Death Threats Force Puyallup Tribe To Cancel Nugent Show At EQC
Just last week, a Coeur d’Alene Tribe in Idaho cancelled Ted Nugent’s August 4th show, over Nugent’s history of inflammatory remarks.
They did not say exactly what statement caused their action, but they had plenty to choose from. Perhaps it was his views on immigration reform, or his Twitter rant where he asked if his words were “more offensive than” calling Stevie Wonder “brain-dead” for boycotting Florida after Trayvon Martin case.
Or maybe it was when he called the President a “ subhuman mongrel.”
Now, the Emerald Queen Casino’s Puyallup Tribe has done the same. Spokesman John Weymer told the Seattle Times they’ve scrubbed the rocker’s upcoming shows at their casino in Tacoma following numerous calls and e-mails, including “some death threats.”
The casino has hosted Ted Nugent shows over the past nine years, and Weymer admits they’ve received “complaints in the past” but “not to this extent.” He says he believes it’s “an organized group that does not want to tolerate Ted’s racist remarks.”
Weymer adds that while the tribe had already decided against booking Nugent at the casino next year, they “seriously debated” whether or not to cancel next month’s shows. He also extends an apology to Nugent’s fans.
Weymer says the tribe will honor its contract with Nugent, unlike the Idaho tribe, and still pay him for the shows, while ticket holders will receive refunds. Ted was scheduled to perform at the Emerald Queen on August 2nd and 3rd.