refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery. She was arrested, and a year later was one of the original plaintiffs in Browder v. Gayle, a case that led the U.S. Supreme Court to declare bus segregation laws in Alabama and Montgomery unconstitutional. In 1963, 9-year-old Audrey Faye Hendricks joined thousands of fellow kids and teens in the Children's Crusade, a nonviolent demonstration in Birmingham to stand against segregation. Hendricks spent a week in jail for her activism. Images from the Children's Crusade highlighted the violent response from local authorities &caused outrage around the world. And English author Mary Shelley was just 18 years old when she wrote Frankenstein, which many credit as the origin of science fiction! Who run this mother?

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Referentes femeninos de Lzzy Hale

En su post, la cantante y guitarrista de Halestorm ha mencionado algunos referentes del activismo moderno, tales como Ruby Bridges, Anne Frank, Malala Yousafzai, Claudette Colvin, Audrey Faye Hendricks o Mary Shelley. Lzzy Hale no es de las que se muerden la lengua, y es que muchas veces se ha posicionado a favor o en contra de ciertos aspectos especialmente controvertidos en la sociedad. Siempre manteniendo las distancias, llegó a criticar duramente los Grammys, premios que se celebran de forma anual para galardonar a los mejores grupos o artistas de cada año, u opinó sobre el también controvertido holograma de Dio.