Ted Nugent has weighed in on Ozzy Osbourne’s decision to leave Los Angeles and move back to England, putting a spin on the metal singer’s reasoning in order to offer up political rhetoric that we’ve come to expect from the Nuge.
We recently reported on comments made by Ozzy and his wife Sharon, who implied that their decision to leave L.A. was partly a moral one, based on the sheer number of mass shootings in the United States. They had previously hinted that California’s high taxes were the motivation for heading back to England.
Pontificating on his video podcast, Nugent addressed Ozzy’s decision to leave L.A., unsurprisingly using it as an example to back up right-wing views regarding the crisis of homelessness and poverty in the city and beyond.
When asked by his co-host about a report that Los Angeles voters will decide on a proposal on whether hotels will have to offer vacant rooms to the homeless, Nugent spouts off [as transcribed by Blabbermouth]: “Even my friend Ozzy Osbourne is getting the hell out of Los Angeles because he’d rather live in a tyrant England than in a shooting zone that is orchestrated — a shooting zone, a murder capital that is orchestrated by the court system, the district attorney, the prosecuting attorneys of L.A. county.”
He then goes onto say that he hasn’t visited the city in years because he doesn’t “go to hellholes.”
“I just don’t go to high-crime murder zones where you have to sidestep feces and needles in the streets and you see people defecating right there on the sidewalk,” he continued. “And I don’t mean rarely, I mean it’s becoming standard operating procedure. So it’s another manifestation of a cultural abandonment, cultural deprivation that is orchestrated glaringly obviously by the Democrat party and all their cronies. This is a left-wing, socialist, mindless Satanic agenda that celebrates indecency, cruelty, crime, dangerous conditions.”
For what it’s worth, Ozzy was talking about mass shootings in the United States, in general, and not the crime rate in L.A. “Everything’s fucking ridiculous there,” said Ozzy of his decision to move back to England. “I’m fed up with people getting killed every day. God knows how many people have been shot in school shootings. And there was that mass shooting in Vegas at that concert… It’s fucking crazy.”
So, Nugent’s comments really have little to do with Ozzy’s remarks, but leave it to the Nuge to use anything he can as fodder for his dubious opinions.