CNN anchors can’t help themselves, tarnish moving tribute to Meat Loaf with Republican snickering

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Iconic legendary rocker Meat Loaf passed away on Thursday night and the tributes started pouring in across the globe including one from CNN anchors John Berman and Kasie Hunt who took the opportunity to sneer over his performance with Mitt Romney after lamenting his passing.

Meat Loaf’s death was announced early Friday morning via his Facebook page. The incredibly talented singer and actor was 74. No cause of death has been announced.

“Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends,” read the announcement on his passing.

“His amazing career spanned 6 decades that saw him sell over 100 Million albums worldwide and star in over 65 movies, including ‘Fight Club’, ‘Focus’, ‘Rocky Horror Picture Show’ and ‘Wayne’s World,’” the statement added. “‘Bat Out of Hell’ remains one of the top 10 selling albums of all time.”

“We know how much he meant to so many of you and we truly appreciate all of the love and support as we move through this time of grief in losing such an inspiring artist and beautiful man. We thank you for your understanding of our need for privacy at this time. From his heart to your souls… don’t ever stop rocking!” the message concluded.

Berman sadly reported the death of Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday, on Friday morning’s edition of CNN’s “New Day.”

“This made me sad this morning, Grammy Award-winning singer Meat Loaf has died,” he said before playing a segment highlighting the singer’s career.

Meat Loaf’s repertoire of hits included “Paradise By the Dashboard Light” and “I Would Do Anything for Love.” Songs that were rock n’ roll anthems and will always remind rockers of the larger-than-life singer.

But those were fleeting mentions by the anchors. Their closing focus was a 2012 campaign rally with Republican Mitt Romney, whom he serenaded in conjunction with country stars Randy Owens, John Rich, and Big Kenny in Defiance, Ohio.

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The duo inappropriately giggled and appeared perplexed at the notion that Meat Loaf would dare to support a Republican.

“I will say the only chance I ever got to see Meat Loaf perform live was at a Mitt Romney campaign event, of all places,” Hunt quipped.

“But I remember, it really sticks out in my mind as something that was really, really amazing to witness,” she added laughing.

“I’m sure that’s something you will never, ever forget,” Berman sarcastically noted while smiling.

“I will not,” Hunt said, laughing.

“Again, our thoughts with the family of Meat Loaf this morning — Rocky Horror Picture Show! So good. I remember staying up all night in the 70s. You know, going to those shows. I’m exaggerating a little bit, but so good. So good.” Berman remarked.

It should be noted that Berman evidently exaggerated quite a bit, he was in Kindergarten when “Bat Out of Hell” was released. He was born in 1972.

Former President Donald Trump paid tribute to Meat Loaf who had appeared on “Celebrity Apprentice.”

“Meat Loaf was a great guy — got to know him very well doing Celebrity Apprentice. He was smart, talented, open, and warm,” Trump remarked in a statement. “His success was enormous — we all loved him. Meat Loaf will be greatly missed!”

Meat Loaf was loved by all:

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