Kid Rock defends Confederate flag amid protests

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Apparently, former rap-rocker Kid Rock just can’t get enough of being on the wrong side of troll-baiting.

Not that having #BeyHive fans placing thousands of bee emojis on every single Instagram post he makes in the aftermath of some unflattering comments about Beyoncé was enough, but now the “Devil Without A Cause” singer has taken up the cause of defending the Confederate flag.

Michigan’s chapter of the National Action Network recently held a protest outside of the Detroit Historical Museum, which currently has “The Kid Rock Music Lab” collection on display, because of the singer’s use of the flag. Rock responded via conservative champion Fox News with a message as clear as day.

“Please tell the people who are protesting to kiss my a–,” Rock said flatly.

Since his heyday as an artist in late ’90s and early 2000’s, Rock has left his hometown of Detroit and since moved to Alabama and befriended staunch conservatives like Ted Nugent and toured with the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, both of whom make no secret of their love for the Confederate flag.

Thus far, unlike the Bill Cosby backlash where people are dropping ties with the embattled comedic icon left and right, there are some like the Historic Museum, who aren’t ready to completely distance themselves from the controversial artist just yet.

The Kid Rock Music Lab is one of 10 permanent exhibitions at the Detroit Historical Museum,” the museum told television station WXYZ. “Kid Rock’s contribution to Detroit’s music history is significant and warrants his inclusion along with other key figures like Stevie Wonder, Bob Seger, Aretha Franklin and Eminem. There are no displays of the Confederate flag in the Kid Rock Music Lab or anywhere else inside the Detroit Historical Museum.”

What do you think? Should the Detroit Historical Museum do away with all Kid Rock-affiliated work in light of his stance on the Confederate flag?

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