Music Industry Experts to Ted Nugent: 'Shut Up or Risk Your Future'

"Black people are doing to themselves what KKK would do to them," reads one of Ted's numerous recent attention-grabbing statements.

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With a vast array of controversial statements in recent time, Ted Nugent might be facing a full-on demise of his career, an industry expert has pointed out.

Posing with animals he had killed, calling President Obama a "subhuman mongrel" and much more, Uncle Ted always had a way of grabbing headlines, but reactions of the public seem to have escalated recently, resulting in a string of called-off Nugent concerts.

"If you're going to say something political, you're going to have some backlash, it doesn't matter who you are or what you say," said Philadelphia-based promoter Larry Magid. "Nugent seems to have taken it to extremes. You can't blame anyone for not wanting to play him, for all the baggage that he brings."

Focusing on Obama attacks, the promoter added (via Classic Rock), "I don't know if that's frustration at not being a viable act, but it is stupid. If you are a musician, you're trying to bring your music, your art to a broad group of people. It is one thing to take a stance, it is another thing when you are talking about the president of the United States."

"It's a free country and Nugent has always had a big mouth. But if he keeps making incendiary statements, his future tours may be limited to NRA conventions and Fox News events," added Pollstar USA editor Gary Bongiovanni.

Sifting through Ted's recent interviews and public statements, the guitarist has managed to focus on quite a few touchy topics, listing things President Obama should apologize for, saying that "black people are doing to themselves what KKK would do to them" and blasting America's so-called poor for "living a life far better than do real poor people around the world and have luxuries they can only dream of."

Asked on whether he'll ever apologize for the "subhuman mongrel" statement, Ted noted, "It hurts me deeply that this culture war in America is so nasty, but when the other side stands for lies, deceit, such runaway corruption and sheer criminal abuse of power, I'm afraid it naturally turns into a street fight.

"When the president is held accountable for his constant violation of his oath to the US Constitution, his insane waste and phenomenal misappropriation of tax dollars, when he apologizes for 'Fast & Furious,' when he apologizes for the murder of Brian Terry, when he admits Ft Hood was a clear act of terror, when he admits he lied on 'all the above' energy scam, when he admits to abject failure of duty in Benghazi, when he apologizes for siding with the black panthers gangs and his blatant racism during the Zimmerman/Martin debacle, when he apologizes for his arrogant 'pen and phone' and 'I am the president and do whatever I want' community organizer rants, then and maybe then I would consider ratcheting down my fighting words. Till, then I will fight fire with all the 'we the people" fire I've got,'" the axeman concluded.

You can check out Uncle Ted's stance on America's poor class here. As for the stance on black people, check out the video below.

Nugent's latest studio effort, ironically titled "Shutup&Jam!" saw its release on July 4 via Frontiers Records.

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    THE BULGE
    Surely his issues with Obama could be attached to any president from the last 30-40 years. My cynicism just makes me think he dislikes minorities. I'm mostly offended by his hatred of the poor. Yes by third world country standards they live in luxury but kids going hungry in a country that has more than surplus such as the u.s. Is disgusting. I hate that money goes to money and the working class are seen as greedy for expecting a more even distribution of wealth.
    RedEyeShred
    Same problem here in the UK. The real problem is that most of the money and wealth goes to those who are already rich, some of whom don't pay tax or if they do then they pay barely any.
    UncleBluck
    Sound like your politicians and our politicians here in the US are of the same ILK.....
    LysanderSpoon
    All politicians are of the same ilk, because people who want power over others tend not to be very good people.
    soulgrenade
    Sounds like we need to all get together and form ANOTHER new country, free of tyranny and religious persecution. Funny how things all worked out. We are all the same ya' know.
    bobmarley_fan
    Is that not exactly what the English settlers did here in the states? Look how that turned out.
    filipe26
    It's different. English immigrants came with the intent of exploiting. This would be with the intent of bonding and uniting for a greater good.
    Chronologo
    That's anywhere in the world. I live in a 3rd world country and it's the same crap, the rich get richer and the working class barely survives.
    howyjr
    And that will continue until the majority realises capitalism has failed said majority, and that it's time to find a more equitable and sustainable option
    dr718
    How would you take into account "equitable" effort or ability? With full exception to the elderly and ill, how do you make it "equitable" to the people who take the initiative and responsibility to care and build their community when there will always be able-bodied people who will only consume? How about property ownership? Does everyone get the same living standard you decide they should have? You speak like someone who owns nothing you've genuinely earned and are responsible for no one. It's always infinitely easier to spend someone else's money than what you earn yourself...
    suicidehummer
    I assume you aren't familiar with the work of Noam Chomsky. Capitalism has been a failure and inequality is basically a feature of it. He said nothing about complete equality, he just said "more equitable". Why do people always jump to that whenever anyone suggests a little more equality? UG tends to be open minded, but I guess there's not much for economic literacy here.
    unknownking
    I find your comment on kids going hungry in this country "more than surplus" as a little interesting. Everyone cries that the GOVERNMENT should do something about it. Why? Government is supposed to handle laws and such. Social programs should be handled by the people and community organizations. We rely far too much on the government for "help." We have in effect become slaves to it. And feeding the hungry should be in the purview (sp?) of the community. Why is it that I see "feed the hungry of country X" all over my TV, but almost never see one about feeding people in my own country? I do donate to organizations that feed and clothe people. I just do it for those in my own community and country. Take care of home first. Once that is taken care of, then I will be happy to help outside of that. Very happy.
    suicidehummer
    What? That's exactly what the government is for. It's society coming together and doing things that benefit everyone, like building roads and bridges and in most other developed countries, healthcare and a robust safety net. It's amazing how people have become brainwashed on the purpose of government. Private charities are often corrupt and misleading, not to mention they don't come close to actually addressing these huge problems. news.yahoo.com/snap-cuts-hit-today-food-banks-can t-difference-193917999.html
    Who66
    yeah, the thing with poverty is that it's related to well, poorer health within a given country (so regardless of how rich that country is compared to others, its poor are worse off in terms of health than its rich).
