Ted Nugent Jumps To Defense Of Lion-Killing Dentist: ‘Whole Story Is A Lie’ (SCREENSHOTS)

“God are people stupid” is a phrase that one would normally expect in reference to nearly any statement made on Fox News — ever — or in regard to some Americans’ support of the Confederate flag, but these words came from pants-sh*tting, draft-dodging ammosexual pedophile Ted Nugent after he heard about the American dentist who bribed park officials in Zimbabwe $55,000 to let him shoot a famous lion.

Palmer and his accomplices waited until Cecil the lion, who was known for being friendly with tourists, was lured a half-mile outside the park before the dentist shot the big cat with a bow. Injured and dying, Cecil wandered for almost two days as Palmer stalked him before ultimately finishing the treasured animal off with a rifle, skinning and beheading him.

Both Palmer’s accomplices have been arrested, and authorities in Zimbabwe are seeking Palmer himself for poaching — a crime which could land him in prison for 15 years.

“I had no idea that the lion I took was a known, local favorite, was collared and part of a study until the end of the hunt,” Palmer in a statement Tuesday. “I relied on the expertise of my local professional guides to ensure a legal hunt.”

While he did not apologize for killing Cecil, Palmer sure was sorry that the backlash he is facing is making it difficult for him to make more money. In an email obtained by a CNN affiliate, the dentist told patients,:

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“I apologize profoundly for this inconvenience and promise you that we will do our best to resume normal operations as soon as possible.”

“Again, I deeply regret that my pursuit of an activity I love and practice responsibly and legally resulted in the taking of this lion,” said Palmer.

Cecil is not the first animal Palmer has illegally killed. Several years ago, Palmer paid a fine of nearly $3,000 for illegally killing a black bear in Wisconsin and lying to authorities about where he killed it.

To right-wing hero Ted Nugent, though, all of this is fine.

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“The whole story is a lie,” Nugent wrote on Facebook when a fan asked his opinion. “It was a wild lion from a ‘park’ where hunting is legal & ESSENTIAL beyond the park borders.”

“All animals reproduce every year & would run out of room/food to live w/o hunting. I will write a full piece on this joke asap,” Nugent added. “God are people stupid.”

In other posts, Nugent explained that “every hunt is meat sport trophy,” and that ” the cuter the critter the sweeter the meat” — a rule that probably also applies to his choice in females, according to his history and music.

The rest of the world, of course, disagrees with the NRA board member who thinks it’s acceptable to take legal custody of minors so he can f*ck them with fewer legal problems. The Internet has ravaged Palmer’s dental practice on Yelp, while more local protesters staged vigils outside, leaving stuffed animals by the door along with a very clear message: “You are a coward and a killer”:

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A spokesperson for a public relations firm hired by the much-despised dentist says that his client is believed to be hiding somewhere in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area — perhaps afraid he will receive the same treatment as the majestic animal he murdered.

There is good news. If Palmer is formally charged, a treaty signed by former President Bill Clinton with Zimbabwe remains in full effect, and would require that Palmer be extradited for trial. Minnesota congressional representative Betty McCollum has called for a federal investigation that will determine if Palmer broke any U.S. laws in addition to the laws of Zimbabwe.

Hopefully, Palmer ends up behind bars for his crimes before his killing spree can continue.