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Kid Rock Repeats Homophobic Slur in Tweet About His 'Gay Friends'

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Just days after Kid Rock was filmed using a homophobic slur onstage at a Tennessee bar (on Saturday, June 5) during a concert at FishLipz Resort & Grill in Smithville, Tennessee, the singer has doubled down on his use of the word.

In the video, the rocker is seen and heard shouting at fans filming the show on their cell phones. Kid Rock called the audience members "f--ing f---ots," shouted "f**k your iPhone" and gestured to his crotch, adding "you can post this."

TMZ shared the video on June 7. According to TMZ, security was approaching audience members during the show, telling them to put down their phones.

On Wednesday, June 9, the singer, writing in the third person, used the slur once again. He signed the tweet with his real name, Bob Ritchie.

"If Kid Rock using the word f-- offends you, good chance you are one," the singer tweeted. "Either way, I know he has a lot of love for his gay friends and I will have a talk with him. Have a nice day. -Bob Ritchie."

This certainly isn't the first time Kid Rock (born Robert James Ritchie) has publicly said something offensive. In 2019, he made headlines for a profanity-laced rant against Oprah Winfrey at his downtown Nashville bar, Kid Rock's Big Ass Honky Tonk & Rock 'n' Roll Steakhouse.

In August of 2019, he made crude, sexist comments about Taylor Swift in a tweet.

In 2018, he called The View's Joy Behar a "b-tch" during an appearance on Fox & Friends. He was subsequently removed as grand marshal of the 2018 Nashville Christmas Parade because of his comments.

 

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Kid Rock Repeats Homophobic Slur in Tweet About His 'Gay Friends'