Rock legend Ted Nugent has blasted allegations that he’s a racist homophobe, and assured fans that they can ask his Black bandmates and gay friends to vouch for him.
Nugent, 73, known for his hits “Cat Scratch Fever” and “Stranglehold,” sat down with Smashing Interviews to chat about his upcoming album. During the course of conversation, he also addressed his penchant for making incendiary comments, accusing the media of taking his words out of context, or spreading outright lies.
When asked about the biggest misconceptions spread by the media, Nugent mentioned his reputation as a racist and a homophobe.
“Oh, I’m not a racist,” he said. “I’m not a homophobe. Maybe you could ask my gay friends. Maybe you could ask my black bass player or my Mexican bass player. Since they can’t debate me, they always go back to the hate and the lies. So all those nasty, nasty things are 100% false.” [emphasis original]
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Nugent’s remarks follow comments he made in January including calling former President Barack Obama a“communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel.”
He also attacked a 10-year-old Rolling Stone article for including Joan Jett as one of the greatest guitar players of all time, while excluding his friend Tommy Shaw.
“You have to be a liar,” Nugent said in a YouTube rant against the author of the piece, David Fricke. “You have to have sh*t for brains and you have to be a soulless, soulless prick to put Joan Jett… [I] love Joan. Some of my greatest memories include lesbians.”
“I love the lesbians. It’s a cocktail of wonderment. By the way, if Grandmaster Flash is in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Joan Jett is on the list of top 100 guitar players, then I’m Caitlyn Jenner’s boy toy.”
Nope. Doesn’t sound like he’s homophobic or racist. At all.
In his more recent interview, Nugent also ranted about his loathing of Joe Biden and the Democratic Party, accusing them of “releasing stabbers, shooters, rapists, and carjackers every hour of every day” and blaming guns for mass shootings. He also denied having sex with underage girls… at least not since he was also underage.
We’re so relieved. In addition to his questionable comments about politics, race, and sexuality, Nugent has blamed vegans for “the most death possible” and claimed Donald Trump was “sent by God.”
Somehow, we don’t take him as an authority.
These people are just plain weird anymore. No professional adult, or even retired for that matter, I know behaves like any one of these people.
Let him and Child Rock hang out at Mar-A-lardo with tRump
The Accidental Polemicist
Being offended isn’t a skill.
neither is writing snarky comments
You beat me to it!
He may be correct about God sending us Trump… as an example of how *not* to act, and we failed the test.
God said he would not destroy the world again with a great flood, so this time he sent Donald J Trump to do it.
Frankly, the flood was a lot quicker; certainly less stupid and lazy, and wasn’t constantly flapping its jaws.
Hey let’s give the father of homoerotic rock a break.
Who do you think his loin skin was meant to entice.
Yep, he’s a has been so give the old fart some slack.
Of COURSE Republicans love Ted Nugent. He became legal guardian of a young girl so she could live with him and sleep with him and not raise suspiciouns.
Republicans are all about supporting child predators. (See Jim Jordan, Matt Gaetz, and Donald Trump)
Grace Slick may have had ol’ one minor hit wonder Nugent in mind when she said, “Anyone still singing rock and roll after age 50 is just an asshole.”
Ted Nugent is a heartwarming reminder that famous people, rich people and grotesquely politicized people can be dumb as shite.
Remember this whey you are rich, famous and want to talk politics. Excessive wealth truggers self-centered importance, arogance and douch-baggery. You THINK you are safe, because the poor you was the salt of the earth. Then, BANG you are the worst parts of Andy Cohen, Caitlyn Jenner and Ye.
Didn’t he admit in a Rolling Stone interview that he was a draft dodging pedophile?
I think Queerty gives this has been more press than any other media outlet.
Does ANYONE care about ANYTHING that ted nugent has to say about ANYTHING?
If you have to say that you are not racist or homophobic then you are.