Rock music artist Kid Rock inspired an outrage mob online when he mocked pop superstar Taylor Swift for her newfound advocacy for left-wing social justice causes.
The phrase “Kid Rock” was trending nationally on Twitter for his crude insult against Swift.
“Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies….period,” he claimed. “And it looks like she will suck the door knob off Hollyweird to get there.
“Oldest move in the book,” he added. “Good luck girl.”
Swift had been praised by conservatives for staying out of politics, but was excoriated on the left for not publicly supporting their political causes. The pop superstar then came out strongly for the LGBTQ lobby with her song “You Need to Calm Down,” which depicted critics of the cause as ignorant bigots.
Liberals went on the attack against Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, over the tweet.
“Never forget that Kid Rock is a rich guy named Bob in redneck drag whose mediocrity is only surpassed by his cheesiness,” said Democratic digital strategist Elizabeth Spiers.
“Kid Rock grew up in a wealthy family on a sprawling estate, never wanted for anything, and built a bulls**t image of being a hardscrapping, white trash country ‘rapper’ from Detroit to sell shitty records,” responded former Clinton aide Charlotte Clymer.
“Hey @KidRock — who the f**k asked your sexist & racist ass? Shut your talentless pie-hole and go back to brown-nosing your idiot guru Trump,” responded filmmaker Morgan J. Freeman.
“Kid Rock wants to be a Republican because he knows that he can cheaply rile up his base by making a misogynist attack on a powerful woman,” responded TV writer Bryan Behar. “Now THAT’S the oldest move in the book.”
Despite her strong statement in support of LGBTQ rights, Swift was still criticized by many on the left, for not taking the cause seriously enough.
“Writing off bigotry as negativity—the word Swift used to describe what her song is attacking—probably isn’t helpful either. Homophobia is a real ideology with a real history,” wrote Spencer Kornhaber at The Atlantic. “Telling homophobes they’re boring downers probably won’t sway them, and it’s hard to imagine that such a message will comfort many of the people they target.”
Kid Rock has been an avid supporter of President Donald Trump and his policies.
Here’s a news video about Kid Rock’s tweet:
Kid Rock Blasts Taylor Swift’s Politics With Sexually Explicit Tweet