We discussed this nontroversy over Kid Rock and the American Flag last week. To recap: protesting a museum, that isn’t displaying the flag, over their exhibit of a musician, who has used the flag in the past, but not recently… and we weren’t even sure when the last time was. Only now, we do.
Kid Rock of course had a measured and well reasoned response. For those too lazy to click the hyperlink, allow me to recap the general sentiment.
Kiss my *ss!
You’d think it was a closed chapter. But, it ain’t over until the formerly-fat black pseudo-reverend sings! The Detroit chapter of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network is meeting with General Motors to “discuss” their sponsorship of Kid Rock, because obviously Al’s got to get paid!
In May 2011, Kid Rock stepped up to a Cobo Center podium to accept a Great Expectations Award from Detroit’s NAACP, describing himself as humbled and overwhelmed by the moment. And that was the night, says a spokesman for the Detroit star, that Kid Rock quietly decided he would stop using the Confederate flag onstage.
“It’s been more than five years since he’s had that flag on tour,” said publicist Nick Stern. “They’re protesting something he’s not even doing.”
What. A. Racist. Flying the Confederate flag until he…wait, got an award from the NAACP? Decided five years ago on his own to stop using the flag? Didn’t send out a press release that he was doing so, nor need a national outrage to guilt him into it?
We agree with Kid Rock’s initial response to the protesters. Our only grievance is that it was too kind.
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