    Eveoftheapes
    The inequality in South Africa is also a huge problem. The saddest thing is that the masses are fed lies, so they'll keep voting for the party that lets ministers get away with crime and corruption. They still get above 60% of the votes after all these decades of greed and incompetence. And Fanon would have said even if it was a different party, it's always the same people in power, just with different faces.
    HammettIsKing
    He still draws people to his concerts and there are plenty of people believe it or not that agree with a lot of the things he says. His career isn't in any danger of ending due to his comments as he's made political comments forever. Plus at this point I don't think he cares and he's not the type to let someone tell him what he can and cannot do. No matter what whether you love Ted Nugent or hate his guts, attempts to silence someone just because you don't agree with him are awful. There's plenty of celebrities that I can't stand what comes out of their mouths, but would be opposed to silencing them over it.
    Shaggy91
    This notion is apparently lost on most people. They dont know how to listen to different points of view, they just want to see their opinion come out of someone else's mouth or its a flame war.
    filipe26
    Ignorance is indeed not a point of view. When your point of view is to plan actions that discriminate people by the colour of the skin, and to plan actions that discriminate people by how much money they have, you are not just disagreeing if Metallica is better than Megadeth or vice-versa, you're starting to disseminate the idea that others should suffer for NO PLAUSABLE REASON at all. It's the same principle as a muslim thinking he's entitled to killing an american just because that person was born in the U.S. Or are you so fakely naive you think powerful people like Nugent plan not to act on those ideas?
    suicidehummer
    Ignorance is not a different point of view.
    Shaggy91
    Case and point. Thank you for literally making my point right here. The irony is your intolerance is more appalling than his ignorance.
    suicidehummer
    I tolerate everything but ignorance. Is that a bad rule of thumb? Talk about pretzel logic trying to claim intolerance and ignorance should be tolerated. Typical fallacious tactic of ignorant people. Your point was that people don't listen to the other side. I listen to republicans loud and clear and their platform is ignorant by ANY reasonable objective measure. Sorry but I refuse to treat ignorance as an equal but opposite argument. Maybe if they come up with actual solutions to the country's problems instead of obstructing the president and every other progressive I'll take them seriously. As Neil Degrasse Tyson says, ignorance does not get equal time as fact in the debate. This is why I hate UG sometimes.
    JD Close
    I don't get how people don't understand freedom of speech. Ted Nugent can say - literally - anything he wants. Anything under the sun. No matter how wrong it is or who it may offend, he is allowed to say it. We, the people, have the right to not buy his records, not attend his concerts, not broadcast his statements on our networks. While he may be silenced in the eyes of the media, that is a perfect example of when freedom of speech has worked .
    unknownking
    I mostly agree with you. The only real issue is that in today's society, not allowing for opposing views to be broadcast on a public forum/network fairly well equates to censorship. Yes, we have the right to turn it off, turn away, whatever, but if the networks simply refuse to air anything, or print it, or anything, we are therefore denied the right to hear it. The media these days only broadcasts or reports on what the higher level executives of the companies want us to know. Opposing views are almost never given. Case in point...the current Israel/Hamas issue. And let's be perfectly honest here. What has Ted said that has not had, at the very least, some truth to it? Not agreeing with his personal views is one thing. But where is he completely wrong?
    JD Close
    Great points, though in this issue I find that the Nuge is getting more than enough spotlight. Bias in media is a huge problem. For example, the only newspaper in my city is extremely biased, and even made the cover of their paper "Welcome To Hell" after the party they disliked won the election. Unfortunately, the only thing we can do about this is try to find other sources of news, and try to convince others to do so as well, but they have the freedom not to listen to us. There will always be people less informed that others. Even though Ted seems to watch too much Fox News, he's pretty well informed on his side of each argument (but not so much on the other) I thank you from the bottom of my heart for bringing up the Israel/Palestine situation, and not siding with Israel 100%. I've been on websites and suggested that Israel never should have been formed in the first place, and that both sides are currently in the wrong, and I've been called anti-zionist for saying so.
    filipe26
    You're mixing different tyoes of freedom. Either way if he's a racist, and he's entitled to speak publicly and act on his racism, so are racists entitled to kill him if they want to. After all, there was once a program intiated by the US government to kill natives because they were having too many children. Also jail was intended for former slaves and minorities of all sorts, so who's to blame a minority for trying to even out the score by killing a bad person that has some power?
    ysaric
    "attempts to silence someone just because you don't agree with him are awful." How are people attempting to silence Ted? There is a difference between affirmatively using the government to try to prohibit someone from saying something vs. not being required to give them their desired forum in which to propagate their views. I think we can all agree the government is not trying to silence Ted Nugent except when he does something illegal like make threatening statements against the President. But when it comes to his racism . . . consumers putting pressure on venues not to host Ted, that's the market in action! Ted can always take his message to Teh Intarwebs, or other venues, but nobody is Constitutionally obligated to give Ted access to his preferred forum for distributing his message. That's not silencing.
    filipe26
    I wonder who was the moral scum who downvoted you.
    ysaric
    Dunno, my posts down below pointing out that systemic socio-economic racism still exists were downvoted . . . I just assume one of them came up here to display similar ignorance of the law.
    necrosis1193
    Ted Nugent is so crazy that Gary Busey thinks he needs to calm down and make clearer, more coherent statements.
