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Greta Thunberg responds after Meat Loaf calls her “brainwashed”

By | Published on Wednesday 8 January 2020

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Greta Thunberg has responded to Meat Loaf, after the musician recently claimed in an interview that she had been “brainwashed” into thinking that man-made climate change is real. I hope I’m not spoiling it when I reveal that she politely disagrees.

Meat Loaf is busy promoting the new vegan menu for a well-known carpark-based restaurant chain. You might think that shows off some green credentials, but apparently not.

With the environmental benefits of veganism brought up in an interview with the Daily Mail, he said: “I feel for that Greta. She has been brainwashed into thinking that there is climate change and there isn’t. She hasn’t done anything wrong but she’s been forced into thinking that what she is saying is true”.

Making these comments at a point when Australia is on fire, as rising temperatures contribute to a particularly extreme bushfire season, seems somewhat ill-judged. Though Thunberg focused on science rather than headlines when responding to Meat Loaf’s musings that she’s been tricked into campaigning for action on the environment.

“It’s not about Meatloaf”, she tweeted. “It’s not about me. It’s not about what some people call me. It’s not about left or right. It’s all about scientific facts. And that we’re not aware of the situation. Unless we start to focus everything on this, our targets will soon be out of reach”.

So, there you go. Meat Loaf thinks he knows more than scientists. I realise this might be disappointing for some of you. Don’t worry though, if you fancy denying that Meat Loaf is a climate change denier, I have something for you to cling onto. At the start of the Daily Mail interview he says that he’s “staying in character”.

Maybe the character of Meat Loaf has been a climate change naysayer all this time and we just didn’t realise because of all the loud singing. Maybe that’s what ‘Bat Out Of Hell’ is actually about. Hopefully someone will find time to do a scientific study to check if that’s the case, just as soon as that whole planet on the edge of disaster thing is sorted out.



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