Colin Kaepernick Gets Shade Thrown At Him By Kid Rock
If you've been wondering how Kid Rock has been keeping busy since "Bawitdaba" was stuck in your head back in 1999, his latest stunt calling out Colin Kaepernick should help paint an accurate picture.
The 45-year-old rocker was performing his hit song "Born Free" at Fenway Park in Boston over the weekend when he set some time aside to quickly address Colin Kaepernick for his ongoing National Anthem protests.
Kid Rock had three whole words for 28-year-old Kaepernick, simply shouting,
F*ck Colin Kaepernick.
Wait, wouldn't Kaepernick have to be "born free" in the United States of America to be able to rightfully protest the National Anthem that he feels lies to its citizens? Oh wait, he was!
Here's the video of Kid Rock at Fenway Park. You can hear him call out Kaepernick just before the one-minute mark.
Kid Rock's blatant disapproval of Kaepernick's stance isn't surprising, though.
I mean, we're talking about the same guy who told protestors to kiss his ass for demanding that he disassociate himself from the Confederate flag back in July of 2015.
Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, issued a statement to Fox's Megyn Kelly, stating,
Please tell the people who are protesting to kiss my ass/Ask me some questions.
Keep in mind, Kid Rock had been in his own hometown of Detroit, Michigan when he was confronted by protestors regarding his promotion and support of the controversial flag.
With that said, Colin Kaepernick's right to protest should be expected to outrage people like Kid Rock.
The Detroit native isn't the only celebrity out there who is disapproving of Kaepernick's refusal to stand during the National Anthem.
Kate Upton is the most recent celebrity to address the situation. The 24-year-old model took to Instagram, saying,
Sitting or kneeling down during the national anthem is a disgrace to those people who have served and currently serve our country. Sitting down during the national anthem on September 11th is even more horrific.
Before that, NBA hall-of-famer Shaquille O'Neal shared his stance against Colin Kaepernick's protest.
Ultimately, it's safe to say there are plenty of people out there, including celebrities, who will have their own opinions on what Kaepernick is doing.
But at the end of the day, it'd be foolish to ignore the reason he's even protesting in the first place.