Texas Democrat mocks Meat Loaf for dying from COVID-19, mentions dead rock star’s opposition to mask mandates

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While much of the Internet is mourning the death of musician and actor Meat Loaf, Gene Wu, a Democrat state representative for Texas, has seen fit to mock the late rockstar for his anti-mandate position.

Before his death, Meat Loaf expressed his opposition to vaccine mandates and mask mandates, once telling a reporter, “if I die, I die, but I’m not going to be controlled,” according to media reports on Friday.

The Grammy Award-winning musician, whose real name was Marvin Lee Aday, is best known for his song “Bat out of Hell,” and starred in the critically acclaimed Fight Club in 1996 as supporting character Robert Paulson. He was reportedly ill with COVID-19 before passing away on Thursday.

Speaking to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette last August, the musician said he considered lockdowns to be “political” and masks “useless.”

In response to his death, Gene Wu callously mocked the late musician in a series of tweets.

“We mourn Mr. Loaf’s passing,” quipped Wu. “In the  end, he finally let us know what that one thing was that he wouldn’t do for love: Get vaccinated.”

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