Kid Rock’s insulting comment was Topic No. 1 on Friday’s episode of ABC’s “The View.” It may not have been the superlative he was seeking, since that comment later cost him the grand marshal’s position at Nashville’s Christmas Parade.
Earlier in the morning during a live segment on “Fox & Friends,” the singer singled out “View” co-host and liberal firebrand Joy Behar during his plea for people to “calm down and get a little less politically correct.”
He told host Steve Doocy, “I would say, ‘Love everybody’ … except I’d say, ‘Screw that Joy Behar (expletive).’ “
After Doocy quickly apologized and reprimanded the rocker on-air for using the b-word, Kid Rock corrected himself, saying “I mean lady.” Noting that he was joking, he said, “We all love this country and let’s have different ideas but try to move forward and be more together. At the end of the day, we’re all Americans.”
It’s unclear to what degree he was joking.
When Doocy asked him if he was apologizing for the language he used towards Behar, Kid Rock said, “I apologize for the language, not the sentiment.”
(Warning: Video is NSFW.)
For what it’s worth, Behar actually took his comment better than her “View” co-host Sunny Hostin, who declared to Rock, “You come for one of us, you came for all of us.”
Offering an olive branch, Behar said, “All I can say is, this (expletive) and these (expletives) would be happy to have you on the show and have a beer.”
Ana Navarro was open to the idea, but with a caveat: “He’s gonna have to do better than beer with me. If he’s gonna call you an (expletive), the least he can do is show up here with (Johnnie Walker) Blue Label.”
Kid Rock’s comments stirred up trouble in Tennessee, where the star was set to be the grand marshal at Saturday’s Nashville Christmas Parade.
Before his removal as grand marshal, Nashville Mayor David Briley said he was likely to skip the parade.
“If Kid Rock is still the grand marshal tomorrow, the mayor is inclined not to participate,” Briley spokesman Thomas Mulgrew said in a statement to The Tennessean.
Parade organizers resolved the situation by removing Kid Rock as grand marshal and assigning the honor to hero James Shaw Jr., who wrested a gun from the man responsible for an April shooting at a Nashville-area Waffle House.
Contributing: Joey Garrison, The Tennessean