Ever the ally, Kid Rock is getting press recently for an incident during an impromptu performance in a FishLipz Bar & Grill in Smithville, Tennessee last Saturday, June 5th. In the video, Rock hurls a homophobic slur.
TMZ posted footage that shows Rock clearly not happy with being filmed. During the video, he can be seen yelling “Fuck your iPhone,” and then pointing to his crotch, singing, “You can post this, you can post this, you can post this dick right now.”
Rock then screams, “You fucking f****ts with your phones out,” as the video ends. You can see it below.
You know our feelings on the word. And for those ready to scream cancel culture, I am reminded of something comedian Katt Williams said during an interview about cancel culture. Katt said “If you asked all of the people that didn’t make it to the NBA, if you asked them if we just lowered the goal down another foot,” he said, “they would all tell you they’d make it. Nobody likes the out of bounds, but the out of bounds gotta be there. Or you’ll run up in the stands, right? So some of these things are for the benefit of everything. Nobody likes the speed limit, but it’s necessary. Nobody likes the shoulder of the road, but it’s there for a reason.
“My point is, [people] weren’t all that extremely funny back when they could say whatever they wanted to say,” Williams continued, eliciting laughs from the trio of hosts. “At the end of the day, there’s no cancel culture. Cancellation doesn’t have its own culture. That was people of color, that was us policing our own culture. That was people without a voice being trashed by people just because they had a bigger name than them…they could sweep them up under the rug like they didn’t matter.”'
He added “It’s done for the reasons it’s done for and it helped who it helped. If all that’s gonna happen is we have to be more sensitive in the way that we talk, isn’t that what we want anyway? I’m saying your job as a comedian is to please the most amount of people with your art…Look, if these are the confines that keep you from doing the craft God put you to, then it probably ain’t for you. That’s all.”