Rocker Ted Nugent dismisses comparisons to Kathy Griffin
Conservative rocker Ted Nugent, who once told a concert crowd that Barack Obama should “suck on [his] machine gun,” says its unfair to compare him to embattled comedian Kathy Griffin.
“There’s no comparison whatsoever,” Mr. Nugent said during a radio interview Wednesday on “The Ben Ferguson Show,” The Washington Examiner reported.
“We’re talking apples and grenades here,” he said. “What Kathy Griffin did was downright vulgar, obscene and a genuine variation of a death threat. I’ve never threatened anybody.”
Ms. Griffin is facing a wave of backlash for doing a graphic photo shoot holding a realistic mock severed head of President Trump. She has since apologized for the photos and had them removed, but lost her long-running New Year’s Eve gig at CNN as a result.
Mr. Nugent defended his own rhetoric.
“I’ve never threatened to hang anybody. I’ve never suggested anybody get hung, except the one time after Benghazi, I recommended that Hillary Clinton be charged, arrested, tried and hung.”