    JelloCrust
    GARY BUSEY! Gary Busey Gary Busey, Gary Busey, Gary Busey Gary Busey Gary Busey. Gary Busey?
    doleawhite
    I knew a lifetime of jamming 120w amps destroyed your hearing never thought it caused brain damage. Now I'm worried.
    Jimjambanx
    Ted trying to explain how his song "Do-rags and a 45" is not racist whilst saying that every black guy in Detroit wears a do-rag and a 45 is so ironic it hurts. That's like if I made a song called "Burcas and a 47", and said "It's about those crazy Muslims blowing themselves up, it's not racist it's a public service announcement."
    JOHNSTONE6
    At least he's willing to say how he feels in public. No one here dares do that.
    filipe26
    What he partly feels. Isn't man enough to admit he's racist or looks down on the poorer.
    Zanary
    I love how dumb some of this is: "Ted's a racist! He's a white supremacist!"...except he's spent his whole life essentially worshiping guys like Chuck Berry and James Brown, and has been a keynote speaker at various Native American events over the years. Which race is he against? He's "outdated"...really? If he makes music that moves people, and they'll vote with album/mp3 sales and concert ticket purchases, he's viable. He's been pretty viable for over 4 decades. What he said about American poor is also true. I'm not saying that they don't deserve sympathy, but he's not inaccurate. Sorry, haters. Detroit is a (literally, for those that have missed a ton of news) bankrupt pile of crime that's been mismanaged for decades, and has been seen as a center of American street crime for the same period. Sorry. What makes me so sick about all this, so pissed off, is that so-called "open minded" liberals that are essentially pushing to censor Ted by working to get shows cancelled. This is pure cowardice, as is the way many left-leaning sites have cherry-picked his quotes to remove context. When Ted growled about the "sub-human vermin" that had basically protested a gig at a Native-owned casino, certain publications instantly made the quote about Natives, not the liberal cowards that had just essentially pissed on the desires and rights of the ticket-holders that were looking forward to the show. Reasonable adults, when confronted with a show they don't want to attend, don't buy tickets. F***ing over the show entirely despite the fans that were looking to attend? That's selfish and cowardly, and I hope they know at least as much frustration and disappointment as they ever caused him.
    acefecoo
    "blasting America's so-called poor for "living a life far better than do real poor people around the world and have luxuries they can only dream of." I'm sorry, but this is true.
    filipe26
    So the poor in america should be grateful? They should look down and stop demanding for a more just system? Your statement is ridiculous.
    metallideth88
    Like if Ted cares. He is already an accomplished and very successful musician
    UncleBluck
    He's also an admitted draft dodger and pedophile...so what's your point?
    unknownking
    Draft dodger I give you 100%. He has admitted to it, and it has ben on record for decades. Pedophile? Not really. His stated preference for "young girls" is also documented, however has historically been 17+. In most states, legal age. Even then, maybe a little off putting, but be honest with yourself, when you go for a wank and looking at porn, are YOU only looking at girls that are certainly in their 20s, 30s, or older? Or are you looking up "teen porn" like the majority? Be honest with yourself if no one else. And are we really going to base an accusation of being a pedophile based on one accusation made, by Courtney Love, over the radio to Howard Stern ? Really?! Maybe we give it credibility if at least one other person comes out and says it. But just her?! Ephebophilia maybe, but that's a stretch (attraction to those in later adolescence i.e. 15-19). And ok, since someone will bring up his song Jailbait....KISS-Christine Sixteen, Winger-17, ****ing Neil Diamond-Girl you'll be a woman soon, Gary Puckett-Young girl (an oldie I know), Jet boy jet girl- The Damned, Wrong Way-Sublime, Mexicali Blues-Grateful Dead....get it yet? One song and its lyrics don't make the performer a pedophile necessarily. Not that it isn't a possible indicator, but it is not proof. And just out of curiosity, what were YOU thinking about the first time you heard Britney Spears sing "Hit me baby one more time?" You realize she was only 16 when it was released right?
    filipe26
    His/her point is probably that it's ok for you to be a racist/killer of animals/overall douche in case you have money and accomplished something in your PAST.
    ToxXicSixString
    Say what you want in this world so long as you don't go against the grain of the mighty and powerful Leftist liberals.
    Velcro Man
    lol yeah, THAT'S why african-americans only became equal citizens in the 60s and why gay people can't get married right now. It's the most pathetic thing in the world when right-wing nutjobs who are the last generation of everything that has held back true freedom and equality in this country claim that liberals are somehow hurting them or holding them back by SPEAKING OUT AGAINST THEM! How dare we use our first amendment rights for something dumb-**** conservatives don't like.
