During the latest edition of the ever-so controversial rocker, Ted Nugent’s ‘Nightly Nuge’ program, the ‘Stranglehold’ singer would touch on prior dubious and contended comments he made in regards to the death of late Foo Fighters drummer, Taylor Hawkins. Nugent would call Hawkins, ‘selfish’
This Foo Fighters breakup bombshell was recently revealed. During his latest edition, Nugent would defend his original comments by stating the following: “When the great drummer, and I understand he was a great, fun guy and a loving husband and a loving father, Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters, when he died, we did a tribute to him here on ‘The Nightly Nuge’, and I played a very emotional love song that had come out of me for my brother John when I lost him, showing great compassion, showing great empathy for the band, for his family, for his fans, showing nothing but love but identifying the intentional abuse of substances as being selfish.”
He would continue: “Well, the tsunami of attacks against me for being compassionate and empathetic and supportive and identifying a booger in someone’s nose, labeled as ‘hate speech,’ it’s unbelievable. If that speech wasn’t ‘love speech,’ I don’t know what would be a love speech. But love speech sincerely and genuinely critiquing or even identifying something you disagree with or that is glar[ing]ly dangerous and irresponsible as hate speech, that’s a manifestation of total cultural abandonment of the goodwill and decency and genuine support for your fellow man that you and I were raised in.”
Nugent continued: “So everybody out there, speak your mind, be a critical thinker, articulate yourself honestly, and if they call it ‘hate speech,’ they’re the haters,” Nugent added. “Those who accuse us of hate speech are the real haters. And I couldn’t be more confident of that.” Credit to Blabbermouth for all quotes used.