Kid Rock fired from marshalling a Xmas parade after calling Joy Behar a ‘bitch’

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Because Fox News exists in its own little echo chamber and tailors itself to Donald Trump’s thoughts and dreams and conspiracies, they tend to do weird sh-t like “a live morning show interview with a drunk Kid Rock.” Fox & Friends’ Steve Doocy somehow got the all-important live interview with a drunk Kid Rock on Friday morning. At some point, Kid Rock was trying to talk about how everyone is entitled to their political opinions, then he called Joy Behar (co-host of The View) a “bitch.”

Even Steve Doocy was like “whoa there” and he apologized for Kid Rock’s words live. So, this could have been just a stupid story about Kid Rock being thin-skinned when a woman criticized him (and Behar criticized him more than a year ago, mind you). But then something beautiful happened: the city of Nashville fired Kid Rock. Kid Rock was supposed to be the Grand Marshall of their Christmas parade. And they fired him and hired James Shaw Jr, the “Waffle House Hero” who disarmed a gunman at a Tennessee Waffle House in April. He should have been the Grand Marshall from the beginning! But now Kid Rock is super-mad about it, and he issued a statement:

Behar has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and when Myself, Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent visited The White House last year, Behar called it “the saddest day in in the history of the White House since the British burned it to the ground in 1814.”

Today I said “Screw that Joy Behar bitch”

Mess with the bull, you get the horns. End of story.

I apologized for cursing on live tv, I will not for my sentiment nor do I expect an apology from her or anyone else who has choice words for me or doesn’t like me.

God Bless America.

[Rock’s statement via Vulture]

“Mess with the bull, you get the horns” because Joy Behar thought it was trashy for Kid Rock, Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin to pose with Donald Trump in the Oval Office. Kid Rock stays toxic, misogynistic, thin-skinned and petty, just like his idol, Donald Trump. I’m glad Nashville was like “nope” and they fired him. It’s a nice Christmas story, and I hope James Shaw Jr. enjoys marshalling the Christmas Parade!

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  1. RBC says:

    He looks like Dr Phil with a bad wig. Gross
    Who is the guy with the yellow tie and fabulous moustache ? There should be a entire post on him

    • Betsy says:

      Are those guns or boats on his tie? Either or, if he’s at a White House event with Two Scoops and Kid Rock, the odds of him being a good person aren’t good.

    • holly hobby says:

      Yes Walrus man jumped right off the screen. They certainly have weird looking people in the party of Rump.

  2. Betsy says:

    There’s so much surprising about this story. I’m surprised Nashville chose that curd in the first place. I’m surprised Steve Doocy can identify something crossing a line. I’m surpised that Kid Rock is so fragile as to carry this kind of a grudge. I’m surprised that there are still consequences for behavior. I’m surprised that Nashville went from dud rocker Ritchie to selfless hero Shaw.

    I’m super glad that Shaw is the Marshall. It’s honorary and all, but put the focus on good people. Not shockingly pathetic people.

    • Esmom says:

      What a great comment, you summarized my thoughts/questions much more eloquently than I could have, beginning with why tf would Nashville ever choose Kid Rock for this.

      It is so great that the story has a happy ending. Not to get ahead of myself but I’ll say it anyway…it feels like a harbinger of other possible good news to come.

      Wasn’t it Kid Rock who went with Palin out of their way to find Hillary’s portrait at the White House and pose with it mockingly, too? That was far trashier than posing with Trump.

    • ...otaku fairy says:

      All of this.

    • CooCooCatchoo says:

      I live in suburban Nashville. Apparently, Kid Rock has a restaurant here, co-owned by the Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge management group. Kid Rock’s Grand Marshallship (is that a word?) was part of their sponsorship deal. Now the good ol’ boys at Tootsie’s are threatening to sue the parade organizers for breach of contract.

      • Kelly says:

        This. I live in Nashville as well and the owner of Tootsies (also the owner of numerous other places on Broadway like Rippys and Honky Tonk Central) has an ownership stake in Kid Rock’s new bar. It was purely to promote the new place that he pushed for this hire in the first place.

        And let me tell you, right wingers here we’re TRIGGERED by the firing. But it was never appropriate to have Kid Rock marshal a parade organized by a children’s hospital.

      • Lilly (with the double-L) says:

        @CooCooCatchoo and @Kelly I saw an interview and read something about wanting their donation back in the early stages? Didn’t the donation go to the children’s hospital? Now it’s turned into a lawsuit, I believe. I guess taking from the children wasn’t a good look and I saw twitter calls for boycotts. But, I don’t know too much about Nashville, other than when I was there recently I didn’t feel super comfortable with the looks I was getting from people. One couple seemed angry I was on the same shuttle as them, but I just talked more, which is not really me. I thought “Well, at least get to know a little more about a brown person you don’t like.” I agree, Kelly, that KR was never the right choice and only read a lot about this, because of James Shaw Jr. I learned more about him and love that he included family of the victims. Surviving is a tough road and he truly tries to bring the best from it.