    Vinson
    Good grief! Either you are a liar or an idiot. I suppose the Democrats were the ones that fought for civil rights in the 60s too. Obama has done virtually nothing to help this country...only hurt it. Other countries no longer respect us (some never did, but the number that don't is at a record high) Obamacare is a complete disaster, AND he continuously breaks his own laws by "changing" Obamacare to suit his needs. And enough of this White privilege/African-American repression BS. Who is the president of the USA? Ever heard of Oprah? African-american athletes, rappers etc.? And whenever someone disagrees, you want "sources" to confirm (never heard of Google?) We get it, your a liberal democrat who will say anything to protect your guy no matter HOW bad of a job he is doing (For $*^% sake! We are now used to the idea of $3.50 a gallon for gas as being NORMAL?!?!?!).
    zalant
    I don't recall any major performances being cancelled when people came out against George Bush (Jr.), with perhaps the exception being the Dixie Chicks. Tons of bands railed against G.W. as long as he was in office (Pearl Jam or Ministry anyone?), even going so far as to make thinly veiled threats against him. I think it's just that, by and large, it's viewed as OK to crap on Republicans, but when you attack a Democrat, the majority says that it isn't tolerable. It may also have to do with a majority of rock fans being younger, and hence, less well off, financially, so they tend to lean Democratic. As people age and (hopefully) become wealthier, they want to protect their money, and the Republican party preaches that value louder than the other side. Please don't flame for any of this. I'm just stating what I observe. I don't fall neatly into one political camp vs. any other.
    Robertus Prime
    I was just going to say something similar. We had these bands calling out Bush out with their music, but when Uncle Ted does it, it's frowned upon because Obama is a democrat.
    UncleBluck
    Bush is a war criminal...Obama is anything but.....
    unknownking
    Seriously?! Obama is not a war criminal? Read news from areas outside the U.S. You'll get a different view.
    ToxXicSixString
    Say what you want had Sept 11th happened under Obamas watch he would have kissed the Muslims ass and converted everyone's religion in America to the Islam. Just so we don't piss anyone off in this world of PC.
    minor7
    The only thing worse than Ted Nugent running his mouth is a bunch of so-called music experts who don't even play any music running theirs. They're the ones who should be keeping quiet. Stop ****ing around and leave the music business to the musicians.
    UncleBluck
    I've played guitar and bass for 50 years and I'm pretty good at it so if you don't mind I will continue.....what about you?
    Shaggy91
    Are you in a band? Do you tour? Has your music been broken to a wide audience? Can you, with your name, sell out a concert?
    filipe26
    And in a future, neither will Ted. At least not to a broad, good hearted audience. =)
    dyingturtle
    "black people are doing to themselves what KKK would do to them" Basically the only thing he's ever said that is dead on. It's a shame how a large subculture of black people feel the need to oppress themselves, not that the same self-oppression and brainwashing doesn't exist amongst the rest of us.
    Abacus11
    If Nugent was actually sincere about his "political" beliefs he would have been just as vocal or more vocal during the Reagan, Bush, Clinton and GW Bush years but... he wasn't. As soon as we elect a President with a different skin tone than his and a different sounding name than he and his buddies he's all up in arms. All Nugent is doing is regurgitating the paranoid panic-porn that comes out of the mouths of Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh and other Tea Party talking heads. Virtually every issue that he complains about has been an issue for a LONG time but he (and his like-minded pals) never freaked out until the president happened to be non-white. They say "socialist" and "communist" because the real word that they use behind closed doors (it starts with an "n") isn't socially acceptable (and should never be). It's VERY thinly veiled bigotry and if Nugent had the awareness to be embarrassed he would... but he doesn't... so he continues to shoot animals, say dumb racist things and make crappy music.
    jimbob32292
    Not true man, the fast and furious reference started in 2009, which is under the Obama administration. But I have to agree with most of your statements, it doesnt matter whos in office, the last at least 10 presidents have been absolute garbage, and done nothing but slowly unravel and destroy our country.To be honest though... everybody is FLIPPING shit about this... AT THE END OF THE DAY..Its an amendment to the ****ing UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION, if you dont like what hes saying disagree with him prove your point and shut the **** up. I'm sick and tired of hearing people whine about what others say, their entitled to their own opinion, thats what differentiates the U.S. from other countries.
    Abacus11
    I totally agree with you. Obama's made some mistakes and done some good things. I just take issue with the fact that Nugent (and people with similar views) seem to only want to blame Obama for everything... even issues that he has little or nothing to do with.
    damskippy
    Happens to every prez. When W. announced his candidacy, the media began blaming him for the tech bubble bursting (which was hands down Clinton's doing if we are playing the presidential blame game)and W.wasn't even in office. They all said he was talking down the economy.
    damskippy
    I guess this is the one that gets me banned BUT...Who still sells black folks into slavery to this very day? Other black folks. That mentality translates into the whole gang thing here in the U.S., when you are in a gang you are owned.
    JD Close
    It is true that black people are selling black people into bonded slavery in Africa, but I definitely don't equate gangs with slavery. Also, it seems like you guys are all arguing different points.
    damskippy
    my point is simply that it IS a Cultural issue adopted in a different paradigm. you're in a gang, you are told to sell drugs to the kids in the area, you refuse,you are then mercilessly beaten.You try to leave, you are hunted down and likely killed.Only a very few select make it to the top, most end up incarcerated or dead. Beginning to see the similarities.
    JD Close
    I agree with you, I'm simply pointing out that the argument is going nowhere because you're all arguing different topics. You brought up bonded servitude, Epi responded with gangs, ysaric responded with affirmative action programs, you brought black people being racist, and ysaric responds with an argument against reverse racism.
    damskippy
    It's all related dude. maybe we need some bailing wire to tie it all together.we're tap dancing around the minefield of "you a racist", but all of this is culturally related. I refer to organic racism (what racism truly is) whereas epi-g refers to mechanical racism (what the PC race baiters want us to BELIEVE racism is). It is a complicated situation and I don't believe any of us is totally correct. There is no such thing as reverse racism, it's just racism...period.
