Weber Grills under fire for poorly timed meatloaf recipe
Famous barbecue maker Weber Grills has come under fire online and apologized after sending an email with a meatloaf recipe on the same day Meat Loaf died.
The email that included the meatloaf recipe, labeled an “omission” by Weber Grills, was sent as part of the company’s weekly recipe newsletter, sent out on Fridays.
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“In today’s email, we highlighted a recipe for grilled meatloaf. At the time we shared this recipe with you, we were unaware of the singer’s unfortunate passing and American actor Mr. Marvin Lee Aday, also known as Meat Loaf,” Weber Grills wrote in his clarification email.
“We want to express our sincere apologies for this oversight and for any offense this email may have caused.”
The company said it sent its condolences to Mr Aday’s family and fans.
The apology email has since been criticized online, with one Twitter user calling it the “biggest spam email” he has ever received.
The user also said he never owned a Weber grill and never received his “Recipe of the Week” email.
Legendary singer and actor Meat Loaf was diagnosed with COVID and died after his condition quickly became critical.
The singer’s death was announced on his verified Facebook page, which did not mention any COVID diagnosis.
The star was supposed to attend a business dinner earlier this week for a dating show he was working on called I’d Do Anything for Love, but the dinner was canceled after he was diagnosed with serious case of COVID, according to US entertainment publication TMZ.
The publication also reports that he was “outspoken about COVID, recently butting heads with people in Australia over vaccination mandates.”
It is not known if he has been vaccinated.
“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight with his wife Deborah by his side,” a statement read.
“We know how much he meant to so many of you and we truly appreciate all the love and support we are going through this time of grief at losing such an inspiring artist and a beautiful man.
“We appreciate your understanding of our need for privacy at this time.
“From his heart to your souls… never stop swinging!”
Meat Loaf’s career spanned six decades, with Bat out of hell one of the best-selling albums of all time.
The late musician won a Grammy Award for Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance for his song I would do anything for love In 1994.
The hit single reached number one in 28 countries.
He has sold over 100 million albums worldwide.