Washed-up rock star Ted Nugent says he’s just like civil rights icon Rosa Parks because at the height of the COVID pandemic, he refused to wear a protective mask.
During an appearance on right-wing media outlet Real America’s Voice, Nugent bragged:
According to HuffPost, this isn’t the first time Nugent has compared himself to Parks:
Nugent has a history of invoking Parks during his right-wing screeds. In 2019, he blasted a Michigan law that banned the baiting of deer and elk, and called it a “Rosa Parks moment” when hunters refused to comply, according to the Detroit Free Press. And in 2013, amid reports that then-President Barack Obama could issue an executive order to help reduce gun violence, Nugent also made the comparison.
“There will come a time when the gun owners of America, the law-abiding gun owners of America, will be the Rosa Parks, and we will sit down on the front seat of the bus, case closed,” Nugent told World Net Daily.
In 2007, Nugent publicly threatened former president Barack Obama, suggesting at a concert that Obama could “suck on my machine gun.”
And in 2018 Nugent called survivors of the mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, “liars,” “soulless,” and “poor, mushy-brained children” after they began advocating for gun control in the United States.
Nugent’s latest comparison of himself to Parks got him significant blowback on social media.