Last month, Ted Nugent
caused a storm of controversy when he described US president Barack Obama
as a "subhuman mongrel"
in an interview with Guns.com
. "I have obviously failed to galvanize and prod, if not shame, enough Americans to be ever vigilant, but not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America. I am heartbroken but I am not giving up."
Now, as NME
notes, the guitarist has issued an apology of sorts in a radio interview with Ben Ferguson
. While Nugent notes that he doesn't necessarily apologize to the president, he apologizes on "behalf of much better men than myself"
and wishes he used "more understandable language."
Nugent is no stranger to making controversial statements. Back in 2011, he told Piers Morgan
that he was "repulsed"
by the idea of sex between two men, considering it "against nature."