Kid Rock slams Taylor Swift for being a democrat in sexist tweet, makes a crass reference to oral sex sparking outrage
Kid Rock's explosive "She will suck the doorknob off Hollyweird" tweet came after Swift shared her Vogue cover story for the September issue saying why she wasn't vocal about her political opinions before.
Musician Kid Rock has come up with the preposterous claim that Taylor Swift is being so vocal about her democratic views with the sole purpose of advancing her aspiring movie career.
"Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies... period," tweeted the very pro-Trump Kid Rock on Friday. The 48-year-old man then indicated that Swift, 29, wouldn't hesitate from performing sexual acts to get more starring roles. "And it looks like she will suck the doorknob off Hollyweird to get there. Oldest move in the book. Good luck girl." While it is still unclear what prompted the tweet, it didn't stop thousands of fans from flocking to the social media platform and blasting the older musician, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie. They called him names such as 'sexist', 'misogynistic' and 'unoriginal' and also stated that they'd boycotting his music henceforth.
"I'm boycotting Kid Rock's music because of stupid s**t like this," one user tweeted. "It's America so, people have the right to pick what party they want to belong to." Another person chimed in, saying: "And Kid Rock is now blocked for unnecessary vulgarity born out of jealousy. Other celebrities celebrate the success of other celebrities. Not this guy." One very witty user joked, "Literally any rock is better than Kid Rock. Fraggle Rock, Jailhouse Rock, the Rock, Chris Rock, a small rock that flew up from the road and cracked my windshield."
Kid Rock's extremely sexist comments come after Swift shared her Vogue cover story for the September issue of the magazine on August 9. Her story explains why she wasn't politically active before, specifically during the last presidential election. "Unfortunately in the 2016 election you had a political opponent who was weaponizing the idea of the celebrity endorsement,' she said of President Trump in her Vogue article. "He was going around saying: 'I'm a man of the people. I'm for you. I care about you.' I just knew I wasn't going to help." She also shared with the publication her then-feud with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, which prevented her from endorsing Hillary Clinton. "Also, you know, the summer before that election, all people were saying: 'She's calculated. She's manipulative. She's not what she seems. She's a snake. She's a liar,'" Swift said, adding: "These are the same exact insults people were hurling at Hillary."
Swift then went on to say that endorsing Clinton would have made her a 'liability'. "Look, snakes of a feather flock together. Look, the two lying women. The two nasty women. Literally millions of people were telling me to disappear. So I disappeared. In many senses," she said. Luckily, in more recent news, Swift has finally opened up about these issues and addressed them after finding a voice of her own. She has spoken up for LGBTQ rights and also against sexism in the music industry, alongside a discourse on gun violence. In June, Swift had also penned a very public and open letter to Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn) asking him to support the federal Equality Act.
Kid Rock hasn' shied away from publicly flaunting his pro-Trump views. He has also been quite controversial in the past, as The Daily Beast reported that he had flown the Confederate flag during his concerts. Last year, he was removed as the Grand Marshal of Nashville's Christmas parade for calling Joy Behar, a b*tch during an interview. As of now, Swift is yet to respond to Kid Rock's tweet.