The "Motor City Madman," is certainly living up to that moniker of late, as reports of an onstage rant during a performance at at London’s Indigo2 are surfacing, and included some controversial comments, especially when you consider the fact that he was in Europe, where attitudes about a lot of issues tend to be quite different than they are here in the U.S.
Ted Nugent decided to deliver a little commentary on the subject of knives and how they have become a popular weapon of choice for criminals in London. In classic Nugent fashion, he shares his view with the attendees.
Among other things, Nugent was quoted as saying: "I understand that London has a knife problem. That’s because you took everybody’s guns away."
He then goes on to talk about the lack of a knife problem in Detroit because the people with the knives have a "Ted Problem, and even refers to the crowd as "dumb Limeys," at one point.
It was also reported that Nugent used what is often referred to infamously as the "N Word" here in the U.S. I don’t know how that particular word is regarded in the U.K., but it would certainly stir some controversy here in the U.S. if he used that word on stage during one of his performances.
There was no word on the reaction from the crowd following Nugent’s tirade, but in the video below, which showcases just a small segment of his comments, they do not sound particularly offended.
Nugent is no stranger to controversy and I suspect he will continue to share his opinions openly whenever he is given the chance to do so.
To read the complete version of Nugent’s comments, check out Metal Hammer.
There’s also a recent interview with Nugent that can be found at KC Community News.
If you are a Nugent fan or you are familiar with him at all, you’ll know what to expect in the following video. Otherwise, if you are offended by a bit of profanity and some talk with regard to the lower regions of the male anatomy, you may want to skip this one.