Emerald Queen Casino cancels Ted Nugent concerts in wake of alleged racist comments by the rocker

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TACOMA, Wash – A second venue in the Pacific Northwest is cancelling scheduled concerts by Ted Nugent after a wave of complaints appeared online and in the media that the singer had made racist remarks about President Obama.

The Emerald Queen Casino announced the Nugent concerts scheduled for August 2nd and 3rd had been cancelled and refunds would be given at the point of purchase.

A spokesperson for the casino stopped short of offering a reason for the decision.  But on the casino’s Facebook page a number of comments can be seen first calling for the concerts to be cancelled and then thanking the casino for the decision to cancel and citing concerns over Nugent’s alleged comments.

In the past Nugent has called President Obama a ‘subhuman mongrel’ and then apologized.

Earlier this week the Coeur d’Alene Casino cancelled its scheduled concerts for Nugent.  From its Facebook page:

“We adamantly do not want our casino to be used as a venue for the racist attitudes and views that Ted Nugent espouses,” said Laura Stensgar, Executive Director of Marketing for the Coeur d’Alene Casino. Unfortunately, when we booked him, we were looking at him from an entertainment perspective, as an 80s rock ‘n roller who we thought folks might enjoy. We take the comments and concerns of our community very seriously and we apologize to anyone who was offended by the idea that we would promote these kinds of attitudes.”

Nugent blasted his critics in an interview with Radio.com blaming liberal critics for pressuring the casinos into cancelling his shows.

“I am so good at advancing the most politically incorrect policies in the world,” the rocker told Radio.com. “I have been involved in upgrading our Second Amendment rights in all 50 states, so we the people can in fact keep and bear arms…the left hates that. The liberal democrats and the Huffington Post and the Saul Alinsky gang, they hate that I’m so effective. I have expanded and increased hunting opportunities all across the globe. So I am able to, dare I say, perfectly articulate my case — they are not!


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    • Andrew Bush

      Yep… The little nugget is a true coward who crapped his pants to avoid serving in Vietnam. So desperate to prove himself a man he sneaks up on animals and kills them for photos to post on his facebook page.

      He became guardian of his first wife when she was too young to marry. Behind in child support, a three time poacher who claims he has no problem with gays but has to repeatedly state that gay sex disgusts him because apparently he can’t stop thinking about it.

      I’m sure these racist teabillies will have no problem finding a rally that will hire this racist little nugget. Wherever confederate flags are flown they will hire this dead beat dad who crapped his pants to get out of the draft yet to this day continues screaming for wars to send YOUR kids off to.

      All the makings of a true a Republican tea party hero.


    • Dana Boone

      He has opinions. He has a right to those opinions. But we are talking a night of Motor City Madness rock n roll concert. And now because of political correctness, his fans don’t get a chance to see him. Something is really rotten in Denmark. I for example have no use for Beyonce or JayZ’s music or political opinions and affiliations. But I would never dream to mount a campaign to block them from playing at any venue just because I don’t like their political views. That’s flat out wrong and that appears to be what’s happening to Nugent.

      • Dan Wickham

        Just as the EQC has a right to employ him or not based on his opinions. He has his views, but he doesn’t get to spout them at the EQC.

    • Stacey

      Stop talking it says comments not chat room or debate! We have a right to feel and say what we want regardless of what others think.

  • Dana Boone

    Oddly enough, no one can come up with a list of Nugent’s racist comments. To call some one sub human is not racist. The phrase is used all the time. To call someone a mongrel isn’t racist. Heavens. Obama on the View called himself and others “mongrels”. I’d really like to see a list of his racist comments.

  • tina

    I like the nuge, atleast he says it as it is, Obama is a joke, and so are all the dumb asses that voted him into office, the funny part is you dumbasses did it twice, and those same dumbasses are crying boo hoo about it, wake up people, get a clue, I would stand behind Nugent any day when it comes to politics, we have the right to bare arms and protect ourselves, Obama care is a joke that has scewed up the nation, he needs to be impeached

  • Oddity

    There will always be critics on both sides of the fence. Libs hate people that love the constitution, conservatives hate people like sexist, psycho, nut bag Nanacy Pelosi!

  • The World is Ending

    I don’t care if he made any racist comments or not, but what if venues would cancel concerts from all artist White, Black, Hispanic, Asian, ect. That have made racist comments? It would pretty much be a concert free world.

  • Taylor

    Ted needs to find a new venue cause I want to see him perform. As for the eqc I understand why they did what they did but still bring on the nuge

  • littleredfeatherdesign

    Could it be that he called a a tribal member on Facebook a “subhuman mongrel POS?” for pointing out the obvious ? >>—> He was wearing a headdress disrespecting native culture and yes us natives have the screen shots. What!


    Look who is protesting Nugent in South Dakota . . . AIM, and Urban Warriors Society – The natives

  • chris

    It’s dollars and cents, folks. Ted Nugent doesn’t get ink from just playing guitar in a loincloth and swinging around the stage anymore. He’s got bills and a limited supply of musical talent so he HAS to make noise cuz everybody in this business knows BAD publicity is better than NO publicity.

  • Grenade

    DONT CALL Buffalo “whitey”. CUZ the true Canyon wall has been scaled by veterans who allow us to exercise FREE SPEECH AND Free opinions. LONG LIVE THE 2Nd Amendment. I HAVE A Dream..that we all get issued an “arm” at birth. For a safer America.