Ted Nugent: Native American Tribe That Canceled Concert is ‘Weak and Stupid’

Image via Ted Nugent's Facebook page

Image via Ted Nugent’s Facebook page

Perhaps many of you were duped this week by the fake story pushed by some liberal blogs about Ted Nugent calling Native Americans “unclean vermin.”

And if you didn’t happen to catch the original story, maybe you ran across the second story written by Addicting Info’s Stephen D. Foster Jr. claiming that Nugent “doubled down” on their original fabricated story.

To summarize it all, these stories were outright lies.  What these sites did was take comments Nugent made about a completely separate incident (he was just going off on one of his usual anti-liberal rants) and falsely claimed that he was talking specifically about the Native American tribe that had canceled his concert.  Why would they do this?  It’s simple – because calling Native Americans “unclean vermin” or “un-American” brings in a ton more hits to a for-profit blog than simply calling liberals or detractors in general those terms.  The truth be damned when it comes to easy money, apparently. 

Well it just so happens Nugent finally did deliver some choice words about the Native American tribe that canceled his concert.

The exchange happened last night when one of his fans left a comment on his Facebook page, saying, “Guess you pissed off the tribe in cda Idaho ….. too bad,,,, would love to see Ted in the panhandle. ….”

And wouldn’t you know it, Ted Nugent was kind enough to reply to this fan, saying, “they were weak & stupid to fall for the lies. they will learn sooner or later. I forgive them.”

I guess in Nugent’s mind it’s okay to call a Native American tribe “weak & stupid” as long as you end that statement with “I forgive them.”

Don’t you just love it?  He insults people, calling them “weak & stupid” – then says that he forgives them.  

That’s just pure delusional arrogance.

And to prove that I’m not fabricating the story, here’s the actual exchange:

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I’m curious though, to what lies is Nugent referring?

Among the reasons this tribe cited for canceling Nugent’s concert was his history of making derogatory racial remarks, including when he referred to President Obama as a “subhuman mongrel” and wrote an op-ed defending the Washington Redskins name.

Though to be fair in that op-ed he masked his defense of the slur “Redskins” with a list of troubles plaguing Native Americans like poverty and dropout rates.  I guess that’s how he tried to “justify” his defense of a racial slur.  By saying Native Americans, and those offended by the racist name, should get over it because Native Americans have bigger problems to deal with.

So, according to Nugent, a tribe using his own words to come to the conclusion that he’s racist, makes them “weak & stupid to fall for the lies.”

What lies?  They’re using his own words.  

I love Nugent’s logic when it comes to racism.  He says something about a particular minority group, or individual, that people of that minority group consider offensive and racist – but he’s not a racist because he doesn’t think that he is.

That’s the interesting thing about racism though.  There are millions of racists, yet very few who’ll admit to being one publicly.

I’ve reached a point with Ted Nugent where he no longer offends me.  He’s a joke.  When I say he seems to be suffering from severe mental issues, I’m not saying that because I disagree with him politically.  The way in which he seems completely impervious to any kind of reality outside of whatever delusions of grandeur that float around in his twisted mind, in my opinion, aren’t the actions of someone who’s in control of all of their mental faculties.

But these real comments made by Nugent show why the other two fabricated stories were so believable.  His behavior has become so repulsive that it wasn’t inconceivable for many people to believe that Nugent would directly insult Native Americans for canceling his concert.

Which he ended up actually doing by calling the tribe who canceled his Idaho concert “weak & stupid.”

Though I’m sure if Nugent reads this, he’ll just accuse me of “spreading lies” because I dared to use his own words.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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