Ted Nugent Sounds Off On Zimmerman, Wonder
Rocker Ted Nugent has never been one to bite his tongue and during a recent interview on Nick Cannon's podcast he really cut loose with his opinions on racial profiling, George Zimmerman verdict backlash and several other topics. Nugent explained, "I think when you use the word profile, if a Dalmatian has been biting the children in the neighborhood, I think we're going to look for a black and white dog . . . We played the Milwaukee state fair a couple years ago and these black mobs were just attacking white folks coming out of the fair. And over and over again I watch the news and here's a rape and here's a burglary and here's a murder in Chicago. Twenty-nine shot. Twenty-nine blacks shot by 29 blacks. At some point you got to be afraid of black and white dogs if the Dalmatian's doing the biting."
The rocker also shared that he doesn't believe that African Americans are oppressed. He explained, " I'm not buying any claim of black oppression. We have a black president, a black attorney general, black Supreme Court justices, we have Nick Cannon, we have the most respected and revered black leaders and entrepreneurs and CEOs and entertainers. There is no limitation to anybody of any color, any race, any ethnicity, any sexual orientation if you put your heart and soul into being the best that you can be, to speak clearly and show up early and produce more than the competition. I don't care where you're from, you will be the American dream. Case closed."
Later during an interview with WXBR in Massachusetts, Nugent shared his thoughts on Stevie Wonder's boycott of Florida following the George Zimmerman verdict. He said, "So 700 black people, mostly young children and young people were slaughtered in Chicago last year by black people, and not a peep out of Stevie Wonder? . . . Are you kidding me? What is this, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest? How brain-dead do you have to be? How strangled by denial, how dishonest, how cheap do you have to be to focus on a clear-cut case where all the evidence, from the DOJ, from the FBI, from the army of investigative specialists in Florida determined that George Zimmerman acted in self-defense against a life-threatening attack by hoodlum, dope-smoking Trayvon Martin?"