Ticketholders expecting a raucous Ted Nugent performance at an Idaho casino just learned the show has been canceled due to the rock legend and outspoken conservative’s alleged racist tendencies.
Without providing a single example to back up its claim, the Coeur d’Alene Native American tribe announced the Aug. 4 concert has been cancelled.
As for an explanation to fans looking forward to the event, casino owners only suggested that he has “racist attitudes and views.”
Though Nugent has not publicly commented on the decision as of this writing, his supporters took to Twitter to express their dismay.
Many expressed the view that Nugent, although often blunt in sharing his views, is far from a racist. In fact, several Twitter users pointed out that the star has long been an advocate of Native American causes.
— August West (@freestaterevolt) July 22, 2014
The far-left Daily Kos called on hosts of other upcoming Nugent shows to follow suit in an article that included a statement by the tribe announcing its decision.
“The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has always been about human rights – for decades, we have worked individually and as a Tribe to make sure that each and every person is treated equally and with respect and dignity,” the statement indicated.
Indicating his allegedly racist remarks were revealed by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the tribe chose not to cite any examples of the behavior they felt warranted a cancellation of his concert.
A number of social media responses picked up on the hypocrisy of calling off Nugent’s show while legitimately intolerant performers continue to perform unabated.
I wonder when the last rapper who uses the words “nigger” and “Ho” got canceled anywhere? Nugent can play at my… http://t.co/6zlCV224oH
— L Haywood Coffey (@L_HaywoodCoffey) July 22, 2014
While plenty of Nugent’s detractors applauded the decision to cancel the show, his supporters seem to agree that the minor setback will have little to no effect on his appeal or his ability to draw crowds across the nation.
This post originally appeared on Western Journalism – Informing And Equipping Americans Who Love Freedom