I hate talking about people like Sarah Palin, Ted Nugent and Kid Rock unless it’s a story about how they suck, how they’re being called out for being terrible, or how they’re all lying, hypocritical grifters. Ted Nugent is objectively awful in every single way. He’s MAGA, he promotes deadly conspiracies and he obviously was one of those “Covid is a hoax” guys. I swear to God, I’m not going to research this AT ALL, I’m just going to assume that Ted Nugent said something, at some point, about how the Democrats invented Covid to hurt Donald Trump’s re-election. Well, fun story. Ted Nugent has Covid.
Rock musician Ted Nugent announced he has tested positive for the coronavirus in a Facebook live video in which he repeatedly used racist slurs to refer to COVID-19, spit on the floor and promoted anti-vaccine conspiracy theories.
“Everybody told me that I should not announce this,” the conservative rocker said in the video on Monday. Nugent, a staunch supporter of ex-President Donald Trump, previously called the pandemic a scam and has railed against public health restrictions.
“I have had flu symptoms for the last 10 days. I thought I was dying. I mean, just a clusterf–k,” Nugent said in the video. “I got the Chinese sh-t.”
Nugent said he had a “stuffed-up head” and “body aches.”
“My God, what a pain in the ass. I literally can hardly crawl out of bed the last few days. But I did, I crawled,” he said. Nugent said he was now quarantining. Still, he repeated his refusal to receive a COVID-19 vaccine ― a stance he first took last year in defiance of regulatory approvals and public health experts worldwide who have deemed the shots safe and effective.
“Nobody knows what’s in it,” Nugent said, falsely, in the Facebook live video. “If you can’t even honestly answer our questions of exactly what’s in it and why are you testing it on human beings and forcing it on people in such a short period of time?”
A woman, who was dear friend of someone in my family, died of Covid a few months ago and she was a lot like this – a Trump-supporter who thought Covid was a hoax, who eschewed masks and traveled all over the place during the pandemic. Throughout the past fourteen months, it definitely feels like Covid comes extra-hard for those people. I’m struggling with what to say about Nugent in particular – I guess I’ll just leave it at “play stupid games, win stupid prizes.” Anyway, wear your mask and get the vaccine and don’t refer to Covid as the “China virus.”
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