Aging rockstar and National Rifle Association board member Ted Nugent took to Facebook on Monday in defense of calling (yet another) high profile black man a “mongrel.”
He ended up “liking” an even more offensive word in the comment section.
In his Facebook post, Nugent linked to an article that criticized him for describing the Rev. Al Sharpton, the black MSNBC host and activist, as a “mongrel.” The unabashed conservative railed against the “dishonesty” of the “scumdogs” in the liberal media.
“As if any nasty description or word for Al not so Sharpton could be anywhere descriptive enough for his obvious racist lying scamming punkass,” Nugent wrote.
But as comments from Facebook users started flooding in responding to his screed, Nugent apparently decided to “like” the comment of a user that dropped the N-word.
“Isn’t ‘mongrel’ better than ‘nigger’? Can’t please some people,” the commenter wrote.
On Monday afternoon, the list of people who had clicked “like” on the comment included Nugent.
The musician’s press office at “Tedquarters” did not respond to TPM’s request for comment on Monday.
Below is a screenshot of the comment, followed by the list showing Nugent had “liked” it.
Nugent’s “like” was also captured on a different device by Media Matters’ Timothy Johnson:
— Timothy Johnson (@timothywjohnson) April 6, 2015