Ted Nugent Implies His Friends and Family Are Stupid, Reveals He’s Fluent in Sheep
In a move that will surely result in an awkward holiday season, guitarist Ted Nugent has implied that many of his friends and family members are stupid.
Nugent, of course, is an outspoken conservative and anti-vaxxer, despite having contracted COVID-19 himself and admitting that it made him so sick “I thought I was dying.”
So, unsurprisingly, on a recent appearance on PBS’ Off the Record, the guitarist called people who get vaccinated “gullible” (it’s far more shocking that PBS invited Ted Nugent on their station, and that Ted Nugent obliged).
When asked if he also believed those people to be “stupid,” Ted replied, with characteristic elegance, “Yup.” Then, when presented with the possibility that some might believe Nugent to be stupid because of his anti-vaxx position, Nugent — presumably using a strategy he learned while reading How to Win Friends and Influence People — said this:
“Believe me, they do [call me ‘stupid’]. And believe me, I’ve got some buddies, I’ve got family, who took [the vaccine] because of the overwhelming pressure and the propaganda pounding and the fear that has been cultivated by this treasonous government.”
Note that Nugent did not take any steps to differentiate between the “gullible” and “stupid” and those who succumb to “pressure,” “propaganda,” and “fear.”
But lest you think that’s a technical error, and Nugent did not actually mean to insult his family and friends, he then added this:
“This [skepticism of the vaccine] is the pulse of critical-thinking America, and critical-thinking people around the world.”
He then concluded, keeping it classy as ever:
“I appreciate the opportunity to speak to the people that went ahead and got the jab. I speak their language. I will speak to them thusly: [making sheep noises] Baaaaaah. Baaaaaah. Baaaaaah. Baaaaaah. They understand that.”
First of all, let’s all take a moment to recognize the excellent of Ted Nugent’s sheep noises. Finally, all those nights of sneaking into the barn after his wife was asleep have paid off.
Second of all, if I was vaccinated and Ted Nugent’s friend, I’d be pretty pissed at him right now (especially because this year alone, Nugent wondered why “COVID-1 through -18 didn’t shut anything down,” said he “didn’t go to mask college,” and demonstrated that he doesn’t understand what The Nuremberg Code is — being called stupid by this guy is like being called smelly by a skunk). The best defense I can imagine is that he wasn’t consciously demeaning people he knows, but actually that’s almost worse, because it means he really, truthfully believes these people are stupid to such a degree that his brain can’t help but indicate as much.
You can watch the entire interview below. I think it’s worth it just for the reactions panelist Jordyn Hermani has to Nugent’s bullshit alone.
P.S. Incidentally, Propaganda Pounding is my favorite politically-themed porno movie.