Kid Rock is in hot water yet again for using an antigay slur for the second time in just five days after facing a furious backlash when he used the word at a show in Tennessee last week.
Following massive backlash after using a homophobic remark at a concert on June 5, Kid Rock appears to have doubled down against his critics by using the same slur that he used last week.
‘If Kid Rock using the word f – – – – t offends you, good chance you are one,’ the 50-year-old tweeted on Wednesday, signing the statement with his birth name, Bob Ritchie.
‘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,’ he added.
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The Michigan native was heard using the slur in a show at a Smithville, Tennessee bar this past weekend after a video clip showed him shouting anti-gay slurs to the crowd.
According to a report from TMZ, the Cowboy singer was performing at FishLipz Bar & Grill when he lashed out at fans who were filming the show with their smartphones.
In a clip published by the outlet, the singer had microphone in hand as he was heard telling the crowd, ‘You f***ing f*****s with your iPhones out,’ and singing, ‘You can post this d*** right here,’ while gesturing to his crotch.
‘Funny how bigots always claim to have friends of whatever particular slur they happen to be slinging,’ one critic commented
In 2019, TMZ reported that the singer was removed from the stage of his establishment after saying ‘I don’t like Oprah Winfrey or Joy Behar … they can suck a d*** sideways’
Critics took to social media to lambast the country rocker for doubling down on his choice of words.
‘Someone with gay friends wouldn’t use that word as an insult,’ one person tweeted. ‘Enjoy the continued loss of fans and income.’
‘Funny how bigots always claim to have friends of whatever particular slur they happen to be slinging,’ another critic commented.
‘What’s the slur for someone who hasn’t been relevant since 1998?’ a third person added.
The ‘Cowboy’ singer is hardly a stranger to this kind of controversy, who in May hosted Morgan Wallen’s first outing onstage at his Nashville bar, Kid Rock’s Big A– Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse, months after the country singer was heard using the N-word outside of his home in January.
In November of 2019, TMZ reported that the singer was removed from the stage of his establishment after a vulgar rant in which he said, ‘I don’t like Oprah Winfrey or Joy Behar … they can suck a d*** sideways.’
He said that he’d tell anyone who found his words racist to ‘f*** off,’ adding, ‘I’m not a bad guy, I’m just an honest guy, saying I don’t like Oprah Winfrey and Joy Behar.’