Conservative rocker Ted Nugent recently took a shot at the entire Black Lives Matter movement for simply protesting against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people, calling the marchers “soulless” and “stupid.”
In an interview that aired over the weekend, Sinclair broadcasting host Eric Bolling asked Nugent about Colin Kaepernick and other activists who have kneeled during the national anthem to non-violently protest systemic racism by police.
“Ted, love hearing that star-spangled banner, let’s talk a little bit about what’s going on in the country,” Bolling began. “You see them kneeling when that song is being played. You see them disrespecting the flag that’s on my chest and probably on your arm, what makes – what does that do to Ted Nugent?”
“Well, it makes me identify those people as being real soulless, real stupid,” the musician said. “They don’t even know what they’re doing. I mean, they claim that somebody’s hands were up and they got shot. That’s a lie. I know the situation. I’ve studied those situations and nobody’s hands were up and nobody got shot. So the entire premise of that so-called protest is based on a lie.”
In fact, the “hands up, don’t shoot” slogan originated in Ferguson, Missouri after Michael Brown was shot and killed by police.
“And they can’t be that stupid,” he added. “They know it’s a lie. They’re just liars. So when you see someone disrespecting our flag, um, they don’t deserve any respect themselves and they should be ashamed of themselves.”
Earlier in the interview, Nugent also took time to slam President-elect Joe Biden and other Democrats for “glaring criminality and abuse of power and Marxism.”