The Young Turks found themselves miffed recently at Kid Rock, after the musician-turned-Senate prospect offered some choice words for Black Lives Matter and NFL knee-taker Colin Kaepernick.
During a concert in Wednesday in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Rock equated BLM and Kaepernick to KKK members and Nazis.
“If you want to take a knee or sit during our ‘Star-Spangled Banner:’ Call me a racist cuz I’m not PC and think you have to remind me that Black Lives Matter,” he said. “Nazis, fuckin bigots and now again the KKK, screw all you assholes, stay the fuck away.”
The news was first reported by MLive.
Cenk Uygur and his Young Turks weren’t happy about the comparison, which Uygur calling it a “piece of shit move” by the musician.
“He said, screw all you assholes stay the fuck away, meaning both the Kaepernick’s of the world and the people who have to remind us that Black Lives Matter,” he said. “Basically putting Black Lives Matter and Kaepernick in the same category as Nazis and bigots is a piece of shit move by Kid Rock.”
Uygur then went on to call Kaepernick an “American hero”
“Fuck Kid Rock,” Uygur concluded.
Much of Uygur’s subsequent analysis was comprised of joking noises — which I suppose were intended to make fun of Kid Rock’s accent and demeanor.
If Kid Rock is actually serious about challenging Debbie Stabenow in 2018 — a race polls suggest he could win — it will likely not be his last unflattering appearance on TYT.
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