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    Kid Rock inducts rock band Cheap Trick at the 31st annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, US on April 8, 2016.

    Kid Rock Dropped From Nashville Christmas Parade for Calling Joy Behar a 'B***h'

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    The musician slammed the co-host of The View during his live interview on Fox and Friends as he was speaking about Donald Trump but backed down following the public backlash. He apologized for the language, “not the sentiment,” but still had to part with his honorary duty at the city parade.

    Robert Ritchie, known to the world under his alias Kid Rock, was removed as the grand marshal of the 65th Nashville Christmas Parade for his derogatory remarks about TV host Joy Behar. The event organizers, which include Piedmont Natural Gas, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Tennessee Holiday Productions, stated that "the grand marshal should personify the spirit of the Nashville community” and invited James Shaw Jr., who became a local hero after fighting a gunman during a shooting at a Waffle House near the city.

    Some applauded the move.

    ​However, others found this hypocritical and praised Kid Rock.

    ​The musician came under fire for calling Behar a “B***h” in the on-air interview with Fox and Friends on November 30 as he ranted about division in the US because of oversensitiveness after he was asked about US President Donald Trump. But his peace preaching went afoul.

    “God forbid you say something a little wrong; you’re racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, this that and the other. People need to calm down, get a little less politically correct. And I would say, you know, love everybody. Except, I’d say screw that Joy Behar b***h — everybody but that,” he said.

    The Fox hosts rushed to apologize, while Kid Rock tried to play the incident down, saying "I mean, lady." The comment drew public criticism. Following the backlash, Kid Rock apologized for the word choice, but “not the sentiment.”

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    Behar, known as an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, has earlier slammed the musician last year when she described Rock and Sarah Palin’s visit to the White House as "the saddest day in the history of the White House since the British burned it to the ground in 1814."

    However, she responded to Kid Rock’s recent verbal  attack with a peacekeeper remark as she said on The View, she has co-hosted for 20 years, ”This bitch and these bitches will be happy to have you on the show and have a beer.”


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