Kid Rock sparks angry backlash over 'sexist' Taylor Swift tweet
Musician Kid Rock has been criticised by Twitter users, after making disparaging comments about Taylor Swift in criticism of her politics.
The trouble began when the rapper/rocker tweeted Friday, August 9: "Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies….period. And it looks like she will suck the door knob off Hollyweird to get there. Oldest move in the book. Good luck girl. [sic]"
Kid Rock's comments come just days after a Vogue interview, in which Swift appeared to slate Donald Trump. Swift stated: "Unfortunately in the 2016 election you had a political opponent who was weaponizing the idea of the celebrity endorsement. 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 added: "The summer before that election, all people were saying was, ‘She’s calculated. She’s manipulative. She’s not what she seems. She’s a snake. She’s a liar.’ These are the same exact insults people were hurling at Hillary. Would I be an endorsement or would I be 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.”
Check out some of the reactions to Kid Rock's comments below:
Kid Rock has been a vocal conservative and supporter of Donald Trump, and frequently endorses the Republican president on social media, television spots and concerts. In 2017, Trump even invited Kid Rock to the White House alongside Ted Nugent and Sarah Palin.
Swift has not yet responded to Kid Rock's comments, but they seem to confirm the exact sexist backlash she was afraid of.