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Meat Loaf slammed for calling Greta Thunberg 'brainwashed' over climate change: 'Like a T**t Out Of Hell'

"I feel for that Greta. She has been brainwashed into thinking that there is climate change and there isn't," the singer told a news outlet
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Singer Meat Loaf, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, was slammed on social media on Sunday after claiming the teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg is "brainwashed." The singer had reportedly said that he felt sorry for the eco-warrior, and added that climate change is not real.

"I feel for that Greta. She has been brainwashed into thinking that there is climate change and there isn't," the 72-year-old singer, while speaking to the Daily Mail, said. "She hasn't done anything wrong but she's been forced into thinking that what she is saying is true."

Singer 'Meatloaf' performs at the Sprite Rising Stars Slam Dunk Contest at the Philips Arena during the 2003 NBA All Star weekend on February 8, 2003 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Getty Images)

However, his comments did not go down well with people on social media as several cited the continuous increasing bank of scientific evidence supporting the teen's cause to battle climate change. "I imagine @GretaThunberg hearing about Meat Loaf for the first time and having a good laugh," Alana Harkin wrote on Twitter. 

One Twitter user mocked the singer, writing: "BTW I'm glad to finally hear noted climatologist #MeatLoaf finally weigh in on climate change. How long did he expect us to wait to find out the truth? We waited for him and waited and waited... finally he came down from the mountain to share his wisdom."

Founder of Fridays For Future Greta Thunberg (L) and co-founder of This Is Zero Hour and plaintiff in Piper v. State of Washington Jamie Margolin (R) testify during a House Foreign Affairs Committee Europe, Eurasia, Energy joint hearing September 18, 2019 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. (Getty Images)

"That awkward moment when you are so brainwashed you actually think that other people are brainwashed who aren't," another Twitter user wrote mocking the singer. 

"There is the barrel, the bottom of the barrel and then there's the puddle of filth where the barrel once stood. And in that there's a microbe. That's Meat Loaf's insight," a third added. While another simply exclaimed: "Like A T**T Out Of Hell."

Greta Thunberg, who rose to popularity through her weekly Friday protests outside the Swedish parliament a year ago, has inspired millions of people across the world to take to the streets and demand emergency action on climate change from their governments.