    Epi g-310
    I wholly disagree with your sentiment, but I'm going to try and explain this academically instead of going on a rant, because I genuinely wish people would look at this issue differently. The reason that gangs, or "slavery" as you call it happen is because of poverty. Part of it is genuinely crime based on personal profit, but some of it falls under the category of participation in an informal economy, e.g., unlicensed taxi services, etc. which happens as a result of failure on the government's part to create infrastructure in gang-ridden neighborhoods. Of course, the reality is, it's too dangerous now to put infrastructure in place. But it became dangerous when it was federal policy to NOT provide infrastructure to black neighborhoods. Poor or no schools, no public transit, no federal assistance for home loans (believe it or not, welfare used to be for white people only) and especially no emergency services like police protection and as a result you've got places that are too destitute to fix, and it creates gang culture. That's why affirmative action and other race-based aid programs exist - it's not because "oh we're sorry for history," it's because federal policy of supporting white people at the expense of minorities even after slavery, well into the 20th century has made life much harder for minorities, and will continue to do so for generations to come. They're not at fault. Racist policy stretching back centuries is at fault. You can't pull yourselves up by your bootstraps when there are no bootstraps at all.
    dr718
    Nowhere in your entire position do you speak of or allude to anyone being responsible for their own lives. 50 years of race-based aid programs and affirmative action and things are worse than they've ever been. A sub-culture that glorifies and rewards out-of-wedlock birth and vilifies education will never overcome such living conditions. A trillion dollars in and still more is needed? Like the people waiting at the dome after Katrina, if you're waiting around for the federal government to come save your ass, you're in for a long wait. Politicians, no matter what color they are, only care about black people until the election is over.
    damskippy
    I said gangs translates into being owned. And I don't need your social bs lecture about nothing is anyones fault. I lived in a MAJORLY predominantly "urban" neighborhood, I know how it works. I did a great deal of antigang volunteer work and community outreach to those children. My main point, which you neglected to respond to is that the 300 schoolgirls kidnapped and sold into slavery in the land of milk and honey were sold into slavery by other black folks, just like 300 years ago. Sounds like you're siding w/ uncle Ted, "it's the government's fault".
    ysaric
    I would expand on this slightly because often the response is "Well, *I* don't own any slaves and *I* am not a racist so why should I as a white person be disadvantaged by government-sponsored race-based initiatives?" Two things. (1) White people of equivalent socio-economic status benefit from the status quo more than minorities because racism and holdovers from racist policies still exist (just saw some research on this, it's true even of poor whites vs. poor African Americans) so white people do benefit even without any racist intent, and (2) Race-conscious programs are attempts to help address this issue *systemically*, in ways that the free market, or individual efforts, are incapable of. In addition to race, there are similar issues affecting women that are the societal consequence of hundreds of years on culturally-ingrained inequality. Great comment, Epi.
    damskippy
    sources ysaric? not calling you out, just wondering what the study say about black racism, it is just as ugly and violent.
    ysaric
    Wow, you're mixing a lot of stuff up. I'm addressing systemic racial biases that are an undercurrent in all of American society. You are talking about "black racism" which sounds like you're trying to equate racism against blacks with blacks that are racist against whites . . . not only is that a different issue from what I was talking about, it's one of the more egregious false equivalences raised by racists. First, African Americans are the disadvantaged class, so racism by them doesn't have anywhere near the same pervasive impact as systemic, cultural, racist (or byproducts of old racism) issues against them . . . and that's not considering the out-in-the-open racism that's still out there. Second, wouldn't you *expect* a historically disadvantaged class to have those among them who would harbor anger? What excuse do white racists have? As for socio-economic advantages of whites and blacks of equivalent starting points, here is the results of some research on that: http://www.cnn.com/2014/07/11/opinion/al...
    filipe26
    Actually you are owned in a lot of situations. Either way black people should be uniting to kill racists instead of killing each other. If you're going to kill, kill your enemies, not yourselves.
    Rokodlak
    Uncle Ted doesnt give a shit about music industry,he made more than all top music shit today
    Zanary
    When has Ted ever said "whites above all else", or whatever? His current tour leg is called Black Power, dumbass. Your claim of white supremacist BS has nothing behind it. Also, your counter-point about the poor...I guess you skipped over me saying that "I'm not saying that they don't deserve sympathy" when you did your dumb little rant. I don't pre-judge or condemn anyone based on where they're born...wtf did you imagine you were talking about. Also, just blowing off anything except your narrow-minded view about that "white supremacist" crap is just sad. He's also had multi-ethnic bands at various points in his career, and the only way a quote backs up any "racist" stupidity is when taken out of context. Ted's comments are very close to the more-polite versions said by various Black leaders...sorry to spoil your BS. The fans didn't have a chance to file a counter-protest, the first people generally hear is when the cancellation is announced. The pathetic cowards involved can't just not attend, they have to ruin the night for others...just because they disagree. Ridiculous, selfish, and spineless.
