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Sensitivity Counselor Ted Nugent Will “Pray” for “Brainfried, Nasty, Rotten Prick” Alec Baldwin

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Even if you’re not particularly plugged into pop culture, you’re likely aware of last week’s tragedy involving the actor Alec Baldwin, cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and director Joel Souza. While rehearsing on the set of a new western, Rust, Baldwin — reportedly holding a prop gun the assistant director, David Halls, had indicated did not contain a live round — accidentally shot and killed Hutchins while also injuring Souza. Hutchins was just 42-years-old, and leaves behind a 9-year-old son and a husband of sixteen years.

It’s still not entirely clear where in the chain of command things went so very wrong (an investigation into the incident is ongoing, and as of this writing, no charges have yet been filed), although it is clear that the Rust production was plagued with problems, not the least of which was that a) the very same gun had already misfired twice during the production, b) Halls has previously been accused of failing to “maintain a safe working environment” on other projects, including a 2019 movie from which he was fired after a gun went off on set, and c) Rust‘s 24-year-old armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, also has a history of allegedly skirting her duties.

The overall point here is that this is a terrible tragedy and we don’t quite know yet at whose feet the blame lies. A family is destroyed, a man has to live with accidentally killing someone, and one or more of the people involved are likely looking at prison time. The whole situation is deeply, deeply awful.

So thank Christ we have Mr. Sensitivity himself, Ted Nugent, to weigh in on the situation.

Nugent, who at this point may actually be more famous for being a gun nut than for his music, went on Facebook this week and said the following:

“I’m not gonna comment right now on… What’s the dirtbag that shot the guy with a prop gun? Alec Baldwin. We don’t know the details. But until we know the details, all I wanna say is I know Alec Baldwin is just a nasty, nasty man. He would attack the good families of the NRA that did nothing wrong and blame us when there was a school shooting. So we know he’s a liar and his brain is fried and he’s just a prick. But you know what we’re gonna do for the brainfried, nasty, rotten prick? We’re gonna pray for him until we find out the details of that terrible accident — if it WAS an accident. Because you know if you point the gun at something and you blow that thing up, it’s not an accident; that’s negligence. So as big of a prick as Alec Baldwin is, we’re actually praying for the prick, because I know he’s hurtin’. Nobody wants to kill anybody in an unnecessary moment like that.”

Nugent, whose accomplishments include threatening to assassinate Barack Obama, dodging the draft, having sexual relations with children, and headlining a grocery store, went on to make this whole thing about himself, reminding people that he was on a popular television show in 1986:

“When I did the ‘Miami Vice’ episode, I had a prop gun that happened to be the exact replica of the Taurus brushed nickel nine-millimeter that I carried at the time. So when I went to perform on ‘Miami Vice’ back in ’84, ’85, ‘Little Miss Dangerous’ time, I made sure I disassembled my Taurus and separated the spring and the slide and the frame and the barrel, and I separated everything so there was no possibility whatsoever that someone would mistake my real brushed nickel nine-millimeter with the prop brushed nickel nine-millimeter. And even when I shot Don Johnson in the shootout, I made sure I wasn’t pointing it at him. I cannot point a gun at anything I’m not willing to destroy. So I can’t wait to find out what happened.”

Finally, in true Trumper form, Nugent ended his rant by encouraging fans to draw their own conclusions and completely ignore any facts which may contradict those opinions:

“But because he’s a liberal prick, and the media is controlled by liberal pricks, and all the so-called justice in America is controlled by liberal pricks — for the most part. Only the guilty need to feel guilty, ’cause there’s some really good judges and good lawyers and good attorney generals out there — I think nine total. But since the so-called court systems of America are basically run by a gang of pricks, they’ll probably cover for the Alec prick. And we’ll probably never find out what happened.”

The thing is, Alec Baldwin is a liberal, and Alec Baldwin is a prick. But neither of those things mean he’s responsible for what happened. Maybe he is to blame — he was a producer on the film, and there’s certainly an argument to be made that he should not have just taken Halls’ word that the gun was empty but, rather, checked it himself — but we really don’t know yet. And if Baldwin wasn’t a liberal, you can be certain that the tone of Nugent’s ramble would be different, and would likely involve an assertion that the “liberal pricks” who “run the justice system” were conspiring to put Baldwin away.

And where does Ted Nugent get off playing detective here, anyway? Dude didn’t go to “mask college.” Do we think he went to “detective college”???

Finally I just wanna say I hope Nugent takes his prayers and shoves them right up his huge gaping asshole. In the words of Anthony Jeselnik:

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