Apparently he’s not kidding yet.
Amid a fierce reaction to a homophobic remark on June 5, Kid Rock finally decided to turn to critics – repeating the same scam that initially made it difficult for him.
“If Kid Rock, using the word f – – – – t offends you, chances are you’re like that,” the 50-year-old rapper tweeted Wednesday in a statement attributed to his real name, Bob Richie. Rock then tried to make a good-natured turn in his post, adding: “I know anyway that he loves his gay friends very much and I will talk to him. Have a nice day.”
The Michigan-born man reacted to an inflammatory video from TMZ last week, which depicts him spewing homophobic epithets on fans filming his Saturday show in Tennessee.
Apparently not receiving the undivided attention he craved, Rock-born Robert James Ritchie looked at a fan̵
Rock’s homophobic refrain didn’t go so well on social media.
“Someone with gay friends wouldn’t use that word as an insult,” wrote a critic of the deafening statement, which, ironically, came out in June, the month of the LGBTQ Pride. “Enjoy the continuing loss of fans and income.”
Another remarked, “It’s funny how fanatics always claim to have friends for any particular slander.
“What’s so cool about someone who hasn’t been up to date since 1998?”
This isn’t the first time Rock has used gay hatred.
In 2015, Richie told the Guardian that rap rock, the genre that inspired his name, “became a lot of bulls -” t “and was’ pretty gay.
“If someone says you can’t say ‘gay’ that way, you tell them to switch on their own,” he added.