Ted Nugent was scheduled to play a concert at Fort Knox this Summer but after his recent comments about President Obama the military has decided to cancel the performance.
The U.S. Army made the announcement on its Facebook page:
“After learning of opening act Ted Nugent’s recent public comments about the president of the United States, Fort Knox leadership decided to cancel his performance on the installation.”
The Hollywood Reporter notes that Nugent was co-headlining the concert with REO Speedwagon and Styx. The army said that it would issue refunds to people who no longer want to attend the show.
Nugent said earlier this month that if Obama got re-elected he would end up “dead or in jail.” Nugent, who was speaking at an NRA event, also said that Republicans need to “ride into that battlefield and chop their heads off in November.” The comments led to a “conversation” with the secret service.
While some are supporting the military’s decision to pull Nugent from the lineup, the majority of comments on Fort Knox’s Facebook page are from people who think the military is over-reacting.
One supporter wrote:
“He is such a supporter of the troops. Such a shame that he was canceled for expressing his freedom of speech. This is America, if you have not forgot.”
“I thought that freedom of speech was one of the very same things that our military fought for. When Obama said he was going to change the military, he did. He made them cowards. Shame on you Fort Knox.”
Do you think Fort Knox made the right decision by cancelling Ted Nugent’s show?