Kid Rock is out as the grand marshal of the Nashville Christmas Parade after he called Joy Behar a word that starts with “b,” according to ABC News.
The colorful singer appeared on “Fox & Friends” Friday morning, live from Nashville, and made the remark about Behar of “The View.”
Parade organizers instead invited James Shaw Jr., the hero who wrestled a gun away from the Waffle House shooter in April.
Nashville Mayor David Briley and Councilman Freddie O’Connell had threatened to boycott the parade over Kid Rock, according to Fox 17 News.
“If Kid Rock is still the grand marshal tomorrow, the mayor is inclined not to participate,” the mayor’s office said in a statement Friday.
O’Connell said, “I will not be participating in tomorrow’s Nashville Christmas parade. The choice of Grand Marshal evokes neither the spirit of Christmas nor the inclusivity I think represents the best of Nashville.”
In the “Fox & Friends” interview, Kid Rock also bemoaned political correctness, Townhall said.
Rock said everyone deserves love, minus one person in particular – Behar. He then used the derogative term.
“No, no, no, no,” host Steve Doocy interrupted. “You cannot say that. We apologize for that.”
“I mean lady,” Kid Rock then said.
Kid Rock said he was joking, Huffington Post said.
“Aside from joking, which I was,” Rock said. “Go out and hash it out with people and have your thoughts and ideas, but be able to still go have a beer with somebody.”
He also suggested he and Behar could “hash it out.”
At the end of the day, he said, we’re all Americans.
Kid Rock previously upset some Detroit citizens when he performed at the opening of Little Caesars Arena, Rolling Stone said. What was their beef? His long-time use of the Confederate flag and support of President Donald Trump. A group of about 200 protested outside the arena, while about 200 bikers revved their engines to drown them out.