Ted Nugent's Inaugural Act In Questionable Taste
Famed rocker Ted Nugent recently helped reinstated Gov. Rick Perry celebrate the kick-off of his second full term in office. However, Nugent's performance left some of the black-tie events attendees with a bitter taste in mouth and mind. With machine guns as props, Nugent stepped up as final act to the Inaugural Ball stage wearing a cut-off Tshirt advocating the Confederate flag and yelling abuses at non-english speaking peoples.
The embarrassment has been down-played by Robert Black, Perry's spokesman, who said "Ted Nugent is a good friend of the governor's. He asked him if he would play at the inaugural. He didn't put any stipulation of what he would play", whilst GOP strategist Royal Masset stated "I think it was a horrible choice, I hope nobody approved it."
Civil rights leaders also made their criticisms known, with Gary Bledsoe, president of the Texas chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People advising "Whenever someone sports the Confederate battle flag, many Texans will be offended, and rightly so, because of what it symbolizes — the enslavement of African-Americans and more recently the symbol of hate groups and terrorists".
Ted, who openly supports hunting and gun-rights, was unable to be reached for comment on Thursday, according to a spokesperson. He was hunting.
Source: Yahoo! Music
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