The mayor of Nashville also criticized Kid Rock for the remark and said he would not attend the city's Christmas Parade, where he will serve as grand marshal, because of it. The mayor of Nashville was the next to weigh in, saying he wouldn't be going to the parade if Kid Rock was still the grand marshal.
Instead, parade organizers have invited James Shaw Jr., the man hailed as a community hero for wrestling a gun away from the shooter during a Nashville Waffle House shooting in April that killed four people and injured four others.
Fox and Friends sent Steve Doocy down to Nashville, Tennessee, where he visited Kid Rock at his bar on Friday morning, for some reason - since, apparently, people are still clamoring for the "Bawitdaba" singer's thoughts on current events. He did the interview from his bar in Nashville, where he swigged bourbon while tending bar on camera and said he had been drinking coffee and Irish cream liqueur. God forbid you say something a little wrong-you're racist, homophobic, Islamophobic.
The mayor's remarks came several hours after Kid Rock appeared on "Fox and Friends" live from his new honky tonk in downtown Nashville. "You can not say that". "Except, I say screw that Joy Behar bitch".
Of course, Kid Rock was nonplussed and only double-downed on his sentiments, issuing another back-handed apology on Twitter in which he channeled his Joe Dirt villain, adding, "Mess with the bull, you get the horns".
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Lewis revealed that Rock's team tried to diffuse the situation by offering Behar the position of "co-grand marshal" of the parade, but to no avail. It is about the kids and the wonderful work they do at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital.
Despite that, McCain said she was "surprised" by Rock's comments.
In a tweet, he wrote, "I will not be participating in tomorrow's Nashville Christmas parade".
He told host Steve Doocy: "People need to calm down, get a little less politically correct".
"Parade organizers feel that the grand marshal should personify the spirit of the Nashville community", a statement from top parade organizers read, reported The Tennessean.
Briley is a liberal Democrat. Rock uncharacteristically had a message of unity for the country.