[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Kid Rock[/lastfm] honored by NAACP despite protest from people who believe his use of the confederate flag during his stage show and album covers is racist. But Rock has a response for those who thinks that way of him.
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Kid Rock Honored By NAACP
Despite grumblings from some members of its organization, popular rocker Kid Rick accepted the honorary Great Expectations award from the Detroit branch of the NAACP over the weekend.
The decision to honor Rock was challenged by some of the group’s constituents because of the McComb County, MI native’s use of confederate flags during his on-stage performances. Rock tried to quell angst by telling the nearly 10,000 people in attendance that he is far from racist.
“I love America. I love Detroit, and I love black people,” the musician said Sunday (May 1) during the NAACP’s annual Fight for Freedom Fund dinner in Detroit.
Prior to the event some 50 plus people picketed in from the building, in opposition of the organizations decision to honor Rock, burning a confederate flag in protest.
To me…His explaination to why he uses the confederate flags is not enough to explain it’s non-racist symbolism! It was created for hate and racism and it still stands for hate today! There is no other use for it! If you’re not racist? Then don’t use it!! There are other ways to show your love for America other than that. Take a class on American history and educate yourself. I wish I couldv’e protested along with them against him.