You Won’t Believe What Ted Nugent Just Said About the Parkland Survivors

The rock star and NRA board member called them “stupid” and “soulless”

Ted Nugent grabs his crotch at a campaign rally for Donald Trump on Nov. 6, 2016. Paul Sancya/AP

For indispensable reporting on the coronavirus crisis, the election, and more, subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter.

Ted Nugent, the classic rocker and National Rifle Association board member who has called President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel” and Hillary Clinton a “worthless bitch,” is now attacking the Parkland school shooting survivors who organized the March for Our Lives rallies.

“These poor children, I’m afraid to say this and it hurts me to say this, the evidence is irrefutable: They have no souls,” Nugent said on a Friday airing of Newsmax’s Joe Pags Show. He described them as “mushy-brained children who have been fed lies.” After hearing some clips of student leaders David Hogg and Emma Gonzalez, Nugent said they were warring against “good law-abiding families of America.”

He added, “I really feel sorry for them, because it’s not only ignorant and dangerously stupid, but it’s soulless.”

In his tirade against the children who have started a national movement for gun safety, Nugent did manage to get in a plug for the NRA. “The National Rifle Association are a bunch of American families who have a voice to stand up for our God-given, constitutionally given right to keep and bear arms,” said the singer of “Wang Dang Sweet Poontang.”

Watch the clip:

SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

payment methods

SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

payment methods

We Recommend

Latest

Sign up for our free newsletter

Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily to have our top stories delivered directly to your inbox.

Get our award-winning magazine

Save big on a full year of investigations, ideas, and insights.

Subscribe

Support our journalism

Help Mother Jones' reporters dig deep with a tax-deductible donation.

Donate