Sebastian Bach, Lzzy Hale Defend Greta Thunberg Following Meat Loaf Comment
By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta
January 6, 2020
Considering how Greta Thunberg has been repeatedly impugned by the President of the United States, one wouldn't expect her to be phased at rock icon Meat Loaf's recent comments about her being "brain washed" into becoming an environmentalist.
But others in the rock world were not so content to let the Bat Out of Hell icon off the hook.
Halestorm front woman Lzzy Hale pointed to Meat Loaf's climate change-denial as proof that young people have to be leaders in the fight against climate change.
"This is why the new gen has to step the f--- up!!," Hale wrote in a Tweet posted Saturday.
"Obviously anybody who thinks climate change isn't real is the one who is brainwashed," Baz replied.
Bach has been outspoken on climate change since his New Jersey home was destroyed in Hurricane Irene. While he was on tour in October, his family was evacuated from their current home in Southern California over the wildfire threat.
Climate scientists attribute a global increase in extreme weather to the Earth's rapidly changing climate. The warmest years on record have occurred in the last five years.
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It’s not about Meatloaf.— Greta Thunberg (@GretaThunberg) January 6, 2020
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. https://t.co/UwyoSnLiK2