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Ted Nugent Calls Stevie Wonder ‘Brain Dead’ & ‘Soulless,’ Incorrectly Cites Chicago Homicide Numbers

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By Mason Johnson

Ted Nugent’s most recent rant may leave you wondering if “crazy” is a symptom of “Cat Scratch Fever.”

While doing an interview with WXBR 1460 AM Brockton, MA, Ted Nugent had more than a few things to say about Stevie Wonder’s recent boycott of Florida over the George Zimmerman verdict.

And very little of it was nice.

At one point, Nugent incorrectly cited murders in Chicago while talking about Stevie, saying, “You’ve got to be kidding me. So 700 black people, mostly young children and young people were slaughtered in Chicago last year by black people, and not a peep out of Stevie Wonder. Are you kidding me? What is this, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’? How brain dead do you have to be?”

If you were wondering, there were 506 homicides in Chicago in 2012, and not all of the victims were black.

Ted Nugent comes close to complimenting Stevie Wonder near the end of his rant, before calling him “soulless,” saying, “How do you go from being one of the most soulful people in the world, to being absolutely soulless.”

You can read or listen to Ted Nugent’s full comments below.

“You’ve got to be kidding me. So 700 black people, mostly young children and young people were slaughtered in Chicago last year by black people, and not a peep out of Stevie Wonder. Are you kidding me? What is this, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’? How brain dead do you have to be? How strangled by denial, how dishonest, how cheap do you have to be to focus on a clearcut case where all the evidence, from the DOJ, from the FBI, from the entire army of investigative specialists in Florida determined that George Zimmerman acted in self-defense against a life-threatening attack by a hoodlum, dope-smoking Trayvon Martin? And you’re gonna focus on that clear and universally accepted act of self-defense, but ignore the black-on-black slaughter that’s happening every day in this country.

“I gotta tell you, Peter, I will pray for Stevie Wonder and all these other numbnuts who think that Trayvon Martin’s life is more important than the tens of thousands of slaughtered blacks at the hands of blacks. I don’t even know what to do with that information. It’s so absurd. It’s so offensive. The term soulless comes to mind. And what a soulful performer, what a soulful genius, what a soulful man Steve Wonder once was. How do you go from being one of the most soulful people in the world, to being absolutely soulless.”

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