Father of Murdered Reporter Organizes Protest of Ted Nugent’s Roanoke Concert

Andy Parker Ted Nugent Protest Die-in

courtesy wdbj7.com

You may remember Alison Parker who was murdered, along with her cameraman, Adam Ward, as she conducted a live TV interview in Virginia in 2015. Since then Parker’s father, Andy Parker, has been a staunch gun control advocate.

This week, with Ted Nugent’s show getting ready to roll into Roanoke for a concert, Parker has organized a protest against the pro-gun rocker and the venue that’s hosting him.

From wdbj7.com:

A rolling billboard with Ted Nugent’s face on the side isn’t promoting his Roanoke concert later this month. It is protesting his appearance at the Berglund Center.

Andy Parker is the father of Alison Parker, our WDBJ7 colleague who was shot and killed in 2015.

He organized the protest against the conservative rocker and NRA board member, and is calling for a boycott of the Berglund Center, because of Nugent’s statements on gun rights and gun control, and what Parker describes as his vile behavior.

“It’s an outrage to me and the people of Roanoke who think this community deserves better,” Parker said during a news conference Monday afternoon.

It’s not really clear why Parker thinks Nugent or the NRA are in any way responsible for his daughter’s death. That was the fault of a crazed former WDBJ7 reporter with a history of disturbing behavior who later shot himself.

Few anti-gun protests are complete these days without a die-in, so Parker’s supporters staged one in the venue’s lobby. For its part, the theater isn’t backing down.

Following is a written statement the Berglund Center released Monday:

“We are a public assembly facility and must obey the law, which includes non-discrimination against anyone or any artist based on their political views. We are in the business of hosting diverse events that appeal to citizens of Southwest Virginia. Ted Nugent wanted to perform in Roanoke, Virginia, and we could not turn away his business simply because not everyone shares his values. People come to concerts to hear the music of their favorite artists. Ted Nugent is performing a concert, not hosting a political rally.”

 

comments

  1. avatar Cruzo1981 says:

    If I ever came across a die in, I would laugh as I walked all over the people laying on the floor. It would be the shortest die in ever. I can’t help but laugh at the prospect of it all happening, but alas I live in Texas we don’t have those silly things here in South Texas…

    1. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

      i would get the sudden urge to whip it out a take a leak….they will move fast….

      1. avatar TOddR says:

        A skunk would do the trick. Maybe a honey badger, too?

        1. avatar Garrison Hall says:

          Hummmm. As a practical matter, I think bear-spray would suffice.

      2. avatar Dave in PTC says:

        Better yet, a spray bottle of doe urine set to the ‘stream’ setting.

        1. avatar Ed Schrade says:

          Fire ants.

    2. avatar GaPharmD says:

      What if I tripped, fell and got injured by this dangerous and negligent nonsense?
      Any lawyers care to discuss or guess if one could sue? I would think that would put an end to this ridiculousness

      1. avatar Rad Man says:

        I’d take the case in a second provided you carefully selected a wealthy die-er and I forum shopped for the perfect judge. This in no way constitutes legal advice.

      2. avatar Anymouse says:

        When you trip, be sure to catch yourself by the elbows — hopefully, on a protester’s soft belly, genitals, or throat.

        1. avatar Toni says:

          a good palm strike to the throat sounds more realistic in falling 😉 sorry i was just trying to save my fall and got them in the throat as i fell 😉 after all when falling what do you usually put out to save yourself from injury first 🙂 also due to falling it will have all your weight behind it not just strength 🙂

    3. avatar RON says:

      I WAS THINKING WITH GOLF SHOES.

    4. avatar California Richard says:

      Professional protestors/activists always telegraph their “die ins” so the cops will be there to protect them from pissed of pedestrians/drivers…. There are always pleanty of cops at these things to protect the people screaming “racist police murder unarmed black people!” ….. The cops would be more than happy to walk away and let the problem “solve itself”.

  2. avatar Cruzo1981 says:

    P.S.
    At a grocery store, if I had a shopping cart, that would be funnier.🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

  3. avatar Kyle says:

    I would hire a coroner to facilitate the protest being moved to the city morgue.

    1. avatar Toni says:

      yep so would i only i would have them stripped naked and put them in the chillers for a few hours….. every single die in. once word got around of that then they would quickly stop the “die in’s”

  4. avatar D Y says:

    Goebbels would be proud. I just love seeing kids used as puppets to further an agenda.

