He’s apparently nonetheless not Kidding.
“If Kid Rock using the word f—-t offends you, good chance you are one,” tweeted the 50-year-old rapper Wednesday in a press release credited to his actual identify, Bob Ritchie. Rock then tried to place a good-natured spin on his comment by including, “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.”
The Michigan native was responding to an inflammatory TMZ clip from final week that depicted him spewing homophobic epithets at followers filming his June 5 present in Tennessee.
Apparently not receiving the undivided consideration that he craved, Rock — née Robert James Ritchie — gazed into one fan’s cellphone as they recorded him and yelled, “F–k your iPhone, yeah!” He then turned to the group at massive and shouted “You f–-ing f—-ts with your iPhones out!!!”
Rock’s homophobic chorus didn’t go over so nicely on social media.
“Someone with gay friends wouldn’t use that word as an insult,” wrote one critic of the tone-deaf assertion, which, satirically, got here out in June — LGBTQ satisfaction month. “Enjoy the continued loss of fans and income.”
Another observed: “Funny how bigots always claim to have friends of whatever particular slur they happen to be slinging.”
“What’s the slur for someone who hasn’t been relevant since 1998?” quipped one commenter.
This isn’t the primary time Rock has used a gay pejorative.
In 2015, Ritchie told The Guardian that rap-rock, the style that impressed his identify, “turned into a lot of bulls–t” and was “fairly gay.
“If someone says you can’t say ‘gay’ like that, you tell them to go f–k themselves,” he added.