Like Stephen Baldwin and Victoria Jackson before him, Ted Nugent is a has-been star who has enjoyed a late career renaissance as a racist/homophobic tool of the right-wing fringe, but organizers for at least one event have drawn the line in giving him an outlet for his antics.
KLTV is reporting that once word got out about talks for Nugent to have a concert at an annual Fourth of July festival in Longview, TX the backlash was so swift that talent bookers paid him $16,000 to stay home.
Organizers of the event claimed that it would be “not the right kind of feel for this community event.”
Of course, GOP goon and local Republican Party Chair Keith Rothra had to chime in about how saddened he is about the decision to nix Nugent’s concert.
“I’m sad the City of Longview has done this. I think it was done by a great deal of political correctness, political pressure. We have various performers who have made all kinds of statements that rattled people’s conscience and yet they are still slated as performers.”
If we were to stereotype Texas we would say that nothing would bring a small town there together like someone who obviously hates Blacks and gays, but the organizers obviously thought differently and wanted their event to be for everyone in the community to enjoy.
Either that, or they didn’t want the unofficial slogan for their event to be: Come For The Music, Stay For The Hate.