By Scott T. Sterling
Ted Nugent continues to shed concert dates, with the controversial rocker seeing two more scheduled shows get axed in the wake of racially-charged comments made earlier this year, including calling President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel.”
The concerts, originally set for Aug. 2-3 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash., were scuttled after members of the Puyallup Tribe (which runs the casino) made unspecified “threats” in regards to the Nuge’s booking, due to his public statements.
“The First Amendment gives people the right to free speech, but I think racism is intolerable and not acceptable here,” explained Tribal Council Vice-President Lawrence W. LaPointet (via VVN Music). “We’ve been getting lots of complaints from the community and other organizations. I don’t want to take away his right to say what he wants to say, but we don’t need it here.”
“I am so good at advancing the most politically incorrect policies in the world,” Nugent told Radio.com during a recent interview conducted the same day his concert at the Coeur d’Alene Casino in Worley, Idaho, was canceled by the venue. “I have been involved in upgrading our Second Amendment rights in all 50 states, so we the people can in fact keep and bear arms…the left hates that. The liberal democrats and the Huffington Post and the Saul Alinsky gang, they hate that I’m so effective. I have expanded and increased hunting opportunities all across the globe. So I am able to, dare I say, perfectly articulate my case — they are not!”
Upcoming Nugent tour dates include stops in Sturgis, S.D., (Aug. 6) and Houston, Texas (Aug. 14).