Greta Thunberg responded to singer Meat Loaf’s assertion that she has been “brainwashed” on climate change by stating that the issue of environmental injustice extends well beyond him.
The “Bat Out of Hell” singer told the Daily Mail in a Jan. 1 interview that he does not believe in climate change, but rather, that he believes Thunberg, 17, has been “brainwashed.”
“She has been brainwashed into thinking that there is climate change and there isn’t,” he said. “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, responded to the musician on Twitter on Monday, writing that the focus shouldn’t be placed on Meat Loaf or on herself.
“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. Unless we start to focus everything on this, our targets will soon be out of reach.”