"Karma has a sense of humor"
George Takei has called out Ted Nugent for his “racist video rant.”
Nugent had announced on social media that he contracted Coronavirus. In a Facebook Live video, the 72-year-old singer made the announcement on Monday.
“Everybody told me I should not announce this,” he said in the vide. “I have had flu symptoms for the last 10 days. … I thought I was dying, just a clusterfuck.”
“I was tested positive today. I got the Chinese shit. … I got a stuffed-up head, body aches, my God, what a pain in the ass. I literally could hardly crawl out of bed the last few days, but I did, I crawled. … So I was officially tested positive for Covid-19 today.”
On Twitter, Takei criticised Nugent and called him out as a racist and conspiracy theorist.
“Ted Nugent, a long Covid-19 denier and conspiracy theorist, has come down with a bad case of it, calling it the ‘Chinese sh*t’ in a racist video rant,” the Star Trek actor tweeted on Tuesday. “But maybe it’s not even Covid. I’m thinking it’s just Cat Scratch Fever. Yes, karma has a sense of humor.”
‘Cat Scratch Fever’ is the title of a 1977 Nugent song and album.
In other film news, Kim’s Convenience star Simu Liu has been targeted by Nicki Minaj fans just hours after the trailer for Shang-Chi was released for “anti-blackness”.
Ted Nugent, a long Covid-19 denier and conspiracy theorist, has come down with a bad case of it, calling it the “Chinese sh*t” in a racist video rant.
But maybe it’s not even Covid. I’m thinking it’s just Cat Scratch Fever.
Yes, karma has a sense of humor.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) April 20, 2021