Letters to the Editor

Letter: I love America, but not Ted Nugent

Ted Nugent performs during the Sonic Baptizm Tour at Atlanta Symphony Hall on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Atlanta. (Photo by Robb Cohen/Invision/AP)
Ted Nugent performs during the Sonic Baptizm Tour at Atlanta Symphony Hall on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Atlanta. (Photo by Robb Cohen/Invision/AP)

To the Editor:

I'm not a liar or an America-hating scumbag (Ted Nugent responds to county fair controversy, April 10) as Nugent described us who don't agree with him. I do, however, have a problem with Nugent performing at our county fair.

I was heartened to read of other McHenry County residents voicing their objections to Nugent being given a platform at our fair to promote his misogynistic, sexual content music. The county fair has been, and should continue to be, a family-oriented public venue. I've read his musical lyrics, and many of his songs are not family-friendly. To promote his appearance at the fair would run counter to my values and what I would think are the values of a vast majority of the residents of the county. There are numerous other performers who would better reflect the character and variety of musical choices that a broader cross section of McHenry County residents prefer. The McHenry County Fair Association needs to revisit this matte, seek out alternative performers and cancel Nugent's contract. 

Phil Heil

Algonquin

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