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Eat This, Meat Loaf: Greta Thunberg Serves Up Facts To Rocker’s ‘Brainwashed’ Slam

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<div data-aria-label="Video" data-provider="vidible" data-published="2020-01-07T21:27:43+00:00" data-videovertical="" vdb_params="m.paid_p=the_huffington_post_584=hpo:5e14f6b2c5b6c7b859d2248c&m.responsive=1&loadingplaceholder=1&m.timeline_preview_shape=rectangle&m.embeded=cms_video_plugin_us.edit.huffpost.net&m.sitesection=news&m.timeline_preview_border=3&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3DSPONSORSHIP_NAME&m.fwsitesection=au.other&m.playback=autoplay&m.onLoad=vidibleOnPlayerReady" data-placeholder="//img.vidible.tv/prod/2020-01/02/5e0e62dbb8bad34dbdfdfdd7/5e0e62dbd894a500013dd072_o_F_v1.jpg?w=1295&h=809&q=60"></div><div><p><a href="https://www.huffpost.com/impact/topic/climate-change" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Climate change</a> activist <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/topic/greta-thunberg" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Greta Thunberg</a> responded Monday to American rocker <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/entry/meat-loaf-sex-god-greta-thunberg_n_5e0e6e12e4b0b2520d1f15ec" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Meat Loaf’s condescending suggestion</a> last week that the Swedish teen has been brainwashed into believing there’s an environmental crisis.</p><p>Thunberg, 17, declared that the issue of climate change comes down to “scientific facts” — not brainwashing.</p><p>“It’s not about Meatloaf. It’s not about me. It’s not about what some people call me. It’s not about left or right,” she tweeted. “It’s all about scientific facts. And that we’re not aware of the situation.”</p><p>She linked to an infographic from the <a href="https://www.unenvironment.org/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">United Nations Environment Programme</a>’s emissions gap report, which indicated the globe may be close to a tipping point.</p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It’s not about Meatloaf.<br>It’s not about me.<br>It’s not about what some people call me.<br>It’s not about left or right.<br><br>It’s all about scientific facts.<br>And that we’re not aware of the situation.<br>Unless we start to focus everything on this, our targets will soon be out of reach. <a href="https://t.co/UwyoSnLiK2" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/UwyoSnLiK2</a></p>— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) <a href="https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg/status/1214150289378435072?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 6, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><p>In a <a href="https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-7836977/Self-confessed-sex-god-Meat-Loaf-72-threesomes-losing-70lb-climate-change.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Daily Mail interview</a> published Jan. 1, Meat Loaf, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, noted that he simply does not believe in climate change. Thunberg “has been brainwashed into thinking that there is climate change, and there isn’t,” said the 72-year-old singer. “She hasn’t done anything wrong, but she’s been forced into thinking that what she is saying is true.”</p><p>Thunberg, who was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019, is helping to inspire a global environmental movement ― and has become a lightning rod for attacks. </p><p>President <a href="https://www.huffpost.com/news/topic/donald-trump" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Donald Trump</a> mocked Thunberg in response to her Time honor, telling her: “Chill Greta, Chill!” </p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" align="center"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, Chill! <a href="https://t.co/M8ZtS8okzE" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/M8ZtS8okzE</a></p>— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) <a href="https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1205100602025545730?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">December 12, 2019</a></blockquote></div><div><p>Meat Loaf didn’t immediately respond to Thunberg’s takedown, but plenty of other people on Twitter did.</p></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" align="center" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Well Said Greta.....👋 We Need World Leaders And Politicians To "Wake Up" And ACT On The Global Climate Crisis......Humanity Is Crying Out For It.......Each Day.....The Clock Ticks.....⏲️</p>— Robert Redmayne Hosking (@redmayne_robert) <a href="https://twitter.com/redmayne_robert/status/1214213288097206273?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 6, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" align="center" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We are getting to the tipping point of climate change with the crises happening around the world. This <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DecadeOfAction?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#DecadeOfAction</a> is a call for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ClimateGovernance?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#ClimateGovernance</a>. It is also a decade that will determine 2050, the point of no return in climate change.</p>— Oladosu Adenike (@the_ecofeminist) <a href="https://twitter.com/the_ecofeminist/status/1214153078582185984?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 6, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" align="center" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Indeed there is no Planet "B" this is the only one we have and we better not screw this up. Thank you Greta you and your fellow young activists give this old man hope for the future. I'm so sorry the mess we've left you.</p>— CynicL1☮️❤️😊 (@Dave_Fouchey) <a href="https://twitter.com/Dave_Fouchey/status/1214292953335771138?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 6, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" align="center" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">"It's not about Meatloaf" may go down as the most unexpected truth of the climate emergency wake-up era.</p>— (((Andrew Winston))) (@AndrewWinston) <a href="https://twitter.com/AndrewWinston/status/1214322347446063104?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 6, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" align="center" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Don’t even pay attention to people that just can’t figure out what 1 + 1 is equal to. They are clueless. Maybe they will under this, If Humanity Saves Nature, Nature Will Save Humanity. Keep doing what you are doing Greta! God Bless.</p>— angellight (@angellight) <a href="https://twitter.com/angellight/status/1214242978312663040?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 6, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" align="center" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">I kind of understand why <a href="https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@GretaThunberg</a> keeps being the target of so much online bullying... she's speaking the truth</p>— Eduardo Garcia (@eduardo_journo) <a href="https://twitter.com/eduardo_journo/status/1214150950358634496?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 6, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" align="center" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">📢 THE MONSTER IS REAL. 👹<br><br>🔥 Don't leave your kids alone with the climate crisis. 🙏🏼<br><br>💚 See you on the streets ✊<br><br>🌱"When we start to act hope is everywhere. So instead of looking for hope - look for action. Then the hope will come." - <a href="https://twitter.com/GretaThunberg?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">@GretaThunberg</a><a href="https://t.co/QdSfK6fCuP" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/QdSfK6fCuP</a></p>— Parents For Future #ClimateStrike #NeustartKlima (@parents4future) <a href="https://twitter.com/parents4future/status/1214150743751561217?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 6, 2020</a></blockquote></div><div><blockquote data-dnt="true" align="center" data-conversation="none"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Its about people acting and majority in rich countries not making any sacrifices as UK use more co2 in 2 weeks than Africa in a whole year living a lifestyle that is pushing Earth to uninhabitable hot House Earth -dangerous <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/climate?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">#climate</a> change is already here <a href="https://t.co/wL4AOpP8fW" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://t.co/wL4AOpP8fW</a><a href="https://t.co/r2DQkRCLVp" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">pic.twitter.com/r2DQkRCLVp</a></p>— GO GREEN (@ECOWARRIORSS) <a href="https://twitter.com/ECOWARRIORSS/status/1214164593670533120?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">January 6, 2020</a></blockquote></div><section><h5>Also on HuffPost</h5><div><div data-aria-label="Video" data-provider="vidible" data-published="2020-01-07T21:27:43+00:00" data-videovertical="" width="" height="" vdb_params="m.paid_p=&m.responsive=1&loadingplaceholder=1&m.timeline_preview_shape=rectangle&m.embeded=cms_video_plugin_us.edit.huffpost.net&m.sitesection=news&m.timeline_preview_border=3&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3DSPONSORSHIP_NAME&m.fwsitesection=au.other&m.playback=click&m.onLoad=vidibleOnPlayerReady" data-placeholder="//img.vidible.tv/prod/2019-09/23/5d88ef5a8c3ae845f366306a/5d88ef7e9a799a0dc90d0eb4_o_U_v1.png?w=1295&h=809&q=60"></div></div></section>

