Ted Nugent Addresses Show Canceled Over Transphobia: “My Haters Are the Dumbest Creatures That Have Ever Slithered”
Once-influential guitarist and current extremely-vocal conservative pundit Ted Nugent drew the ire of just about every compassionate human being, this time over a show scheduled for July 18. The gig, which was scheduled to take place at Avondale Brewing in Birmingham, Alabama, was canceled by the venue before it went on sale, with the venue citing community concerns regarding Nugent’s previous transphobic comments.
Nugent addressed the cancelation on his web show, “The Nightly Nuge,” and claimed that he already has another show booked in Mississippi, though his website does not reflect any changes.
“This year, in 2023, I’m going on tour for the last actual organized tour of my life, ‘Adios Mofo ’23’… And I’ve gotta tell you, the concerts are selling out left and right — except where some freaks who think that men should go into women’s bathrooms and locker rooms and who think that comfortably numb is a desirable condition for your children. They have protested. I think there were six snakes — they were serpents — that protested one of my concerts down in Birmingham, Alabama, of all places. We were selling tickets left and right. They canceled the concert, and the Nugent haters — which is the Michael Moore, Hunter Biden fan club — they actually canceled the concert in Birmingham, but an hour later I booked another gig for more money across the border in Mississippi. So when you mess with Uncle Ted, you lose. I’m gonna rock my flamethrowing balls off this year and have the greatest concert of my life… So all you people that are angry that I’m happy, have a nice day, because the Michael Moore, Joe Biden, Hunter Biden fan club always gets upset when good people are happy. So get ready for the greatest tour of your life.”
If you don’t want to read all of that, it can be summarized as “old man doesn’t understand science, society, prefers to yell at clouds.” Nugent also refuted various claims that have been made about him throughout his career, such as that he is a homophobic draft dodger.
“This has happened all throughout my career because I stand up for God, family and country. And by the way, all the accusations are false. I’ve never met Courtney Love. I didn’t dodge the draft. I’ve never dissed the Native Americans. I’m not homophobic. I’ve got gay friends and we snuggle. I’m not racist. I am black. I mean, the whole thing is just preposterous because they can’t debate me, so they have to lie and hate. And then The Huffington Post and CNN and MSNBC and Rolling Stone magazine, they continue to lie and lie. All the nasty allegations are one hundred percent false. Now, I’ve made some mistakes in life, but they haven’t mentioned any of those. They just keep lying.”
Interesting, Nugent can’t stop making references to serpents, probably because he spends too much time reading the Bible.
“My haters are the dumbest creatures that have ever slithered. And the Avondale Brewery in Birmingham, Alabama has been bombarded with good families, really good, good people, a lot of military heroes, a lot of law enforcement heroes and just good working-hard, playing-hard Americans going, ‘Boy, are you people stupid. Because I’m gonna go to the Ted Nugent concert that night anyway, just not at your place.’ [Laughs] So it’s too funny for words.”