After some media reports claiming that Ted Nugent banned people from bringing firearms to his concert in Roanoke, Virginia, the singer spoke up on the matter claiming that this wasn’t true. Ted shared this statement about the show that took place on July 17:
“Dear God in heaven & damn the fakenews lying bastards!
“I gave the direct order tonight that guns were absolutely welcome to my concert. The media cannot be trusted. They are consumed with hate and dishonesty.
“We had a phenomenal concert tonight as I offered prayers for the soulless crazed hateful protesters. America be aware that the media is infested with America haters and liars.
“Meanwhile thank you Roanoke for a wonderful #6703 ultimate rockout! God bless you all. To hell with the lying punks.”
During the aforementioned show, Nugent also commented on protests in Roanoke that were organized against him by Andy Parker, a father of a gun violence victim. He said (via Roanoke Times):
“If I get too political, fuck you. This is dedicated to everybody, including those dumb motherfuckers that were protesting me because they’re still grieving. When you lose a loved one, we pray for you when you lose a loved one. We all prayed for him, didn’t we? How the fuck do you hate the Nugent family when we’re praying for you? You dumb fucks.
“So go ahead and protest, because the freedom of speech allows you to let the whole world know just what a piece of shit you are. What the fuck. So you know what? I’m gonna pray for him anyway. Because I’ve lost friends, and I grieve.”