Al Sharpton and his organization the National Action Network are demanding that Southern rocker Kid Rock denounce the Confederate flag.
Members of the Detroit based civil rights group are demanding that Kid Rock denounce the flag publicly and remove all signs from his likeness, and they are threatening to remove his name from an art exhibit that he actually funded at the Detroit Historical Museum if he refuses, America’s Freedom Fighters reported.
Kid Rock has used the rebel flag in his concerts and videos for years, and he is refusing to bow to the politically correct frenzy brought on by the Charleston church shooting by Dylann Roof.
According to the Detroit Free Press, a dozen or so members of the Michigan Chapter of the National Action Network held a protest Monday in front of the museum, where there are no Confederate flags, to target an exhibit that bears Kid Rock’s name.
Rev. Charles Williams II, the president of NAN’s Michigan Chapter and a pastor at a local church said, “the hometown hero who is a zero with the Confederate flag.”
The group’s political director Sam Riddle asked, “How in the hell can Kid Rock represent Detroit and wave that flag just generating millions and millions in ticket sales — a flag that represents genocide to most of Detroit?”
This is not Kid Rock’s first run-in with opposition over his fondness for flying the southern symbol.
After receiving the Great Expectations Award from the Detroit NAACP in 2011, the artist called the honor “by far the coolest award I’ve received.”
Despite his enthusiasm, members of the organization boycotted Rock for displaying the flag at shows.
He responded to the DFP at the time, saying, “Everybody knows where I stand and what I’m about… It’s not about hatred or being a racist. I like Southern rock music, and a lot of people died under that flag for beliefs they had, right or wrong. But it stands for rebel, and my love of Southern rock.” (H/T All News Pipeline)
Here’s a video where Megyn Kelly delivers a message for Kid Rock.
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