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Ted Nugent in concert, wearing Native American headdress, 08-10-08
Well, this escalated quickly:
Less than seven hours after being asked about the racist legacy of rock entertainer Ted Nugent, the Coeur d’Alene Tribe of American Indians this evening cancelled a scheduled performance next month by the controversial performer.
Marketing and public relations staffers seemed unaware of his racist past, but made a quick decision once they were contacted about the appearance:
“Nugent’s history of racist and hate-filled remarks was brought to Tribal Council’s attention earlier today” by the Southern Poverty Law Center, Keen said in a statement e-mailed to media outlets.

“The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has always been about human rights – for decades, we have worked individually and as a Tribe to make sure that each and every person is treated equally and with respect and dignity,” the statement said.

Chief Allan, Chairman of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe, issued a one-sentence statement about the cancellation, without explaining how Nugent got booked in the first place.

“We know what it’s like to be the target of hateful messages and we would never want perpetuate hate in any way,” Allen said in the statement.

Media Matters and the SPLC's Hatewatch blog have documented a few of the aging rocker's offensive rants:
The legendary rocker, who also is on the board of the National Rifle Association, has a “long history of racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, animus towards immigrants, and propensity to use violence-tinged language,” Media Matters reported earlier this year.

That came after Nugent called President Obama a “subhuman mongrel” and referred to him as a “chimpanzee.” Nugent previously called Obama a Nazi and a “piece of shit” who should “suck on my machine gun.” He once called Hilary Clinton a “toxic cunt” and, on another topic, said, “I’m beginning to wonder if it would have been best [if] had the South won the Civil War.”

Perhaps some of the venues on Ted Nugent's current tour list need a quick primer on Ted Nugent's background as well? Full list below the fold.

Jul 22 2014
The Wellmont Theater
Montclair, NJ, United States

Jul 23 2014
Penn's Peak
Jim Thorpe, PA, United States

Jul 24 2014
Newport Music Hall
Columbus, OH, United States

Jul 25 2014
MountainFest at Mylan Park
Morgantown, WV, United States

Jul 26 2014
Leach Amphitheater at Riverside Park
Oshkosh, WI, United States

Jul 27 2014
Medina Entertainment Center
Medina, MN, United States

Jul 29 2014
Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
Kansas City, MO, United States

Jul 30 2014
Gothic Theatre
Englewood, CO, United States Buy Packages

Jul 31 2014
The Depot
Salt Lake City, UT, United States

Aug 01 2014
Trails End Concert Park
Sheridan, WY, United States

Aug 02 2014
Emerald Queen Casino
Tacoma, WA, United States

Aug 03 2014
Emerald Queen Casino
Tacoma, WA, United States

Aug 05 2014
Portland Expo Center
Portland, OR, United States

Aug 06 2014
Full Throttle Saloon
Sturgis, SD

Aug 08 2014
NW Ohio Rib-Off at Lucas County Fairgrounds
Maumee, OH, United States

Aug 09 2014
Indian Creek Amphitheatre
Oxford, OH, United States

Aug 11 2014
House of Blues
North Myrtle Beach, SC, United States

Aug 12 2014
House of Blues
Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States

Aug 14 2014
House of Blues
Houston, TX, United States

Aug 15 2014
Hard Rock Live
Biloxi, MS, United States

Aug 16 2014
Billy Bob's Texas
Fort Worth, TX, United States

Aug 17 2014
Wagner Noël Performing Arts Center
Midland, TX, United States

Originally posted to Scout Finch on Tue Jul 22, 2014 at 07:05 AM PDT.

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