    Velcro Man
    "When has Ted ever said "whites above all else", or whatever? His current tour leg is called Black Power, dumbass. Your claim of white supremacist BS has nothing behind it. " http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/02/21/... "Also, your counter-point about the poor...I guess you skipped over me saying that "I'm not saying that they don't deserve sympathy" when you did your dumb little rant. I don't pre-judge or condemn anyone based on where they're born...wtf did you imagine you were talking about. " You said he had a point, if you mean he had a point that Detroit has a high crime rate and nothing else, sure, he had a point for a fraction of a second. "Also, just blowing off anything except your narrow-minded view about that "white supremacist" crap is just sad. He's also had multi-ethnic bands at various points in his career, and the only way a quote backs up any "racist" stupidity is when taken out of context. Ted's comments are very close to the more-polite versions said by various Black leaders...sorry to spoil your BS." lol look up, and once again, having black bands doesn't change shit. It's like saying Donald Sterling wasn't racist because he had black players on the team. "The fans didn't have a chance to file a counter-protest, the first people generally hear is when the cancellation is announced. The pathetic cowards involved can't just not attend, they have to ruin the night for others...just because they disagree. Ridiculous, selfish, and spineless." About that... http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/02/21/...
    UncleBluck
    Everything Nugent says in the above statement is a lie. All of it sounds like the parroting you hear from a low information individual who is trying to mask his obvious racism.....Nugents carrier as it once was, has been over for years. He needs to hit the casino tours and keep his ignorant mouth shut....on a side note is it just me or does the Nuge look just like the "Grinch" in the photo?
    RCA1186
    shh! don't try to warn him you fools. Let him fade away.
    filipe26
    He is already. If there was still something human inside him he wouldn't be the way he is. =)
    soulgrenade
    It's a shame Ted can't use his name recognition and "popularity" to make some rational, sane comments. It's not helping anyone if you attack the opposition with racial slurs and other over-the-top comments. There has to be a better way to get your point across than what Ted is trying to do. It's just a shame.
    filipe26
    He's a pussy who doesn't even admits he's a racist. Either way i think he's a bit right on the "'black people' are doing to themselves what the KKK would be doing to them if they still existed". It's clear black people should be out there killing racists of all sorts (including him), and uniting amongst themselves, instead of going against each other, weakening their communities.
    epiman66
    uncle ted keep using the freedom of speech. I will continue to support you. too bad so many people don't see or want to admit that our country is being led by communist. uncle ted for president!!!!!
    Who66
    "It hurts me deeply that this culture war in America is so nasty, but when the other side stands for lies, deceit, such runaway corruption and sheer criminal abuse of power, I'm afraid it naturally turns into a street fight." This comment could be made word for word by someone on the left (and the accusations would be more true of the worst of the Bush years than they are of Obama). The thing is people like ted are so far to one end of the spectrum they do not reason whatsoever. knee-jerk, righteous emotional responses are not helpful in resolving issues, but are what political wings do.
    ToxXicSixString
    Kind of like Obama voters who can't agree he sucks. Its always well look at Bush, they both suck. I want a good president we can compare to JFK. Not the equivalent of two men who are just as equally as evil as the other.
    Velcro Man
    What has Barack Obama done that's so much worse than any other president? Fucking explain it already. He's hated foe inheriting the worst ****ing government he possibly could and because of idiotic, dumb-**** racists that think he's muslim (and even if he was, so the **** what?)
    Zanary
    Ummm, the "inherited" BS"? HE CAMPAIGNED FOR IT. He stumped for it, did fund-raisers for it, lied about his platform for it (how's that "keep your doctor and plan" thing going?), and has dodged accountability more than any prez I've seen in my life. Ted's points above? They're TRUE. Blacks commit half the homicides in the USA, and largely kill each other. 75% of their kids are born into single-parent situations. Ted will just say things directly that most people shy away from. Blaming "racists" for problems that our liar-in-chief wanted so badly to have? That's pure, horrifying ignorance.
    Velcro Man
    "Ummm, the "inherited" BS"? HE CAMPAIGNED FOR IT. He stumped for it, did fund-raisers for it, lied about his platform for it (how's that "keep your doctor and plan" thing going?), and has dodged accountability more than any prez I've seen in my life." 1. Obviously he wanted the job, but if you actually think one person can magic the country into a utopia, you're ****ing delusional. 2. How many presidents have you seen? Apparently not George Bush, but I guess dodging accountability for a WAR doesn't count. Ted's points above? They're TRUE. Blacks commit half the homicides in the USA, and largely kill each other. 75% of their kids are born into single-parent situations. Ted will just say things directly that most people shy away from. " Ted's points above? They're TRUE. Blacks commit half the homicides in the USA, and largely kill each other. 75% of their kids are born into single-parent situations. Ted will just say things directly that most people shy away from." Let's see your sources, but unfortunately it falls under the umbrella of "correlation =/= causation". African-Americans have gotten the shaft for the vast majority of this country's life, do you actually expect people that have been forced into shitty areas with nothing while surrounding by white people that control the world to actually just magically become normal citizens with a house and a car? One day, the slums won't be as filled with minorities because minorities won't be viewed as second-class citizens or criminals. "Blaming "racists" for problems that our liar-in-chief wanted so badly to have? That's pure, horrifying ignorance." Switch racists with commander-in-chief and liar-in-chief with racist-conservatives and blamo, you have the answer.
    je1988
    For one, he's done nothing. His solution to a problem is give a speech while blaming republicans. For one, he's one of the biggest liars we've had. He promised to cut the deficit in half, he quadrupled it. He promised to be the most transparent president in history, even the liberal press is complaining about how secretive he is. The world was supposed to be a better place, how many new wars have started under him? I hate to say it, but Bush was president 6 years ago, you can't keep blaming him. Reagen inherited a far worse government than Obama, he didn't complain, he led and fixed the problem. I wish Obama would fix what he promised, I even voted for him in 2008. But he hasn't, he's a petulant child who doesn't lead, he makes excuses. Maybe when you grow up you'll understand that America f***ed up by re-electing him. And this is coming from a guy who voted for him once.
