It looks like Kid Rock’s Christmas spirit wasn’t diminished after he was replaced as the grand marshal of the Nashville Christmas Parade because of comments he made about The View’s Joy Behar.
Kid Rock is walking the walk this Christmas!
He just paid off layaway at his local Nashville Walmart for 350 customers!
Kid Rock tweeted out that he was taking a page from producer Tyler Perry:
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) December 7, 2018
“@tylerperry Great idea! I followed your lead and paid off the layaway at my local Walmart in Nashville. Merry Christmas and God Bless You!”
What a great guy!
IN CASE YOU MISSED THE KID ROCK DEBACLE WITH JOY BEHAR:
“The View’s” loudmouth, liberal, host, Joy Behar, has made a career out of trashing anyone who doesn’t agree with her politics. For the past two-and-a-half years, she’s been especially harsh on President Trump and his family. The minute someone speaks out against Joy Behar, however, all hell breaks loose?
On Thursday, Kid Rock made an appearance on Fox and Friends at his new restaurant in Nashville that he co-owns with his best friend Steve Smith. During his appearance, Kid Rock expressed his opinion about the loudmouth liberal host of The View,
After Kid Rock’s remark, the anchors on Fox and Friends apologized like crazy. The mayor of Nashville even pitched a hissy fit and said he wouldn’t go to the Christmas Parade if Kid Rock was the grand marshall.
The wildly popular country rock star’s comment about the hateful Joy Behar being a “b**ch” was totally blown out of proportion by the media.
He’s now been fired as the grand marshall for the Nashville Christmas Parade.
Associates are insisting he still plans to lead the parade, booted or not.
Kid Rock posted an image of himself with his granddaughter on his Facebook page, telling his fans they would still be attending the Nashville parade.
On his Facebook post, Kid Rock told his fans that the parade wasn’t about him but “about the kids and the wonderful work they do at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital”:
Well folks, it is official…My parade has been rained on!
But in the end, it is not about me. It is about the kids and the wonderful work they do at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
Either way, myself, family and especially my granddaughter, are gonna enjoy today.
Sending well wishes for a break in the rain and a successful parade.
I love Nashville and the people she holds.
But remember…Rock n Roll Never Forgets!!
Robert Ritchie / Kid Rock
Well folks, it is official…My parade has been rained on!But in the end, it is not about me. It is about the kids and…
Kid Rock also responded directly to the outrage over his criticism of Joy Behar on his Facebook page:
Behar has been an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump and when Myself, Sarah Palin and Ted Nugent visited The White House last year, Behar called it “the saddest day in the history of the White House since the British burned it to the ground in 1814.”
Today I said “Screw that Joy Behar bitch”
Mess with the bull, you get the horns. End of story.
I apologized for cursing on live tv, I will not for my sentiment nor do I expect an apology from her or anyone else who has choice words for me or doesn’t like me.
God Bless America.
According to Variety – Bryan Lewis, the attorney for Steve Smith, Kid Rock’s business partner and “best friend,” told Variety Friday night that the controversial performer was planning on showing up and fulfilling his duty as grand marshal Saturday morning. That’s even though parade organizers have already invited James Shaw Jr., aka “the Waffle House hero,” to be the grand marshal in his stead.
Kid Rock “will show up and is going to try to participate as grand marshal tomorrow,” declared Lewis. But if a local hero, Shaw, has officially been assigned that role in his stead, who should Nashville expect to actually head up the parade?
“My best analogy is it’ll be a standoff at high noon,” Lewis said. Given the early, frigid start time for Saturday’s festivities, he corrected himself: “I guess it’ll be a standoff at 8 a.m.”
Lewis said his client, Smith, has given $250,000 a year annually to the city for the parade for the last two years, since Piedmont pulled out as majority sponsor. “It’s like stockholders in a corporation,” Lewis said. “Mr. Smith owns 95 percent of the stock. The other 5 percent of the people who hold stock held a closed-meeting excluding Mr. Smith and made a unilateral decision to exclude Kid Rock from the parade. It is our belief that, as the major contributor, Mr. Smith has the right to name the grand marshal of the parade.”
Smith is the owner of Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and several other bars in Nashville’s tourist-oriented Lower Broad district — and, with his celebrity friend, he’s co-owner of a brand new nightspot, Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse. That was the site of the live “Fox & Friends” remote broadcast Friday morning that led to a quick apology from host Steve Doocy.
The resulting firestorm led Mayor David Briley’s office to issue a statement: “If Kid Rock is still the grand marshal tomorrow, the mayor is inclined not to participate.” Councilman Freddie O’Connell was also among those vowing to skip the parade if Kid Rock stayed.
An announcement that he was out came late in the day Friday. “Parade organizers feel that the grand marshal should personify the spirit of the Nashville community and have invited James Shaw, Jr., who became a community hero after stopping a shooting at a local Waffle House earlier this year, to be honored,” organizers said.
Lewis told Variety that Smith is looking at filing a lawsuit, saying, “We’re doing our due diligence and background to pursue a potential legal action against Tennessee Holiday Productions… and other parties involved in the decision today to exclude Kid Rock.”