07.25.14

From Bigot to Pariah in 24 hrs

Posted in Extremism, Psychopath & Sociopath, Ted Nugent, WhiteManistan at 11:34 am by George Smith

You just can’t call people unclean vermin. It’s a lesson Ted Nugent learned the hard way yesterday.

Yes, the wheels must have popped off the Ted Nugent tour bus last night when news arrived that another Indian tribe, the Puyallup, canceled the two shows he had at their casino in Tacoma at the beginning of next month. The Coeur D’Alene tribe of Idaho canceled his gig at its casino on Monday. (Note: Nugent relies a great deal on casino gigs. And the casinos are the property of Native Americans.)

“The First Amendment gives people the right free speech, but I think racism is intolerable and not acceptable here,” Puyallup Tribal Council Vice President Lawrence W. LaPointe told a news agency.

Media Matters quickly queried a number of prominent rock music promoters around the country about the Nugent cancellations. The consensus was his racist image has become such a liability its starting to really hurt his music business.

“No one should be surprised by any of this,” Gary Bongiovanni, editor-in-chief of Pollstar USA, told Media Matters. “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.”

Dives in the deep southern part of WhiteManistan, too.

The Media Matters piece is here.

Altogether, Nugent has had six cancellations on his summer, all as a result of his image as America’s most famous rock and roll bigot.

Prediction: Ted Nugent will be apoplectic in public, making things even worse for himself in the next few days.

Give him the microphone now.

6 Comments

  1. Ted Jr. said,

    July 27, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Ted Sr. needs to get into politics. In politics you can:

    1.) Tell whatever lie you want and 48 hours later when the lie
    has been proven, that’s ancient history and you’ve already moved
    on to your next talking point.

    2.) Spread unlimited amounts of horseshit and your admirers
    and the media will convince the average man/woman on the street
    that it is really fertilizer.

    Then you wouldn’t have to stick your foot in your mouth by apologising,
    Sr. You could be raising campaign funds instead of playing gigs at
    county fairs and casinos.

    Sounds like a plan.

  2. George Smith said,

    July 28, 2014 at 11:39 am

    Fabulously incompetent week. Casino gigs are the bedrock of some of his tour legs. So because he can’t shut his mouth he loses three in a row, on the 2,3 and 4 of August.

    He’s been silent ever since. It must have been quite a tableau in the tour bus, after all the blather about how “Great White Buffalo” and his antics honor Native Americans. A Spinal Tap moment, the manager shows up, “I have good news and bad news. First the good — you’re in all the newspapers. Now the bad, you’ve had three gigs canceled and all the newspapers have quotes in them calling you a racist.”

    That’s going to take some serious explaining of conspiracies against you to make go away.

  3. Anon said,

    July 28, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Hey! This is America.

    The only way to get someone to pay attention when receiving poor service or a defective product is to deliver a swift kick to the wallet region.

  4. George Smith said,

    July 28, 2014 at 2:13 pm

    His contracts are clever though. In the past he’s had his lawyers pursue venues that cancel on him for breaking a deal. Longview, TX, seemed to be paying a reduced percentage, or a kill fee, to make him go away. The fallout may stretch into next year when venue owners try to judge the risk associated with one of his gigs. County fairs used to like booking him. Now he’s made himself inappropriate in those places.

  5. Anon said,

    July 29, 2014 at 1:19 pm

    His version of “no blue M&M candies” in the backstage rider contract…

    Word gets out on those things. He may see a good bit of his business go away in preventative moves.

    He might end up going to the online grifting methods of a former half-term governor from Alaska.

  6. George Smith said,

    July 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Ha-ha. He could also do KickStarter or IndieGoGo. Maybe shouldn’t be issuing ideas, could backfire.