Well, it’s 2021 so here we go. When Kid Rock decided to use derogatory language that triggers an entire section of society, he saw no problem with it. Neither does Bob Richie, apparently.
In response to the backlash that he received following a performance at FishLipz Bar & Grill in Smithville, TN over the weekend, where he was recorded engaging in some prime choice homophobia, Rock, whose real name is Bob Richie, has now doubled down on the slur in a new social post.
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The initial interaction over the weekend was in response to people in the crowd filming him on their phones. Gasp! “F*** your iPhone, yeah! You f***ing f*****s with your iPhones out!!!,” he screamed while proceeding to mock those recording him by pointing at his crotch and telling them to post that. Now, Rock leans on the tired response of people being too sensitive, by saying "If Kid Rock using the word f****t offends you, good chance you are one," and that he has “a lot of love for his gay friends.” He signed off on the post using his real name while saying he'd "have a talk" with his alter ego.
Objectively, Kid Rock could have gay friends and they may be quite different than many of our own, who would simply refrain from using such a disgusting term out of respect and in solidarity with the fact that it has been used to dehumanize a large portion of the souls on our planet.
Sure, the "American Bad A**" could be right. And while some out there may feel the urge to see proof of these highly advanced acquaintances of Kid Rock, we personally would prefer to stay strangers.