He’s apparently nonetheless not Kidding.
“If Kid Rock utilizing the phrase f – – – – t offends you, good probability you might be one,” tweeted the 50-year-old rapper Wednesday in an announcement credited to his actual title, Bob Ritchie. Rock then tried to put a good-natured spin on his put up by including, “Both approach, I do know he has a whole lot of love for his gay buddies and I’ll have a chat with him. Have a pleasant day.”
The Michigan native was responding to an inflammatory TMZ clip from final week that depicted him spewing homophobic epithets at followers filming his Saturday 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 – – ok your iPhone, yeah!” He then turned to the group at giant and shouted. “You f – – king f – – – – ts along with your iPhones out!”
Rock’s homophobic chorus didn’t go over so effectively on social media.
“Somebody with gay buddies wouldn’t use that phrase as an insult,” wrote one critic of the tone-deaf assertion, which, mockingly, got here out in June — LGBTQ Delight month. “Benefit from the continued lack of followers and revenue.”
One other noticed: “Humorous how bigots all the time declare to have buddies of no matter explicit slur they occur to be slinging.”
“What’s the slur for somebody who hasn’t been related since 1998?” quipped one commenter.
This isn’t the primary time Rock has used a gay pejorative.
In 2015, Ritchie advised the Guardian that rap-rock, the style that impressed his title, “became a whole lot of bulls – – t” and was “fairly gay.
“If somebody says you possibly can’t say ‘gay’ like that, you inform them to go f – – ok themselves,” he added.