    Velcro Man
    "For one, he's done nothing. " If he had done nothing, this country would fall apart, don't be stupid, he's either vetoed or voted for the laws put before him, but he's voted for a **** ton of changes and that's why republicans hate him so much "His solution to a problem is give a speech while blaming republicans. " Well maybe if said republicans weren't completely blocking everything they don't like from getting through congress, he wouldn't have to blame anyone. "For one, he's one of the biggest liars we've had." I guess people like Nixon, Reagan and the two Bushes don't count. "He promised to cut the deficit in half, he quadrupled it. " Here's something fun for you: http://www.factandmyth.com/deficit-and-d... "He promised to be the most transparent president in history, even the liberal press is complaining about how secretive he is. " Now sure about that, but what exactly is he claimed to hide? Don't blame NSA and CIA bullshit on the president, he hardly has influence over their actions. "The world was supposed to be a better place, how many new wars have started under him?" I don't remember a single claim regarding the war, but approximately negative one wars have been started under Obama's leadership. " I hate to say it, but Bush was president 6 years ago, you can't keep blaming him. Reagen inherited a far worse government than Obama, he didn't complain, he led and fixed the problem. " The economy is slowly improving but Reagan bullshit is still a ****ing problem to this day, what the **** are you even talking about. http://www.factandmyth.com/deficit-and-d... "I wish Obama would fix what he promised, I even voted for him in 2008. But he hasn't, he's a petulant child who doesn't lead, he makes excuses. " Things aren't instant, it's very childish to assume one person can instantly save such a damaged country, ESPECIALLY when the entire republican party fights him every inch of the way, it's especially bad when said Republicans control congress. "Maybe when you grow up you'll understand that America f***ed up by re-electing him. And this is coming from a guy who voted for him once. " Maybe when you grow up you'll do just a wee bit of research instead of believing Fox News and Facebook rants
    unknownking
    Your rant is so full of holes, but I will go after the easiest one for you to try and explain away... Nixon lied, and was impeached, over the bugging of a single office. Obama has led the government/NSA in recording ALL phone calls, recording internet use, etc., all without a warrant or even attempts to such. Please, tell us how that is ok?
    Velcro Man
    I'll tell you how that is okay as soon as your prove to me Obama is the head of the NSA.
    Velcro Man
    My point is: Obama hasn't "lied more than any other president" that's an idiotic statement only based on the fact that he's the current president so you're more angry right now.
    suicidehummer
    Hey dumbass, that's been going on LONG since before Obama. We just found out during his presidency.
    suicidehummer
    How does this shit get upvoted when it's a blatant lie? The debt has been consistently SHRINKING under Obama. FFS...
    Vinson
    Music industry experts....I'm betting Ted isn't worried about the music industry and really doesn't need your advice.
    jaymes.watson
    for Hendrix & Joplin it was booze and drugs Ted is letting his mouth destroy him. I've never heard a white rock musician give accolades to black musicians as much as Ted has so his social commentary like his newer music is irrelevant.
    haunted_skin
    As a 50 year old black man who listened to rock/metal/blues all his life, I find it disheartening to hear him go on these rants. He came to our county fair one year recently to play. We have a substantial number of migrant workers (Hispanics) as our region is historically agricultural. He upset many people during the concert with his rants against illegal immigrants/gov using swear words. All this in front of family/kids. Needless to say, people were not pleased. I doubt he will be invited back. But here is my disappointment with Mr. Nugent: Freedom of speech is one of the cornerstones of this democracy. I could care less about his "political" rants. That is his right to do so. But when he called the President a subhuman mongrel, I lost a lot respect for him...here's why. You do not call someone a subhuman mongrel because of his political affiliation. You call him that because of who he is genetically. Regardless of whether you like Barrack Hussein Obama or not, here is a man who was raised by a white mother, went on to graduate from a top university (Harvard), became a senator, and then married a BLACK woman from the south side of Chicago. He could have married a blonde, blue-eyed white girl in all honesty but he didn't (no kudos from haters for doing that). He then, against all odds, winds up becoming president of the United States. Now...if someone, who has achieved all that, can still be called a subhuman mongrel by Mr. Nugent, I can not even begin to imagine what he would think of little 'ol me whose parents are both black and who has achieved only a few feet to Mr. Obama's mile... Btw, I have his vinyl "Scream Dream" and "Weekend Warrior"...sigh...anybody want to play frisbee?
    _ELEPHANTS_
    Why the **** is UG posting this nonsense? What is this, Fox ****ing news? This is idiotic and insulting to my musicianship. Period.
    widdlywizrd
    God damn it Ted. Why can't you just be quiet? I loved you man.
    filipe26
    Quiet or outspoken the rotten charachter is there. At least this way we have some fun. =)
    zaslinger
    I don't care about what socioeconomic blah, blah, blah. If you are human, you do not behave like a savage! If you behave like a savage, you are not human! Analyse the behavior. The world is breeding more idiots & savages daily - just read the news. and now back to the music.
