No, you didn’t fall asleep in a time machine and wake up in 1998 when you’d expect to read about Kid Rock in the news. Apparently there’s a boycott against the NAACP awards over Kid Rock’s Confederate flag use in concerts. The singer is scheduled to receive the Great Expectations Award from the civil rights organization May 1, where he will also give the keynote address. “It’s a slap in the face for anyone who fought for civil rights in this country. It’s a symbol of hate and bigotry,” says Adolph Mongo, head of the group Detroiters for Progress. We’re offended by this too! We mean, Kid Rock has been out of the national eye for so long; the only award he should get is Furthest Distance From Which A Human Can Smell A Pig (Distance: 1 mile).
Says the director of Detroit’s NAACP branch Donnell R. White, “Kid Rock…has consistently lifted up the Great Expectations of many persons…concerning the future of the city.” Kid Rock is also appearing at a benefit to celebrate George H.W. Bush and volunteerism. A man of contradictions, the Kid. It seems to us that anyone who doesn’t actively wear the Confederate flag like it’s the new black would be a better candidate for a NAACP award, but what do we know? We take it Fred Durst wasn’t available?