He’s apparently continue to not Kidding.
“If Kid Rock working with the term f – – – – t offends you, good probability you are a person,” tweeted the 50-calendar year-aged rapper Wednesday in a statement credited to his serious name, Bob Ritchie. Rock then attempted to set a good-natured spin on his write-up by incorporating, “Either way, I know he has a ton of adore for his homosexual close friends and I will have a speak with him. Have a pleasant working day.”
The Michigan indigenous was responding to an inflammatory TMZ clip from previous week that depicted him spewing homophobic epithets at followers filming his Saturday show in Tennessee.
Apparently not getting the undivided focus that he craved, Rock — née Robert James Ritchie — gazed into 1 fan’s cellular phone as they recorded him and yelled, “F – – k your Iphone, yeah!” He then turned to the group at large and shouted. “You f – – king f – – – – ts with your iPhones out!”
Rock’s homophobic refrain did not go more than so properly on social media.
“Someone with homosexual good friends would not use that term as an insult,” wrote one critic of the tone-deaf statement, which, ironically, came out in June — LGBTQ Pride month. “Enjoy the ongoing decline of admirers and earnings.”
One more observed: “Funny how bigots often assert to have mates of what ever certain slur they transpire to be slinging.”
“What’s the slur for someone who hasn’t been appropriate considering that 1998?” quipped one particular commenter.
This isn’t the to start with time Rock has used a gay pejorative.
In 2015, Ritchie informed the Guardian that rap-rock, the genre that encouraged his title, “turned into a good deal of bulls – – t” and was “pretty gay.
“If a person says you simply cannot say ‘gay’ like that, you tell them to go f – – k themselves,” he included.