    Velcro Man
    "I love how dumb some of this is: "Ted's a racist! He's a white supremacist!"...except he's spent his whole life essentially worshiping guys like Chuck Berry and James Brown, and has been a keynote speaker at various Native American events over the years. Which race is he against?" lol really? The "he can't be racist because he likes _____" excuse only serves to make the person making said claim seem...racist. You can still pick and choose your favorite "niggers" and be racist towards others. Pretty much every racist person has had people of the race they generalize that they still like. I don't know how many people I've heard that will refer to black people as "inferior" yet claim they're not racist because they've had one or two token black friends. "He's "outdated"...really? If he makes music that moves people, and they'll vote with album/mp3 sales and concert ticket purchases, he's viable. He's been pretty viable for over 4 decades. " It's called nostalgia, ever heard of antiques? People still collect outdated bullshit. "What he said about American poor is also true. I'm not saying that they don't deserve sympathy, but he's not inaccurate. Sorry, haters. Detroit is a (literally, for those that have missed a ton of news) bankrupt pile of crime that's been mismanaged for decades, and has been seen as a center of American street crime for the same period." Yes, people being born into a shitty environment caused by the failures of their local government is totally THEIR fault. People learn to survive in the places they're born, these people need help, treating them like shit won't change anything. "What makes me so sick about all this, so pissed off, is that so-called "open minded" liberals that are essentially pushing to censor Ted by working to get shows cancelled. " I've literally never seen this, I've seen people saying they won't buy his tickets anymore, but that's not censorship. I've seen people sign petitions to remove artists from their local venues, but if it works, it's what the people want, if not, the people who started the petition misjudged the desire of the public. "This is pure cowardice, as is the way many left-leaning sites have cherry-picked his quotes to remove context. When Ted growled about the "sub-human vermin" that had basically protested a gig at a Native-owned casino, certain publications instantly made the quote about Natives, not the liberal cowards that had just essentially pissed on the desires and rights of the ticket-holders that were looking forward to the show." People are more pissed that sub-human mongrel/sub-human vermin are both terms widely used by nazis and just generally a shitty thing to say, he's saying he's better than other people. Also, after searching, it seems he called his critics "sub-human vermin" and that's it, so I have no idea wtf you're even talking about. This is hardly the main reason people hate Ted Nugent though, it's just another drop in the ocean of douche. "Reasonable adults, when confronted with a show they don't want to attend, don't buy tickets. F***ing over the show entirely despite the fans that were looking to attend? That's selfish and cowardly, and I hope they know at least as much frustration and disappointment as they ever caused him." If the fans file a successful petition, seems they didn't want to go. If it's not successful, who the **** cares?
    unknownking
    "Yes, people being born into a shitty environment caused by the failures of their local government is totally THEIR fault. People learn to survive in the places they're born, these people need help, treating them like shit won't change anything." And those same people continue voting for the same laws that help to keep them where they are. No change at all. That isn't just ignorance. In the case of Detroit, the people there have voted, time and again, for democratic politicians who have then phuqed over the city time and again. The democratic politicians then pass more "social welfare" laws, giving more amenities to poverty stricken people, who then re-elect them in hopes to get more amenities. See the circle? "It's called nostalgia, ever heard of antiques? People still collect outdated bullshit. " Yup. And people still buy it. You made the guy's point for him. "If the fans file a successful petition, seems they didn't want to go. If it's not successful, who the **** cares?" The fans didn't. Protesters did. Fans buy tickets and go to shows.
    Velcro Man
    " And those same people continue voting for the same laws that help to keep them where they are. No change at all. That isn't just ignorance. In the case of Detroit, the people there have voted, time and again, for democratic politicians who have then phuqed over the city time and again. The democratic politicians then pass more "social welfare" laws, giving more amenities to poverty stricken people, who then re-elect them in hopes to get more amenities. See the circle? " You're really gonna have to post sources to prove democrat economics have single-handedly destroyed Detroit. This also once again circles back to their lack of education. " Yup. And people still buy it. You made the guy's point for him. " SOME people still buy it, not enough to consider him a relevant figure in music of the 21st century. "The fans didn't. Protesters did. Fans buy tickets and go to shows." http://aattp.org/native-american-tribe-c...
    Vinson
    "You're really gonna have to post sources to prove democrat economics have single-handedly destroyed Detroit. This also once again circles back to their lack of education." Ummm....do a little google search yourself, and see who has been in charge of Detroit for the last few decades. BTW, what "White Supremacist" writes a song with the lyrics "Then came the white dogs, with their thick and empty heads"??? A song standing up for native american-indians.
    Velcro Man
    Nugent is definitely a white-supremacist *******, but the ONLY reason he pushes it so hard is just to get attention, the more you talk about the outdated, irrelevant excuse for a musician, the more you empower him. Let him fade back into the 70s just like his shitty music.
    Vinson
    WOW!!! You have NO IDEA who Ted is and what he stands for do you? He holds African-Americans in the highest respect...especially Black musicians (Tired of calling them African Americans.... Most have never been to Africa.). |If you knew ANYTHING about this guy, you would know THAT! Just because he speaks the truth about much of the black community doesn't mean he is racist...he just sees the result of what is going on in many black communities. Just because he doesn't agree with a socialist/communist/american hating president who happens to be part black doesn't mean he hates black people...it means he hates socialist/communist people that hate america.
    MaidenisGOD89
    Both parties are an absolute disgrace today. Republicans in a nutshell-racist 'pro life' scumbags. Democrats in a nutshell-communists taking away our right to free speech, gun hating pieces of shit. Fuck liberals and conservatives all the same.