Native American Tribe Cancels Ted Nugent Concert

A Native American Tribe has apparently had second thoughts about booking transplanted Central Texas rocker for a concert next month in Idaho.

Ted Nugent (File)

WORLEY, Idaho (July 22, 2014) The Coeur d'Alene Tribe has canceled Central Texas rocker Ted Nugent’s Aug. 4 concert in Worley, Idaho because of what it described as Nugent’s "racist and hate-filled remarks" and racist views.

The tribe didn’t specify which words and views it found offensive.

Nugent referred to President Barack Obama in January as a "subhuman mongrel."

The comments resurfaced when Nugent campaigned in February with Texas Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott, who said he did not endorse such language.

Nugent later apologized "for using the street fight terminology of subhuman mongrel," but insisted that Mr. Obama was a "liar" who violated the Constitution.

In March Longview paid $16,250 to end contract negotiations with Nugent, whom the city had considered lining up as the headliner for its Fourth of July celebration.

Longview's payoff came after Nugent's comments and song lyrics became an issue during a campaign swing with Texas gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott.

The amount the city paid was equal to about half Nugent's performance fee.

Mayor Jay Dean said Nugent's act didn't fit with the family-oriented program the city wanted.


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