“Trayvon Martin Was A Gangsta Wannabe With A Bloodthirst”: Ted Nugent Says Slain Teen Got His Justice
Rocker Ted Nugent allegedly fueled the flames of an already fiery rhetoric regarding Trayvon Martin this weekend when he said the unarmed “gangsta wannabe” teen “got justice” when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman.
In an interview aired on Maine’s WGAN Saturday, the 64-year-old Detriot native mentioned Martin when the discussion turned to recent protests of his New Haven, Conn., concert, according to the New Haven Register. Protests were planned in response to Nugent’s recent description of Martin as a “dope smoking, racist gangsta wannabe,” Hartford’s WFSB reported. Thousands have signed a petition asking Toad’s Place in New Haven to cancel the Aug. 6 show.
On Saturday, he doubled down on those very comments.
“Trayvon got justice,” he said, according to the Register. He reportedly added that the 17-year-old was a “gangsta wannabe” who had a “bloodthirst,” a quality he claims is supported by the fact Martin was eager to “get into fights with people.”
Last month, the “Motor City Madman” made headlines for comments he made about the Zimmerman trial in an op-ed for conservative news site, Rare.us. Nugent wrote that Zimmerman should sue Martin’s family for emotional suffering.
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