Kid Rock is the country rock and rap singer her is known for being very pro-Trump and the guy who, with a Twitter account and firearm, unloaded on a case of Bud Light and opened up the initial fight against Bud Light after the Dylan Mulvaney ad.
As a result, he’s become a bit of a hot potato in the entertainment circles, as those swing far to the left, or at least pretend to to avoid controversy and sell the most songs and albums. But one of his friends is refusing to ditch him over the controversies in which he has involved himself on the behalf of the MAGA movement. That would be Dolly Parton, the famous country singer.
She spoke about the matter in an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, describing how she worked with Rock and many other artists for a recent album but refuses to disavow him or shun him over his political views.
She said, “I knew how innocent I was in being myself and how pure that was in me. So I try to look for that innocence and that purity in everybody else. Just like my song [“Be That”], “Whatever you are, be that. Whatever you do, do that. Anything else is just an act.” Just like I did a song with Kid Rock on this album. Of course I did that before the controversy that he had, but somebody was talking to me the other day, “How could you do this [song] with Kid?” I said, “Hey, just because I love you don’t mean I don’t love Kid Rock. Just because I love Kid Rock don’t mean I don’t love you.” I don’t condemn or criticize. I just accept and love.”
She continued, in response to the interviewer telling her, “The response to that collaboration was strong,” saying, “Like I said, I had done that before, but I’d have probably still done it, because he is a gifted guy, and that song was about a bad boy; it was about a boy that was cheating and mistreating her. But like I say, I love everybody. I don’t criticize, I don’t condone nor condemn. I just accept them. But anyhow, just because I love you don’t mean I don’t love Kid Rock in that God way.”
She also tore into cancel culture as “terrible,” saying, “I think that’s terrible. We all make mistakes. We don’t all get caught at it. But also when somebody makes a mistake, it depends on who they are. That’s what God is there for. Now, I happen to believe in God; I’m a faith-based person, so therefore I am able to see it like that. A lot of people don’t, but even still, everybody deserves a second chance. You deserve to be innocent until you’re proven guilty. Even when you’re proven guilty, if God can forgive you, so can I. If God can forgive you, we all should forgive one another.”
Kid Rock, for his part, told Tucker Carlson that he is “uncancleable,” saying, “I’m not in bed with any big corporate things. At the end of the day, there’s nobody I’m beholden to: no record companies, no corporate interests, no nothing. You can’t cancel me. I love it when they try.”
Watch that here:
The legendary Kid Rock sits down with Tucker for a rare one-on-one interview. And nothing is off the table. You’ll see part of the fascinating discussion Monday on Tucker Carlson Tonight at 8pm ET on Fox News. pic.twitter.com/5ZU9rIb5Vj
— Tucker Carlson (@TuckerCarlson) March 19, 2022
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