    1. avatar little horn says:

      exactly

  5. avatar Pawl from Florida says:

    Any place that allows a die in is liable for personal injury. The solution would be a lot of trip and fall accidents because of these people blocking the egress. Personal injury lawyers would have a field day.
    Didn’t the Parker threaten a politician a while back ?

  6. avatar RA-15 says:

    Wish I could attend Ted Nugent concert. I also thank him for his stand for our 2nd Amendment right to keep our legally owned firearms. If people don’t like Nugents music , or his views on our rights. Stay the Fuck home. No one wants you there with your die in’s or whatever other tyrannical shit you can think up. Ted Nugent has more sense than all your leftarted asses combined. This is still America 🇺🇸

  7. avatar Shire-man says:

    Shouldn’t he be picketing Ducks Unlimited or Pheasants Forever?

  8. avatar Chip in Florida says:

    “…It’s an outrage to me and the people of Roanoke ”

    Slow down there Hoss…. It’s fine for you to be outraged at something. It is something very much different for you to try and claim you are outraged for anyone else because that’s not how it works.

    1. avatar Swarf says:

      “I am outraged and insist that you be also!”

    2. avatar No one of consequence says:

      I am.outraged at X and also outraged at you for not being outraged at X! You fascist Nazi ICE prick you!

  9. avatar surlycmd says:

    Such a sacrifice and a serious political statement to lie on the ground while watching Netflix on your phone. I am moved I tell you.

  10. avatar Swarf says:

    I mean, the protest is misguided and off the mark, but on the other hand, Ted Nugent is a walking carbuncle. Tough call.

    1. avatar No one of consequence says:

      I suppose one could, you know, just not go to the concert.

      Radical, I know…

    2. avatar Gunner2000 says:

      Swarf–Not a Ted fan? Good, keep it to yourself.

    3. avatar Glenn_Va says:

      Nugent taught Anthony Bourdain to shoot and like guns. So not all bad.

  11. avatar Dyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    Yea, this should work out well.

  12. avatar dpk54 says:

    How in hell is Ted Nugent RESPONSIBLE for the deaths of these people??? The anti-gun nuts need to be holding those who actually did this responsible for those actions…… ….whoever held the firearm and pulled the trigger (since I know none of my firearms go off without someone pulling the trigger). I am sick and tired of the rants that guns kill people…they sure don’t do that unless a HUMAN is holding the weapon! Stop blaming law-abiding gun owners for the actions of the losers, morons and gang-bangers who go out and purposely shoot others.

    1. avatar Greg says:

      Amen to that.. These socialist turds only have a colon to process logic and it shows, no brains, no common sense no respect for the constitution… They are not Americans!!!

  13. avatar Old Region Fan says:

    Ted is great live !! and a great American ! Anyone who has not seen his show should go ASAP ! Especially the end of the show !!

  14. avatar the ghost of ironicatbest, is ghosting says:

    Ehhhh fuk Ted Nugent. Why does my phone keep getting these security alerts, trusted server shit, and it’s only on TTAG? ,. ,,,, I’m ought here dude’s.Have fun

  15. avatar Gunner2000 says:

    Would I invite Ted into my home? You’re damn right I would, providing he brings his guitar and amp of course. Like his music or not, he’s a voice of the NRA that people actually listen to.
    Maybe Mr. Parker should attend his show before declaring him off limits to the community.

  16. avatar Joe in NC says:

    A father overwhelmed with grief. I remember him in the news after he lost his daughter. At this stage I wouldn’t be surprised if there was some Bloomberg and Soros money involved.

  17. avatar Greg says:

    If only these idiots didn’t use this ‘die In bullshit to play act because they are desecrating the millions of deaths due to governments taking guns… They should have their c itizenships stripped and labeled as traitors to our republic… What a disgrace these lefty sheep are.. Stalin, China, pol pot is all I have to say…. Beyond stupid and wreckless these socialist shitbag are, no brains, no common sense… What an embarrassment!!

  18. avatar Just Sayin says:

    These dumb fvckers.
    If I ever come across a “die in”, I’m gonna give a patriotic speech two sentences long, say the Pledge of Alligence, then play the national anthem on my cell phone speaker as I proudly place my hand on my heart.
    Let’s see if the eff-wads stand up…

    BTW- my two sentences will be, ” I am proud to be an American. I believe in and will defend the Constitution of the United States.”