Climate change activist Greta Thunberg responded Monday to American rocker Meat Loaf’s condescending suggestion last week that the Swedish teen has been brainwashed into believing there’s an environmental crisis.

Thunberg, 17, declared that the issue of climate change comes down to “scientific facts” — not brainwashing.

“It’s not about Meatloaf. It’s not about me. It’s not about what some people call me. It’s not about left or right,” she tweeted. “It’s all about scientific facts. And that we’re not aware of the situation.”

She linked to an infographic from the United Nations Environment Programme’s emissions gap report, which indicated the globe may be close to a tipping point.

In a Daily Mail interview published Jan. 1, Meat Loaf, whose real name is Marvin Lee Aday, noted that he simply does not believe in climate change. Thunberg “has been brainwashed into thinking that there is climate change, and there isn’t,” said the 72-year-old singer. “She hasn’t done anything wrong, but she’s been forced into thinking that what she is saying is true.”

Thunberg, who was named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2019, is helping to inspire a global environmental movement ― and has become a lightning rod for attacks. 

President Donald Trump mocked Thunberg in response to her Time honor, telling her: “Chill Greta, Chill!” 

Meat Loaf didn’t immediately respond to Thunberg’s takedown, but plenty of other people on Twitter did.

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Source: Huffington Post Australia Athena2 https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/greta-thunberg-meat-loaf-facts_au_5e14f6b2c5b6c7b859d2248c

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