(SNN) Sounding like the beginning of a “A guy walks into a bar” joke, Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent, claims he lived out one of those moments.
Sharing his experience on Facebook, September 5th, The Nuge wrote, “So, I was walking through Chicago and I saw that there was a "Muslim Book Store. I was wondering what exactly was in a Muslim bookstore, so I went in. As... I was wandering around taking a look, the clerk stopped me and asked if he could help me. I imagine I didn't look like his normal clientele, so I asked, “Do you have a copy of Donald Trump's book on his U.S. Immigration Policy regarding Muslims and illegal Mexicans?" The clerk said, "GET OUT!, GET OUT AND STAY OUT!" I said, "Yes, that's the one. Do you have it in paperback?"
His anti-muslim posting went viril with 60,000 shares on Facebook and 128,000 likes, along with thousands of comments, many vile, the usual high fives, and a mix of jabs and vitriol comebacks. “File a law suit and make them sell you a book. Apparently that's the thing to do,” came a response from a Forrest Patterson.
Richard Yozzo quipped, “You on board with Trump 2016, Ted?”
Most responses were in concert similar to Keary Fox who wrote, “Very good my man! I love it that people like you and Donald Trump aren't afraid to say what's in the hearts and minds of so many Americans that want our country back. Please don't ever stop being the man that you are.”
However you can't post a controversial subject on social media and get away with it. As Jeffrey Kubsel put it, “So, I was walking through Chicago and saw a Muslim bookstore and decided to be an asshole.”
Although the feedback has been lengthy, the reality of such a posting by a celebrity came to a head when a Raymond Roach brought Nugent back to Earth when he wrote, “I was going to tell a Muslim friend of mine how funny this is but then I remembered he's in the ground at Arlington National cemetery.”
Destructive behavior foments hatred.
Activism in any form can and usually is destructive. Nugent is a known activist, protesting restrictions to gun rights and hunting rights even going so far as clashing with environmental groups. But whether his “A guy walks into a Muslim bookstore” post is true or not, the influence from a celebrity of this type is destructive. It causes division, which foments hatred.
Stick with the music Mr. Nugent, and leave the comedy to the professionals.
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