IDIOT OF THE WEEK: KID ROCK and his CONFEDERATE FLAG

(As much as we’ve all just had about enough of the Confederate flag discussion, it is good that there is a discussion in the first place.  If anything good has come of all of this it’s the fact that we as a people are talking about the issue again.  Racism sucks, and we all know it, but it just felt like we were waiting for someone else to fix the problem.  Talking about it, as much as it bothers us, is what helps the fixing process get moving.  Well, Rap/Rock artists Kid Rock, a native of Detroit, has been asked by the Detroit community to stop using the Confederate flag as a prop during his performances.  Instead of understanding why the flag is problematic or listening to why people find it offensive, Kid Rock immediately jumped on the defensive and blasted back at the naysayers telling them they can kiss his ass if they don’t like his use of the flag.  Well, Mr, Rock, or whatever the fuck your name is, you made this week’s Idiot of the Week not because of your use of the flag, but because you haven’t the sense to listen to the people of your community at all.  After all, you are from Detroit, and yes you do a rap/karaoke version of Sweet Home Alabama because you love ‘Skynyrd so much, but you really have no need for the ‘Southern Pride’ bullshit.  All you have done is proven, yet again, that white folks are possibly the dumbest pieces of shit this world has ever created.  Well done sir, you are officially the Idiot of the Week.  Here’s a story ran at nydailynews.com about this moron and his flag. – FATS)

kidrock12f-2-webThe Confederate flag has lost a lot of supporters in recent weeks — but Kid Rock isn’t one of them.

The rocker issued a succinct yet scathing response to Fox News for its story about a Michigan-based group protesting the Detroit Historical Museum’s exhibit that bears his name.

Even though Kid Rock is a Michigan native, he had no love for those protesting the Kid Rock Music Lab because of his association with the Confederate flag, which he often displays on stage.

During the segment that aired Thursday, Fox News’ Megyn Kelly read the the rock star’s response to those who wanted him to denounce the flag.
“Please tell the people who are protesting to kiss my a–. Ask me some questions.”

Kelly also pointed out to those who are upset by Kid Rock’s embrace of the Confederate flag that he has a biracial son and grandchild.

Kid Rock has an ally in the Detroit Historical Museum, which issued a statement defending the exhibit.

“The Kid Rock Music Lab is one of 10 permanent exhibitions at the Detroit Historical Museum,” the museum said in a statement, via local 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.”
Kid Rock is not the only celeb who has showed his support of the controversial flag, which was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse on Friday.

“Dukes of Hazzard” star Ben Jones issued a statement on Facebook last month defending the flag as a “symbol that represents the indomitable spirit of independence.”