Ted Nugent: “All People COMBINED Have Not Promoted Black Artists as Much as Ted Nugent Has My Whole Life”
Yet again, Ted Nugent has fired back against those who call him racist.
Nugent has frequently been accused of bigotry for no better reason than the fact that he is a bigot.
Evidence of Nugent’s racism includes, but is not limited to:
i) Giving an interview where he says Blacks aren’t hard workers and uses the n-word multiple times.
ii) Writing an editorial for The Washington Post in which he asserted that “it would have been best had the South won the Civil War.”
iii) Defending South African apartheid: “Besides, apartheid isn’t that cut-and-dry. All men are not created equal.”
iv) Advising American soldiers in Iraq to “just aim for the laundry” (i.e., turbans — and FYI, most Iraqis don’t wear turbans).
v) Claiming Jews are responsible for all gun control legislation and that they “hate freedom, they hate good over evil, they would deny us the basic human right[s].”
vi) Alleging that Black Lives Matter activists posing as Trump supporters were responsible for the seditious riot at the Capitol on January 6, despite the fact that there is no evidence to prove this.
vii) Calling COVID-19 “the Chinese shit.”
viii) Constantly wearing Confederate flag shirts.
In a new interview with the A Bone to Pick podcast, however, Nugent ignores all of these prior statements in favor of patting himself on the back for having Black and Mexican employees:
“I’ll tell you something outrageous: all people COMBINED have not promoted Black artists as much as Ted Nugent has my whole life. My bass player [in the 1990s] was Johnny Gunnell [a.k.a. Jon E. Gee]. He’s a BLACK dude. My bass player after Johnny was Marco Mendoza. He was born in MEXICO.
“I am on record thousands of times — color doesn’t matter. Punctuality, work ethic, talent, dedication. If you wanna be a bass player in Ted Nugent’s band, you just have to be the best bass player in the world. I am color blind.”
Although some might argue that there is much more to “promoting Black artists” than hiring them to be in your backing band, those people are likely rotten human beings.
The complete interview is below.