Ted Nugent has apologised for calling US President Barack Obama a “subhuman mongrel”.
Last month, in an interview with Guns.com, the rocker was asked about his thoughts on the 2016 US presidential race, which he is allegedly planning to run in, and decided to use the opportunity to express some of his controversial opinions.
He said: “I have obviously failed to galvanise and prod, if not shame, enough Americans to be ever vigilant, but not to let a Chicago communist-raised, communist-educated, communist-nurtured subhuman mongrel like the ACORN community organizer gangster Barack Hussein Obama to weasel his way into the top office of authority in the United States of America. I am heartbroken but I am not giving up.”
However, he has since retracted some his wording. In a radio interview, reported by CNN, he apologised. “I do apologise – not necessarily to the President – but on behalf of much better men than myself,” he said to radio host Ben Ferguson. He also said he wishes he used “more understandable language”.
In 2011, Nugent hit the headlines after saying he was “repulsed” by the idea of sex between two men. The rocker, who was being interviewed by Piers Morgan on his US chat show Piers Morgan Tonight, said that though he did not consider himself to be homophobic, he believed that sex between two men was “against nature”.