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Ted Nugent Calls Racist Accusations ‘A Clear Act of Desperation’

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Ted Nugent has stepped up his attack on the left wing following the cancellation of one of his concerts. In a new interview, he emphatically denied any charges of racism, while pointing the finger at those he feels were responsible for the decision.

“So they literally have an army assigned to destroy Ted Nugent,” he told “To call me a racist is a clear act of desperation. Because everybody knows I’m not a racist!”

Yesterday, the Coeur d’Alene Casino in Worley, Idaho announced that they had canceled Nugent’s Aug. 4 concert, citing, without examples, ”history of racist and hate-filled remarks.” Nugent says that his record speaks for itself.

“My [former] bass player Johnny Gunnel happens to be a black guy,” he continued. “My [former] bass player Marco Mendoza was born in Mexico! Are you kiddin’ me? I pay tribute to Martin Luther King in my songs, I’ve always said my music is a direct result of Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, and all the black musical heroes of my life.”

Nugent also said that his vehement pro-gun activism has made him a target of “the liberal Democrats and the Huffington Post and the Saul Alinsky gang. They hate that I’m so effective.”

“These sick, sick, stoned, hygiene-challenged Michael Moore fans,” he added. “They call in and complain that I’m a racist, they claim I’m a pedophile, that I dodged the draft. They call all the promoters, they call all the venues, they call all my sponsors, every day. Meanwhile, what am I doing? I’m going to rock my ass off tonight. And tomorrow night. And the next night. I’m having the greatest tour of my life and I’m going to have — I promise you — the greatest hunting season of my life.”

Nugent is currently tour in support of his newest record ‘Shutup & Jam!‘ The tour is slated to wrap up on Aug. 17 in Midland, TX.

Next: Top 10 Ted Nugent Songs

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