Conservative rocker accuses Stevie Wonder of ignoring black-on-black violence
Add Ted Nugent to the list of musicians who are distancing themselves from Stevie Wonder's boycott of Florida.
"Wango Tango" rocker and outspoken conservative Nugent tore into Wonder's boycott of Florida over that state's controversial "Stand Your Ground" laws during an interview with Massachusetts radio station WXBR on Wednesday.
During an impassioned tirade, Nugent accused Wonder of focusing on the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin while ignoring black-on-black violence.
Many nasty words were hurled by Nugent in reference to Wonder's boycott. "Braindead." "Numbnuts." And, perhaps worst of all, "soulless."
He didn't have very nice things to say about Martin, either, characterizing the slain youth as "dope-smoking" and a "hoodlum."
"You've gotta be kidding me. So 700 black people, mostly children, young people, were slaughtered in Chicago last year, by black people, and not a peep out of Stevie Wonder. Are you kidding me?" Nugent fumed. "What is this, 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'?"
Nugent continued, "How braindead do you have to be? How strangled by denial? How dishonest? How cheap do you have to be, to focus on a clearcut case, where all the evidence — from the DOJ, from the FBI, from the entire army of investigative specialists in Florida — determined that George Zimmerman acted in self-defense against the life-threatening attack by hoodlum, dope-smoking Trayvon Martin. And you're gonna focus on that clear and universally accepted act of self-defense, but ignore the black-on-black slaughter that's happening every day in this country."
Nugent did say that he would pray for the "Superstition" singer — before insulting him some more.
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"I will pray for Stevie Wonder and all these other numbnuts who think that Trayvon Martin's life is more important than the tens of thousands of slaughtered blacks at the hands of blacks? I don't even know what to do with that information .. What a soulful man Stevie Wonder once was. How do do you go from being one of the most soulful people in the world, to being absolutely soulless?"
Listen to Nugent reflect on Wonder's boycott below.