Nugent's show slated for Aug. 4 at the Coeur d'Alene Casino, though, has been canceled by the venue after the Tribal Council learned of Nugent's history of ridiculous, racist and violent rhetoric.
“The Coeur d’Alene Tribe has always been about human rights – for decades, we have worked individually and as a Tribe to make sure that each and every person is treated equally and with respect and dignity. We know what it’s like to be the target of hateful messages and we would never want perpetuate hate in any way,” said Chief Allan, Chairman of the Coeur d’Alene Tribe in a statement released yesterday.
Nugent's most known racist remark is when he called the president of the United States a "subhuman mongrel," but he also penned this editorial about why the Washington Redskins shouldn't have to change their name. In the piece, Nugent says his song "Great White Buffalo" has made him beloved in Native American communities. A viewing of him performing that song in a headdress (see above) makes that somewhat hard to believe, as well as him saying things like, "Call me crazy horse..."
This isn't the first time the self-proclaimed Motor City Madman (he gave himself the name because he's from Detroit and he's crazy) has had a show canceled for being, at best, a little out there. A city in Texas agreed to pay him $16,000 not to show up at their Fourth of July festival this year.