‘Bat Out Of Hell’ singer and ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ contestant Meat Loaf called climate activist Greta Thunberg ‘brainwashed,’ and Twitter was not having it.
Who knew rock star, Meat Loaf, 72, was a “climate scientist”? That’s what thousands of people were asking today when the singer said he feels bad for Time’s Person of the Year, Greta Thunberg, 17, because “she had been brainwashed into thinking that there is climate change and there isn’t’.’ Meat weighed in on Thunberg during an interview with MailOnline, proving that he has a lot in common with climate denying President Donald Trump, who once fired him on Celebrity Apprentice. Not that he is actually dissing her — at least he claims — unlike Trump who has famously shaded the teen on Twitter. “She hasn’t done anything wrong, but she’s been forced into thinking what what she is saying is true,” Meat Loaf explained, adding that he “feels bad for her” and that he believes she was “forced” into her role as an activist. We’d love to see Greta give Meat the dagger eyes she threw at Trump when he walked by her at the United Nations where she inspired millions of young people around the globe to stage climate strike marches in Sept. 2019, and urged the UN to save the planet!
Twitter users rushed to clap back at American singer Meat Loaf after his interview was published — with many pointing out that his scientific qualifications to comment on climate change were at best, questionable or even laughable. The tweets started rolling in as soon as his interview with MailOnline was published and they were a combination of jokes and harsh words. “Mr. Loaf is a talented singer and songwriter, but not a very intelligent person. I guess two out of three ain’t bad,” one user critically joke, referencing one of best-known songs, “Meatloaf will probably be dead before the worst effects of climate change occur. So he ignores it… Greta is trying to get the rest of us to think about the future survival of humans,” another wrote. “Meat Loaf calls Greta Thunberg brainwashed. Greta should call Meat Loaf well done,” a third hilariously.
Despite Meat’s comments about Greta, the teen — who has Asperger’s Syndrome — has become the face of climate change throughout 2019. Asperger’s Syndrome is described as a developmental disorder which can hinder communication and social interactions, although, most who are diagnosed are highly functioning.
Imagine how hard Greta Thunberg must have laughed after someone had to explain to her who Meatloaf even is. It’s like finding out Pia Zadora doesn’t like your cooking.
— Brad Loekle (@BradLoekle) January 5, 2020
— Jillian DiMuzio (@jillian0326) January 5, 2020
#GretaThunberg: Who's Meatloaf?
America: Well…..it's complicated and a little messy.
— HelloLiberal (@HelloLiberal) January 5, 2020
THE FACT THAT A MAN NAMED MEATLOAF INSULTED GRETA THUNBERG IM SORRY GIRL
— stephaniedavidescu (@thatsso0fetch) January 5, 2020
Meat Loaf — who has had a music career spanning over four decades — is best known for his legendary Bat Out of Hell trilogy of albums which earned him a Grammy. With over 80 million albums sold worldwide, the Dallas native was named one of VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.” Outside of his massively successful music career, he has also appeared in a number of films and television shows including 1999’s Fight Club alongside Brad Pitt, the iconic Rocky Horror Picture Show and Mike Myers‘ classic Wayne’s World. Spice Girls fans may recall his memorable cameo in the 1997 film Spice World where he played Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Melanie Chisholm‘s bus driver! The rockstar later appeared on the fourth season of Celebrity Apprentice where he was fired by Donald Trump for a questionable reason. “I think your emotions are beautiful. Even though I think the emotion is a positive, from a business standpoint too much emotion can be not so good. Therefore, Meat Loaf you’re fired,” Trump said in the 2011 episode.
On Meat Loaf’s latest remarks, Greta has yet to comment but we’ll be on the lookout to see if the outspoken activist says anything in the near future.