Kid Rock is fed up with political correctness and weighed in on the Confederate Flag debate. The singer and wounded veterans home donor said that protesters can “kiss” his “a**.”
Confederate Flag supporters have shared their views about the decision to remove what they deem a symbol of Southern pride from public spaces, store shelves, and even the decision to stop airing the Dukes of Hazzard by TV Land.
Kid Rock — Robert Richie, 44 — and his support of the Confederate Flag appears to have angered followers of MSNBC liberal host, the Reverend Al Sharpton. On July 6, protesters reportedly “linked” to Sharpton’s National Action Network marched outside a Detroit Historical Museum dedication to the “cowboy” singer.
The chanting protesters want the Detroit native to stop using the Confederate Flag at his concerts. The popular singer, who is also the father and custodial parent of a biracial son, does not seemed deterred one bit by the protesters. Kid Rock and his family moved to Alabama several years ago. The Confederate Flag was used to promote the singer’s Rebel Soul album in 2012.
In a statement issued to Fox News‘ Megyn Kelly, Rock said as follows.
“Please tell the people who are protesting to kiss my a** / Ask me some questions.”
Four years ago, Kid Rock received an award from the Detroit NAACP branch. During his speech, the singer made mention of his use of the Confederate Flag.
“I’ve never flown that flag with any hate in my heart. Not one ounce.”
Ted Nugent and Kid Rock recently recorded a new song together, “Kiss My Rebel A**.” The song will reportedly be available for download from both Nugent and Rock’s websites on July 17. All proceeds will be donated to the American Freedom Party. Kid Rock said that “Kiss My Rebel A**” is “a love letter to the South and a middle finger to the PC establishment.”
“Kiss My Rebel A**” was written and recorded after Ted Nugent contacted Kid Rock to express his support after Kid Rock invited anyone protesting his use of the flag at his concerts to “kiss my a**.”
“When you get a text from the Nuge, you know you’ve done something right,” joked Rock. Nugent chimed in with: “Rock ‘n’ roll ain’t supposed to be nice — it’s supposed to hit you upside the head with a tire iron, and that is exactly what this song does.”
“I believe that we always have to look at substance over symbolism, and I think we have to be honest,” Nugent added. “If we burned every Confederate flag today, would they stop shooting each other in Chicago? If we burned every Confederate flag today, would we stop sanctuary cities from accommodating murderers and rapists and savage people?”
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