Residents outraged over Ted Nugent playing at McHenry County Fair

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Hours after the McHenry County Fair Association announced that Motor City Madman Ted Nugent would be headlining the annual event on Aug. 3, a number of residents said they will boycott the entire fair.

Commenters on the county fair’s Facebook page said that Nugent – known for his hit songs including “Cat Scratch Fever” and “Stranglehold” – does not represent the family-oriented nature of the over 70-year-old tradition.

Kristina Zahorik, chairwoman of the Democratic Party of McHenry County, said – putting political views aside – that Nugent does not represent the family friendly vibe of the McHenry County Fair. However, Zahorik said her organization is not calling for a boycott of the fair.

“From our perspective, it’s supposed to be a wholesome family friendly adventure and of all the artists that they could’ve chosen or invited, what message are you sending when you do this?” Zahorik asked.

Nugent, a conservative activist and member of the National Rifle Association, has invoked his fair share of controversy, both from the content of songs like “Jailbait” and from his political views. Such remarks have included referring to former president Barack Obama as a “subhuman mongrel” and stating that survivors of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Fla. last year “have no soul.”

The county fair will begin on July 31 at noon at the fairgrounds, 1100 Country Club Road in Woodstock. For more information on the fair and scheduled events, visit the McHenry County Fair Association’s website.

A message to the McHenry County Fair Association wasn’t immediately returned Friday afternoon.

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April 5, 2019 at 02:32PM

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