Outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent has slammed comedian Kathy Griffin for her most recent act — a photo of Griffin holding a bloody, severed head in the likeness of President Trump — calling it “downright vulgar, obscene and a genuine variation of a death threat.”
After Griffin‘s image — taken by photographer Tyler Shields — went viral on social media, it elicited strong criticism from liberals and conservatives alike, forcing the conic to apologize. “I beg for your forgiveness,” Griffin said in a video message. “I went too far.”
Trump denounced the photo Wednesday, calling it “Sick!” and saying Griffin should be ashamed.
Nugent, who has made countless headlines over the years with his incendiary comments — including a 2007 stage monologue during which he said then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama could “suck on my machine gun” and referred to Hillary Clinton as a “worthless bitch” who could “ride one of” his guns “into the sunset” — said that there was “no comparison whatsoever” between his past statements and the actions of Griffin, whom he called “a far leftist” who “hates the Constitution.”
During an appearance on the syndicated “Ben Ferguson Show”, Nugent said: “Well, the left and the democrats are so desperate, they’re so gagged by genuflecting at the altar of Saul Alinsky with their lies and their fake news. Their dishonesty is absolutely stunning. To compare what I said when I identified the egregious crimes of Hillary Clinton with her scamming foundation and lying to the public and lying to the families of Benghazi, refusing to provide security for our men and women in Benghazi, after being begged to provide that basic security as the Secretary Of State. … I mean, we’re talking apples and grenades here. What Kathy Griffin did was downright vulgar, obscene and a genuine variation of a death threat.”