March 14, 2011 by Post Team
Kid Rock, Kid Rock did not live to the expectations of some people. The rocking of Michigan is expected to receive the Detroit National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Great Expectations prices to their annual dinner of the Freedom Fund in May, but the event will host a crowd much smaller than normal this year, thanks to several members boycotted the ceremony.
The reason for the protest is to use the singer of the Confederate flag, which is considered by some as a representation of slavery and was used by several controversial groups, including the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacist group, the Aryan Nations.
But the head of the Detroit chapter of the NAACP, Donnell R. White, defending winner of this year, “Kid Rock. Has always raised high expectations of many people … regarding the future of the city “(quotes via Detroit News).
Other city leaders disagree. “It’s a slap to all those who fought for civil rights in this country,” the head of Detroiters for progress, Adolph Mongo said Thursday. “It is a symbol of hatred and fanaticism.”
For now, the multi-platinum artist is to remain silent on the subject. But in an interview in 2008, the star defended his use of the symbol to his shows. “Why should someone be able to own an image and say this?” he asked the UK Guardian. “Of course, it certainly had a few scars, but I’ve never had a problem with it. For me, it represents a just pride in the rock ‘n’ Southern rock, the more it just seems cool.”
Kid Rock will head to New Orleans after his appearance at Freedom Fund dinner, where he will perform for the New Orleans Jazz Fest.
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