Rocker Ted Nugent says the Florida students calling for gun control have ‘no soul’ and are ‘mushy brained children.’
He made the comments Friday while defending the National Rifle Association as a guest on the Joe Pags Show, a nationally syndicated conservative radio program.
Nugent, an NRA board member, said survivors of the Parkland school shooting are wrong to blame the NRA for mass shootings citing that most members come from good American families.
The 69-year-old rocker specifically called out Parkland students Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg for spreading ‘100 percent lies and falsehoods’ about the NRA.
Rocker Ted Nugent made comments Friday while defending the National Rifle Association as a guest on the Joe Pags Show, a nationally syndicated conservative radio program. Nugent, an NRA board member, called survivors ‘mushy brained students’. Pictured is him at a Trump rally
He went on to say that ‘the evidence is irrefutable, they have no soul,’ and that the students were ‘mushy brain children’ who only spread lies.
‘They are actually committing spiritual suicide because everything they recommend will cause more death and mayhem, guaranteed,’ Nugent said during the interview.
He blamed the students education as well as the mainstream media for the ideas they have spread about the NRA.
‘The dumbing down of America is manifested in the cultural deprivation of our academia that have taught these kids the lies, media that have prodded and encouraged and provided these kids lies,’ he said.
‘I really feel sorry for them because it’s not only ignorant and dangerously stupid, but it’s also soulless.’
His main critique was against recent interviews Marjory Stoneman High School students Emma Gonzalez and David Hogg have done since the shooting on February 14.
Joe Pags played a CNN interview with Gonzalez and Hogg for Nugent so he could hear their responses to questions about guns.
Gonzalez said the NRA was giving out ‘blood money’ to politicians to promote their agenda and Hogg said people in the organization were ‘child killers’.
Nugent responded: ‘Well that is sad the level of ignorance just goes against the level of stupidity.’
He claims that NRA member have been involved in any mass shootings to date.
David Hogg is one student who has been criticized by the far-right since the Marjory Stoneman High School shooting on February 14. Nugent said Hogg and other students were spreading ‘100 percent lies and falsehoods’ about the NRA
Emma Gonzalez has also been vocal about lawmakers cutting ties with the NRA and not accepting funding from the pro-gun organization.
The teen activists have drawn critics from the far-right because of their blatant criticism on anyone who supports the NRA or refuses to consider gun-control laws.
These critiques come after Nikolas Cruz opened fire on their school in Florida and killed 17 teachers and classmates.
Nugent defended his stance with the NRA and gun laws because he considers the organization to represent the ‘the good law-abiding families of America.’
A representative for the 69-year-old Nugent did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The rocker made the comments the same day several advertisers dropped Fox News personality Laura Ingraham after she mocked Hogg online about his rejection letters from universities.
Outrage erupted across social media, many of which was fueled by Hogg, because people said Ingraham was attacking him in an area that had not relation to the current debate.
Since her controversial tweet, 11 companies have said they would no longer advertise on the show and Ingraham is taking a ‘pre-planned’ week off from the show.