Meat Loaf thinks climate change isn't real, believes Greta Thunberg has been 'brainwashed'

Incidentally, the 72-year-old is also a spokesperson for Frankie & Benny’s new vegan menu and claimed he would 'do anything for our planet' when he signed up for the gig.


                            Meat Loaf thinks climate change isn't real, believes Greta Thunberg has been 'brainwashed'
Meat Loaf and Greta Thunberg (Getty Images)
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Meat Loaf – real name Marvin Lee Aday – reportedly believes that climate change is not real and that 17-year-old Swedish climate change activist Greta Thunberg has been "brainwashed" into believing that it is.   

Speaking to Daily Mail, Meat Loaf reportedly 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."

Incidentally, the 72-year-old is also a spokesperson for Frankie & Benny’s new vegan menu. "When Frankie & Benny’s first approached me to rebrand to Veg Loaf I said no way in hell – I won’t do that," he reportedly said in a statement, according to Metro. "But, I’d do anything for our planet and dropping meat for veg, even for just one day a week, can make a huge difference – which is why I’m backing Frankie’s new vegan menu.’

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Of course, Meat Loaf is hardly the first person to have a problem with Thunberg, who was named Time’s Person of the Year for her efforts in the fight against climate change. In December, former 'Top Gear' host Jeremy Clarkson reportedly said, "She’s mad and she’s dangerous and she’s causing young children sleepless nights with her idiocy. No, I think she needs to go back to school and shut up."

A number of other celebrities and world leaders including Russian President Vladimir Putin have criticized Thunberg and claimed that she is being manipulated by certain adults for their personal profit.

"I may disappoint you but I don't share the common excitement about the speech by Greta Thunberg," Putin said back in October. "No one has explained to Greta that the modern world is complex and different and...people in Africa or in many Asian countries want to live at the same wealth level as in Sweden. Go and explain to developing countries why they should continue living in poverty and not be like Sweden."

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But Metro reports that the young environmental activist is unfazed by the criticisms and marked her 17th birthday on January 3 by striking outside the Swedish parliament. This is the 72nd week the ‘Fridays For Future’ walkouts have taken place and they show no signs of stopping.