Longtime rocker Ted Nugent speaks to a crowd of Greg Abbott supporters during a campaign stop in Wichita Falls, Texas on Feb. 18, 2014. / Torin Halsey AP
TACOMA, Wash. -- Emerald Queen Casino will cancel two Ted Nugent concerts that were scheduled August 2 and 3, citing racist remarks made by the singer.
Puyallup Tribe officials said they also received threats from community members who demanded the casino cancel his shows.
The Washington tribe's action comes days after the Coeur d'Alene Tribe cancelled Nugent's August 4 shows at its Idaho casino because of the rocker's "racist and hate-filled remarks."
The Idaho tribe said Monday it booked Nugent without realizing he espoused "racist attitudes and views." The tribe did not detail which of Nugent's specific views it opposes.
Nugent in the past has referred to President Barack Obama as a "subhuman mongrel." Nugent later apologized "for using the street fight terminology," but he maintained that Obama was a "liar" violating the Constitution.
Officials for Nugent's music management company were out of the office on Monday and not available for comment.
But Nugent defended himself on Tuesday on Radio.com. Nugent said his music has been influenced by Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley, he has paid tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. in his songs, and that lyrics in his song Great White Buffalo are not racist toward Native Americans.
Nugent also told Radio.com he's the target of an "army assigned to destroy Ted Nugent."
"I am so good at advancing the most politically incorrect policies in the world," the rocker said. "I have been involved in upgrading our Second Amendment rights in all 50 states, so we the people can in fact keep and bear armsā?¦the left hates that. ... I have expanded and increased hunting opportunities all across the globe. So I am able to, dare I say, perfectly articulate my case - they are not."
(Contributing: Associated Press)
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