Kid Rock booted from leading parade after profane TV remarks

Posted December 02, 2018

The 65th Nashville Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 1 will not feature Kid Rock, who had previously volunteered to serve as its Grand Marshal.

"People need to calm down, get a little less politically correct and I would say you know, love everybody". "And I would say, you know, love everybody".

This morning, Kid Rock used an expletive to describe Joy Behar during an interview today on "Fox & Friends". "Except I'd say screw that Joy Behar bitch".

Appearing live from Nashville, the rock star, real name Robert James Ritchie, 47, was talking about political correctness when he made the comments.

In a statement Friday, parade organizers Piedmont Natural Gas, Monroe Carell Jr.

The main sponsors include Piedmont Natural Gas and five bars on Nashville's main nightlife strip, including Kid Rock's establishment. On his Facebook page Rock apologized for swearing, but not the sentiment. He said Nashville is an inclusive place and Briley doesn't want to be included in a parade with a grand marshal who says hateful things on national television. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, and Tennessee Holiday Productions.

The bars were noticeably absent from the statement announcing that Kid Rock would no longer be in the parade.

Although the panel did praise Doocy's handling of the situation (the Fox host quickly backtracked and apologized for his guest, as did Ainsley Earhardt back in the Fox and Friends studio), they all agreed that Kick Rock was unequivocally in the wrong.

In a week that's seen the fall of many associated with President Donald Trump, it's good to see his go-to "American Badass" Kid Rock also take a stumble, and one that might actually bruise him financially in the city of Nashville.

Still, according to Bryan Lewis, the attorney for Kid Rock's business partner Steve Smith, Rock had still planned to show up at the Saturday.

Briley is a liberal Democrat.

"I mean lady", Kid Rock reiterated.

"Aside from joking, which I was", Rock said.