Ted Nugent apologized for re-posting a graphic with a message about gun control that was labeled “anti-Semitic” in media reports.
Nugent’s Feb. 8 Facebook post features Israeli flags on a collage of the faces of 12 prominent Jewish Americans, and asks, “So who is really behind gun control?”
Ten days later, his assistant sent a statement to MLive, attributed to Nugent:
“Can I say oy vey? I sincerely apologize for my irresponsible re-posting of such a nasty and offensive meme,” the Feb. 18 statement reads.
“In my rush between songwriting jams and musical recording frenzy, all I saw was the images of people dedicated to disarm us, I made no connection whatsoever to any religious affiliation.
“Everyone knows deep down that at 67 years of age I didn’t suddenly become anti-Semitic. That’s patently ridiculous, and those who rushed to such a mistaken condemning judgement should re-examine the system by which such equally irresponsible knee-jerk judgments are made.”
Thousands shared Nugent’s original post that calls those pictured, former U.S. Senator Carl Levin among them, “punks” and says “they hate freedom.”
The Coalition to Stop Gun Violence asked the NRA to remove Nugent from its Board of Directors, which he has been a member of since 1995.
The NRA said in a statement, “Individual board members do not speak for the NRA.”
Jonathan A. Greenblatt of the civil rights organization, the Anti-Defamation League, called the meme Nugent posted “nothing short of conspiratorial anti-Semitism.”
“Regardless of one’s views on gun control, this kind of scapegoating of an entire religious group is completely unacceptable and completely divorced from reality,” he said.
The controversial graphic remained on Nugent’s page on Feb. 18.
— Brad Devereaux is a reporter at MLive.com. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
12 thoughts on “Ted Nugent apologizes for ‘nasty and offensive’ gun control post”
“Well the first time I was sorry I was insulting the Jews
I made the Jews mad before
I went to see the Jews and they made me say sorry
I think I’m sorry some more..”
“They made me apologize forever
I gotta apologize forever
(Sung to the tune of Cat Scratch Fever)
Nugent folded like a cheap card table.
The jews hate their crimes being exposed. The Synagogue of Satan (Talmudist/cabalist so-called jews)* are neck-deep in every assault against the free people of the world. I do not apologize for my truthful and provable statement.
If the shoe fits, wear it.
* I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan. Revelation 2:9
9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee. Revelation 3:9;
Awwwww…. Teddy don’t wanna lose his stuff. One thing’s for sure, he ain’t down here………..
*** Jonathan A. Greenblatt of the civil rights organization, the Anti-Defamation League, called the meme Nugent posted “nothing short of conspiratorial anti-Semitism.” ***
If that’s the case, then why do well-known Jewish publications like The Forward and Haaretz say the same thing?
And what’s wrong with the graphic? Do those people have a history of pushing for gun control, or not? And are they Jews, or are they not?
*** “Regardless of one’s views on gun control, this kind of scapegoating of an entire religious group is completely unacceptable and completely divorced from reality,” he said. ***
First, Jews are not defined by their religious beliefs, but by tribal affiliation based primarily on maternal lineage.
Second, no one has claimed that EVERY Jew supports gun control; that’s a strawman.
Lastly, anyone who doubts the claim that the gun control movement is led by Jews need only read what Jewish publications have to say on the matter.
Adendum to lastly-
One must first be “semitic” to claim the offense of anti-semitism.
a semite is NOT a jew……. they are christians/judens/muslims who
were born on the area known as palestine. notice that being a
semite is NOT a jew thing……its a geographical thing…… they stole
this motto to do some more whining on the global stage. imposters’
and of their father, the devil.
[sem-ahyt or, esp. British, see-mahyt]
a member of any of various ancient and modern peoples originating in southwestern Asia, including the Akkadians, Canaanites, Phoenicians, Hebrews, and Arabs.
a member of any of the peoples descended from Shem, the eldest son of Noah.
My 2 cents, Hater…
ABSOLUTELY the 3rd definition is the correct one. The descendants of Shem are the S(h)emitic peoples. The Khazars who call themselves jews are, by and large, Japhetic (of the line of Japheth, another of the the three sons of Noah) in origin and lineage. Of course, probably most of us who are not isolated native tribesmen of some remote villages have some of the Israelite Shemitic genes from father Abraham, as well as the genes of the aryan nations of the Japhethites, due to the amount of time that has passed (2000+ years) and the mathematical preponderance of family tree lineage ( see this link, where Steven Anderson explains the subject well);
Jews are jews, and are not beholden to either genus….they hold fast to the Talmud and the teachings condemned by Jesus Christ as that which “nullifies the Word of God”, and “is of their father, the Devil”. Their condemnation is deserved, and soon to appear.
The Pharisees & Sadducees of Jesus time were the descendants of Esau through his Canaanite wives – the Edomites & Amalekites. That was why God instructed the Hebrews to destroy them ALL, or they would be a thorn in their sides later on.
Most of today’s jews are AshkeNAZI, but it is my belief that many of the top echelon are directly descended from those same Pharisees & Sadducees.
THEY ARE NOT ” JEWS”. THEY ARE SLAVE MASTERS, AND TAUGHT FROM BIRTH TO BE SLAVEMASTERS. THEY ARE THE MOST LIED TO OF ALL PEOPLES…
THEY CANNOT ENSLAVE YOU AS A POPULATION AS LONG AS YOU ARE ARMED.THEY CANNOT ENSLAVE YOUR MIND IF YOU OBEY THE GOSPEL.
Will the real Ted Nugent please stand up.
This guy is just a circus clown diversion.
This clowns in a stranglehold.
Naturally! He’s a COWARD just like most people are in the entertainment industry. Can’t offend your masters now can you Teddy boy?