Kid Rock has never been shy about his feelings towards Oprah Winfrey.
Back in 2019, during an appearance at his own Nashville Broadway Bar, Kid Rock’s Big Ass Honky Tonk Rock N’ Roll Steakhouse, Mr. Bob Ritchie went on a lengthy rant about Oprah, Joy Behar, and Kathie Lee Gifford (he actually meant Kathy Griffin).
He was widely criticized for the rant. although maintains that he was “just being honest.”
“I’m not a bad guy. I’m just an honest guy that says, “Hey, I don’t like Oprah Winfrey or Joy Behar. They can suck dick sideways.” Sorry mom. The “Hey, you’re fuckin’ racist,” I’m like, “You’re fuckin’ weird.”
And, “You call your people, I’ll call mine.” Like, what? This is fuckin’ weird, right? Fuck Oprah Winfrey, fuck Kathie Gifford. I’m 48 and I’m the guy that you want to be like, “Hey, I want Kid Rock on my side.”
I’m not the bad guy in the equation. I’m the fuckin’ guy you want, like, “Hey, he’s pretty cool.” Oprah Winfrey is like, “Hey, I’m gonna get some white women to believe in this shit.” Fuck her. She can suck dick sideways.
And if you say that, you’re like, “Hey, well, pretty sure Kid Rock’s a racist.” I’m like, OK, fine. Fuck off. Sideways.”
Why does it matter? It doesn’t really… but it’s significant because Oprah basically launched the career of Dr. Oz.
He was often featured as a guest on The Oprah Winfrey Show for a handful of years before Oprah’s Harpo company opted to produce his own show. His show launched in 2009, and ran for years before it came to an end this year.
Kid Rock, a well-known Conservative, blasted her on Twitter for the move, calling her a fraud for refusing to back someone who many thought was a longtime friend.
It’s pretty safe to assume that Oprah has made a lot of money thanks to Dr. