A Chevrolet spokesman said Friday that the automaker stands behind the statement it issued Monday after a Detroit protest by NAN, a New York-based group founded by the Rev. Al Sharpton.
Nugent reportedly wrote Kiss My Rebel Ass a day after Kid Rock invited anyone protesting his use of the flag at his concerts to “kiss my ass” after he was asked to retire the defeated Confederate army ensign he proudly uses at concerts.
Kid Rock, who was born Robert Ritchie and lives in suburban Detroit, has been criticized for displaying the flag on stage. Now, the Detroit chapter of the National Action Network has called on General Motors to pull its sponsorship of Rock’s latest summer tour.
Though the Confederate flag has been a controversial image for well over a century, the discussion of its legitimacy became public debate yet again after the tragic Charleston shooting last month. (The public debate focused on the Confederate flag but not the medications that the shooter was on nor has anyone mentioned those prescription drugs to this day!)
Adding to the overbearing patriotic overtones, all proceeds from “Kiss My Rebel Ass” will be donated to the American Freedom Party. Wrapping up a segment about Rock and the Confederate flag, Kelly passed along his message.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the singer recently sent a message to Fox News host Megyn Kelly, which was edited for language before she read it on the air.
“We’re saying that if we could get a commitment that this is not going to be at his shows, not going to be something that he promotes, then we would be happy”, Williams said.
Hell to the no, Kid Rock’s not going to ditch the Confederate battle flag.
“I have never flown that flag with hate in my heart”. Kid Rock and Ted Nugent have not made plans to record a song together. I like Southern rock music, and a lot of people died under that flag for beliefs they had, right or wrong. Kid Rock went on to describe the song as “a love letter to the South and a middle finger to the PC establishment”.
I don’t know how it happened but this writer has suddenly developed much more respect for Kid Rock! Thank you Kid Rock for supporting Heritage no matter who doesn’t like it!
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