After a recent devastating massacre at a South Carolina church, there have been some very heated debates about the use of the confederate flag. This horrible event unfortunately took the lives of nine people and brought light to the issue of the meaning of this flag.
Many people see it as a symbol of hate and racism, while others see it as a symbol of southern pride. As a result of this chain of events, many major retailers stopped selling the flag and South Carolina no longer flies it over its capitol building, with a few other southern states following suit.
This week many fans and activists are turning their eyes toward singer Kid Rock. This famous musician uses the confederate flag in many images on his albums, at his concerts and on apparel.
Protestors took to the streets around the Detroit Historical Museum, which hosts a Kid Rock exhibit (Kid Rock is from Michigan), to ask him to stop using images of the flag. The Detroit Historical Museum responded saying there are no confederate flags inside the museum and they will not take down the Kid Rock exhibit.
“How in the hell can Kid Rock represent Detroit and wave that flag just generating millions and millions in ticket sales — a flag that represents genocide to most of Detroit?” Sam Riddle of NAN said, according to Rare.
So what does Kid Rock have to say about all this? In a statement to Kelly File on Fox News he replied saying:
“Please tell the people protesting to kiss my a@$!”
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