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That Time Ted Nugent Defended South African Apartheid

  • Axl Rosenberg

Ted Nugent Black Power

Ted Nugent is a racist. That’s not news. Still, it’s kinda staggering how much of a racist the guy is — especially when you consider that just last year, he called his tour  “Ted Nugent Black Power 2013,” claiming, “my music is black and I’m proud!”

The latest in Ted Nugent Idiocy? Media Matters has dug up a 1990 Detroit Free Press interview with The Nuge, which includes the following choice passages:

The 40,000-acre ranch he manages in South Africa is a particularly sore point. The ranch is used exclusively for bow hunting, Nugent’s passion.

“My being there isn’t going to affect any political structure,” he says. “Besides, apartheid isn’t that cut-and-dry. All men are not created equal.”


Nugent sometimes talks and sings about women as if they were sexual toys. His conversations are peppered with the word “n****r.” He calls his upcoming tour of Japan the “Jap Whack Tour.”

“I mean no disrespect. I’m sure the Japanese are wonderful folks…And if I’m with a bunch of guys, we may talk about babes in a certain way…I use the word n****r a lot because I hang around with a lot of n****rs, and they use the word n****r, and I tend to use words that communicate…I don’t mean to offend. I’m a fun guy, not a sexist or racist.”


“I knew I didn’t hold a candle to [Jimi Hendrix] with the guitar. But he was also a total dipsh– because he was always so high. I watched him die, and when they told me he was dead, I just said, ‘Yeah, so what? What did you f***ing expect?’”

So, like I said earlier this week: sixteen grand to keep this asshole away? It would be a steal at twice the price.

You can read the entire piece here.

Thanks: 365 Days of Horror

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