Kid Rock recently shared a pro-gun, anti-LGBTQ+ meme on social media for Independence Day in the U.S. on Monday, July 4, as per the reports from Consequence and MetalSucks. It is to be noted that the popstar has a history of using homophobic slurs.
Kid Rock seemingly insulted the service members
The meme also insults service members who might be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or otherwise non-heterosexual or non-cisgender. It further disparages LGBTQ+ Pride, the annual celebration of LGBTQ+ contributions in America each June.
Kid Rock, the singer gained popularity in the rock scene with his 1998 rap-metal album Devil Without a Cause. He didn’t share the offensive meme on Twitter or Facebook, but rather the conservative social media app Truth Social, launched in February by former U.S. President Donald Trump.
The belligerent meme, which Kid Rock didn’t create, is framed by a photo of the Muppet character Kermit the Frog and a colorful “4th of July” graphic. It states: “If you’re anti gun, you don’t get to celebrate the 4th of July. You would have never fought back. Enjoy pride month. P*ssy.”
Just to be clear, many people who actually fought and died for our country were also LGBTQ+ and many of those who served and lived celebrate Pride month…many women have too
Did Kid Rock serve?
I did not, but I don't dismiss people who did with cheap slurs either pic.twitter.com/IO0jkuPL0t
— Joshua B. Hoe (@JoshuaBHoe) July 3, 2022
The iconic musician recently denied to apologize for a drunken rant in which he had attacked Oprah Winfrey and Joy Behar by name at his honky-tonk in downtown Nashville.
The drunken rant was very much in character for Kid Rock, who spent most of the pandemic working on his recently released “Bad Reputation” album. It has been noted that the lyrics from the album include lines like “I’m the last of a few still screaming f— you.” In one track, he bashed Facebook, Twitter, TMZ, CNN and Anthony Fauci by name, and let loose on social media trolls. On tour, his concerts feature a video montage of middle fingers pointing at Brian Stelter and Joy Behar.