The musician isn’t any stranger to controversy and is well-known for foul-mouthed rants. In 2019 he was carried offstage by a police officer at a gig in Nashville after he instructed the crowd, “Oprah Winfrey is like ‘Hey, I just want women to believe in this s**t.’ F**k her. She can suck d**k sideways.” This time round, at a latest efficiency at the FishLipz Bar & Grill in Smithville, Tennessee, Kid Rock turned offended with followers movies on their telephones. He unleashed a tirade of abuse, which went viral.
The star was recorded when he instructed them: “F**k your iPhone, you f**king fa***ts with your iPhones out!” After days of backlash, he determined to put up a message on-line addressing his outburst.
The star, who dated Pamela Anderson on and off from 2001-2006, selected to double down on his use of the homophobic slur through the use of it once more. This time, it was directed towards anybody who was offended the first time round.
As if that wasn’t sufficient to unleash a second, even larger backlash, he additionally excused any of his actions by claiming that he has homosexual mates. Read his full ‘defence’ of his actions subsequent.
Kid Rock posted the following on Twitter: “If Kid Rock using the word fa***t offends you, good chance you are one. Either way, I know he has a lot of love for his gay friends and I will have a talk with him. Have a nice day. Bob Ritchie”
The barely odd referral to himself in the third particular person is to presumably separate the star’s public persona from his actual identify, Robert James Ritchie, and was most likely supposed to be light-hearted,
Instead, it has ignited an absolute firestorm with little to no help seen in any of the 1000’s of feedback on his tweet.
Usually, any social media put up, particularly on something remotely controversial, may have a wildly opposing vary of feedback from each side of the argument.
In this specific case, Kid Rock’s obvious defence of his actions appears to be nearly utterly below assault.
Not solely do feedback spotlight how harmful and damaging such slurs could be to encourage bigotry towards weak minorities, additionally they single out Kid Rock’s public ‘trailer trash’ persona, when he truly grew up in a big home in Michigan, the place his dad and mom owned a number of automobile dealerships.
Read a collection of replies to Kid Rock’s tweet beneath”
Comments included: “
“LGBT youth seriously contemplate suicide at almost three times the rate of heterosexual youth. Do not normalize the use of the F word. It really is a matter of life or death for some of these kids.”
“Yes I am one, and I have a problem with it and with you! I will no longer listen to your music, oh wait, I can’t even name a single song you sing.”
“Someone with gay friends wouldn’t use that word as an insult. Enjoy the continued loss of fans and income.”
“What offends me is some born rich con artist claiming to be “straight out the trailer” so he can sell records. The only thing Kid Ritchie shares in common with his audience is their bigotry. Heck, even that might be a con.”
“I am shocked. SHOCKED! That people care what Kid Rock has to say. Houseplants are more intellectually engaging. Yes, even the dead houseplants.”