Musician Kid Rock got into trouble last month when he called Joy Behar a name and was unceremoniously dropped from the Nashville Christmas parade despite his partner having donated thousands to the effort. But despite the Nashville organizers dropping him, Rock proved himself the better person over the whole controversy be pointing out what was important – the money raised for the children’s hospital that they helped to bring in.
And now he’s getting to be a special guest at another Christmas parade instead.
From The Hill:
The Tennessean reported Friday that Kid Rock will be a special guest at the Leiper’s Fork Christmas parade later this month after reaching out to the parade’s organizers to participate.
“He has some friends out here, and we’re wild and wacky, eclectic and fun,” Leiper’s Fork parade director Laura Musgrave told the paper. “This parade has never been about politics — it’s a Christmas parade.”
The musician will not be the grand marshal of the Leiper’s Fork parade in Williamson County. “The Dukes of Hazzard” star John Schneider will lead the parade, which is scheduled for Dec. 15.
He got into trouble when he appeared on “Fox and Friends.” He was speaking about how people are overly concerned about political correctness and he made a bad joke about Behar.
“God forbid you say something a little bit wrong, you’re racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, this that and another. People need to calm down get a little less politically correct,” he said.
“People need to calm down, get a little less politically correct, and I would say love everybody. Except I’d say screw that Joy Behar bitch, everybody but that,” he added.
He later said he apologized for the use of the slur, but not the sentiment.
And although the Nashville organizers dropped him from the parade, that didn’t stop Rock from showing his love for the people of Nashville.
According to Fox 17 Nashville, Rock paid off the layaways for hundreds of people in at the Walmart on Dickerson Road in Nashville.
Store manager Tom Meyer said Kid Rock paid off layaways for 350 families, worth more than $81,000.
And he gave credit for the idea to Tyler Perry who had done the same thing.