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Ted Nugent Claims Joan Jett “Viciously Attacked” Him: “Plus, I Love Lesbians”


Yesterday, we wrote about how hard rocker Joan Jett called out Ted Nugent over his recent criticism of her by reminding us all that he shat his pants to escape the draft. Now, Nugent is doing what conservative shitheads and heartless cretins like him do in these scenarios: playing the victim!

For those of you who didn’t read yesterday’s piece, Joan said the following of Ted’s claims that she should not be on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time:

“Well, that’s just typical — it’s what I’ve dealt with my whole life, being written off. Ted Nugent has to live with being Ted Nugent. He has to be in that body, so that’s punishment enough.”

“He’s not a tough guy. He plays tough guy, but this is the guy who shit his pants – literally – so he didn’t have to go in the Army.”

As reported by Consequence of Sound, Ted said in a livestream video yesterday:

“I love her music. Joan, I love you. It’s real rock and roll, awesome, plus I love lesbians. I think it’s cool.

“I said nothing but nice things about her. However, Joan Jett can’t be on the Top 100 Guitar Players In the History of Rock and Roll before Rik Emmett of Triumph. She can’t be, and Joni Mitchell’s on the list but not Derek St. Holmes, not [Lynyrd Skynyrd’s] Ricky Medlocke, [Whitesnake’s] John Sykes, Chris Duarte, or Jimmy McCarty… I love you Joan, but you’re not a better guitar player than any of these guys, and she just attacked me.

“I said there are a lot of killer guitar players, and Joan is a good guitar player. She makes great music, it’s not adventurous as I like, but she’s awesome. So she viciously attacked me personally, saying I was jealous because I was not on it. I never mentioned I should be on it… With all respect Joan. I love you. I said I love her, but she’s on the greatest guitar player list, but Derek isn’t, Medlocke or Farner isn’t.”

Glad he cleared that up. Though hey, maybe it’s not just his criticism of her that got Jett fired up. Maybe it’s also his transphobic and homophobic comments that made her think that the Nuge was ready to be told to go fuck himself.

Watch Ted’s flip-floppery below:

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