As a tradition that never seems to be ending anytime soon, former rock star Ted Nugent is in the headlines once again for never holding back on his political statements. Surprisingly, this time it wasn’t about president Obama as it usually is, but now he decided to target a particular group who he believes are the responsible behind gun control: The Jews. While Nugent hasn’t made a lick of music that anyone’s cared about since the early ’90s with Damn Yankees (and we’re being generous here), he continues to run his trap, and instead of opposing Obama, this time it’s a whole religion.
The Nuge posted the following image on his Facebook:
After some time, the post started getting reactions from all over the internet, including the Anti-Defamation League, who posted the following statement in the comments section. It reads as follows:
This is nothing short of conspiratorial anti-Semitism. Regardless of one’s views on gun control, this kind of scapegoating of an entire religious group is completely unacceptable and completely divorced from reality. It should go without saying that anti-Semitism has no place in the gun control debate. You should be ashamed for promoting anti-Semitic content, and we hope that good people on both sides of the gun control debate will reject his tactics and his message. We hope you will have the good sense to remove this share immediately so that it does not spread virally across the internet.
The backlash towards the post became more evident and instead of backing down from his statement, Nugent decided to double down, posting the following about those who opposed his views:
We would like to believe this is the last time we would see Nugent doing this sort of things, but we know better to truly expect that.