Kid Rock made 5 comments that are sparking a lot of controversy
Kid Rock is pretty much exactly the guy you expect him to be in an op-ed for the Guardian: He loves guns and homophobic slurs and if you don't, he says you can go f*** yourself.
The blurbs he gave are more than a little meandering, but there are a few choice quotes that we found a bit shocking.
He's so not tech-savvy, unless there's porn involved
"I don't FaceTweet or whatever people do," he said. "I understand that I'm the old guy now. I turn on my computer and look at porn a little bit, see what's going on in the news, but that's about it. I'm comfortable with that."
He's not exactly a fan of gay people
And, frankly, he sounds more than a little homophobic. Gay marriage? It's fine as long as he doesn't have to sanction it. "As an ordained minister I don't look forward to marrying gay people, but I'm not opposed to it," he said. Homophobic slurs? "… it turned out to be pretty gay," he said in reference to the rap/rock genre. "If someone says you can't say 'gay' like that you tell them to go f*** themselves. You're not going to get anything politically correct out of me."
He's totally unapologetic about his wealth
And, frankly, he's got piles and piles of cash. "I'm not just wealthy, I'm loaded," he bragged. "I can say that because I'm not embarrassed — I've made a f***-ton of money, but I've never made a dishonest dollar. I try to do right by the people around me."
He wants all drugs legalized, even the really bad ones
"I don't smoke much weed, it makes me dumb," he said. "But they should legalize and tax everything: pot, cocaine, heroin. Has it not been proven that people will always find a way to get what they want?" Heroin? Really?
Don't try to break into his house
The guy has more guns than the Michigan National Guard and he's not afraid to use them. "I'm always buying more guns. I have everything from a Civil War cannon to an MP5 machine gun and old police guns," he said. "If someone invades your house, yeah, you can shoot them. I don't think crazy people should have guns." A Civil War cannon might be slight overkill, don't you think? Perhaps hold them at bay with your run-of-the-mill shotgun while your security team calls 911. Of course, he didn't shoot this guy so maybe he's all bark and no bite.