Ted Nugent has denied racism accusations, saying that he is “the anti-racist” who has “paid homage and reverence to the black heroes of music” his entire life.
Nugent made his comments just days after he revealed he recently lost a major sponsor of his award-winning “Spirit Of The Wild” television show over allegations of racism.
In a Facebook Live video this past Saturday, Ted said: “Everybody who pays attention — not the ones who call me a racist, but the people who are actually honest and pay attention know that I have paid homage and reverence to the black heroes of music all my life, which means I’m the anti-racist. So if you find somebody who calls Ted Nugent a racist, you are looking at a subhuman piece of sh*t who lives a lie.”
“I’m a living, walking, breathing passionate music lover that was in the eye of the music storm at the most important time in the history of music, coming right out of the electrification of the guitar by Les Paul,” he added. “And how Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley and THE VENTURES and Duane Eddy and Little Richard and Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley took that black music, and we celebrated it in song.”