  19. avatar The Rookie says:

    Hey, if they’re all dead, how come a couple of them are still using their phones?

    1. avatar Rocketman says:

      The same way that you can be a conservative Republican all your life, and after you die, you change your voter registration and start voting Democratic.

  20. avatar Vitsaus says:

    They’re going to ruin a concert for all 10 people that still care about seeing Ted Nugent perform his mediocre songs.

    1. avatar Gralnok says:

      11 people. I just became a fan. 🤣

      1. avatar Indiana Tom says:

        I love Ted. Hey, his music was not that bad.
        Rock on Ted!

  21. avatar former water walker says:

    He never blamed the big gay ex-reporter who shot his daughter. The “GUN” did it. Duh…

    1. avatar Gralnok says:

      I wasn’t aware the guy was gay. 😉

  22. avatar Gralnok says:

    I don’t like Ted Nugent. He just isn’t a nice person. However, I just might have to buy an album or two, just to toss some money his way for pissing off this clown of a father. We all have to band together in troubling times, after all. 😊

    1. avatar JOSEPH L. SEXTON says:

      I vehemently disagree. I met & talked to Ted wayyyyy back in 2014 at the NRA show in Pittsburgh. He is not only pleasant but has no phony Hollywood aloofness about him, just a regular NICE guy.

  23. avatar Jonathan-Houston says:

    I’m so sick of these personal-tragedy-turned-activist types. No matter what happened to you, you are not suddenly a public policy expert. No matter what happened to a dead relative of yours, you are not automatically endowed with illiminable dominion over everyone’s rights and freedom.

    That goes as much for those whiny Parkland brats as it does for those idiotic “Jersey Girls”, whose husbands all died on 9-11, and that fool Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq.

  24. avatar Leighton Cavendish says:

    Bet they are all just fine with 600,000 abortions every year…victims that stand no chance at all.
    Don’t get me wrong…I am pro-choice…as most abortions are to dems/libs…limiting their population…

    1. avatar Indiana Tom says:

      Margaret Sanger said it all…at a KKK rally.

  25. avatar Gun Owning American says:

    How do the dead use phones?

    1. avatar Indiana Tom says:

      They are the undead zombies.

    2. avatar Dead Ringer says:

      Don’t tell me you never had a phone go dead on you while you were holding it!

  26. avatar Jay in Floriduh says:

    Ok I do feel for Andy.
    But blaming me and Ted is doing what exactly??
    Give it up and get over it as best you can Andy.
    Your doing your daughters memory a disservice this way.

  27. avatar Moltar says:

    A die in you say? Let me find my kilt and down a 12 pack of taco bell soft tacos, a 12 pack of Corona, and a couple shots of whiskey. I’ll handle that die in real quick. I’m willing to bet that after the first deadite catches the aftermath of my angered colon and sees up my kilt that the die in will end rather abruptly.

  28. avatar Jack says:

    I am surprised Ted doesn’t hire these tools to promote his gigs. I’ll bet this one got a big boost from the free publicity.
    Not sure why so many dislike Nugent, he is not exactly a cultured “gentleman”, but he is not out drinking and drugging his way around the country, unlike so many of his fellow performers of all political stripes.

    1. avatar wheel gun guy says:

      Absolutely, Ted is in great physical condition unlike is contemporary David Crosby whom Ted refers to as a “bloated carcass”.

  29. avatar AnonymousOne says:

    Well it’s nice to see this going on in my hometown.

    I don’t even care for Ted that much but I hope his concert is a smashing success just to spite these people.

  30. avatar james says:

    Unfortunate the reporter and the camera man were shot but a criminal did it.

    Sometimes the price of Freedom is paid for with blood, on and off the battle field.

    Daddy Andy needs a time out.

  31. avatar Jesse Haddix says:

    The difference between us and those stupid asses is we call 911 to pick up the dead body of the Intruder they called the report they are a victim

  32. avatar AnOregonian says:

    Is this the guy that was claiming murder was legal, and that it was all the NRA’s fault?

  33. avatar Shepherd says:

    Just a heads up Ted Nugent is Law enforcement. You snow flakes might want to think about that

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