      • adastraperaspera says:

        Another Nashville resident here. Yes, Kid Rock got the gig in order to promote his new bar. But I think this was before the Amazon Ops HQ deal was known about? They’re bringing 5,000 jobs downtown. Kid Rock was acting angry and aggressive in the interview with Steve Doocey–I wonder if he didn’t already know he was fired, so he attacked Joy on live tv to get out his anger?

      • holly hobby says:

        I read in another report that the Mayor of Nashville refused to participate if KR was still there after that meltdown on Fox. So the organizers capitulated and fired KR.

  3. Lightpurple says:

    He apologizes for swearing but then repeats the exact same words.

    And does this man NEVER shower?

  4. Dorothy#1 says:

    I love Joy so much, she always calls it it like she see it and in my opinion is rarely wrong!

    • Esmom says:

      She only said what millions of other people were also saying. But I guess her platform is bigger. I’m glad it bugged Kid Rock, he deserves no passes for being complicit/deplorable.

    • Nev says:

      Joy is a BOSS.

  5. Darla says:

    The hilarious part of this story is the “mess with the bull you get the horns” delusion. Joy doesn’t care! That was no horn that was a spitball that missed its mark. Just like a man; thinks he’s sporting a zucchini but it’s really a small string bean.

    Yay about James Shaw Jr! BIG upgrade.

    • ...otaku fairy says:

      It was over the top and more than anything else it showed how incapable he really is of taking criticism, for someone who wants to play the ‘it’s just an opinion/ people are too sensitive’ card. Typical.

  6. grabbyhands says:

    I guess my first question is, why was Nashville giving this knuckle dragger the time of day anyway? Surely if you wanted a conservative musician to be your Grand Marshall, you could throw a rock and dozens. Why choose someone who hasn’t been relevant since the early 2000’s?

    My next question is, that incident happened two years ago and you’re STILL butt hurt about it? What a snowflake. Life must be pretty dull in the Kid Rock household if he’s still nursing hurt fee fees this much time later. Completely contradictory to the hysterically laughable “You mess with the bull, you get the horns” dick swinging rhetoric he included in his statement.

    Kid Rock should keep his yap shut and be grateful that so many people hate 45 that he’s forced to do shiz like invite him to the White House for photo ops because no one else would show up. It’s pretty much the only reason he’s in the news at all.

  7. Beth says:

    He’s so lame and just tried to sound tough and cool, but ended up failing bigly. Now that he was fired from the parade, he’ll have some extra time to take an extra long shower and wash that yucky hair, and maybe go shopping for attractive clothes. I never understood why anyone liked him anyway

  8. Kayzilla says:

    Everything about it is gross and misogynistic, but I do have a teeny-tiny-minuscule bit of respect for Kid not apologizing if he isn’t sorry. Enjoy your day, Mr. Shaw- you are a hero!

  9. Chaine says:

    His comment is so nonsensical. Who is the bull that used its horns on him? Does he think Joy Behar called up Nashville and forced the city to fire him from the parade?

  10. Haha Muntz says:

    Looks like he messed with the bull and got the horns.

  11. tw says:

    Too dumb to realize he horned himself in the foot. And let’s not forget, the reason Joy (and 2/3 of the country) were horrified by the White House visit was the disrespectful images of them mocking a portrait of Hillary. They are trash.

  12. H says:

    I used to like his music when he first started out, but then I read that Rolling Stone interview and he is a flat out racist and misogynistic a-h*le. Cancelled.

  13. Cay says:

    When they flashed back to the studio, the other guy on that show (not going to bother to look up his name) was all like, “I can’t wait to go to that restaurant. I guess I know where to go the next time I’m in Nashville.” Then the woman on the show (not going to bother to look up her name) gives the guy a side eye and apologizes again for the language and for what he said.

    The crowd behind him clapped when he said it. Revolting.

    And he was there to be talking about how we should all be saying nicer things to each other.

    The guy is irrelevant and this is how he gets his name in the news. Seriously, when was the last time the guy had a hit. Can anyone name three Kid Rock songs? Not me.

  14. BrutalEthyl says:

    The thing we all need to get from this, whether we like either one of these people or not, is that this is America and we have the absolute right to free speech. What we don’t have is immunity from consequences of our speech.

    We should all be grateful.

  15. minx says:

    He is so skeevy.

  16. steph o says:

    I think we missed the real story, as shown in the header photo. Where did that amazing mustache come from? And how does the person attached to it have such great taste in ties?

  17. Sam says:

    Looks like Tony Clifton if he was in Run DMC.

  18. Veronica S. says:

    lololol @ at trying to get his back at her a year later. Boy, she done moved on! All Trump has done is just shown all of us how pathetic his supporters are for following him in the first place.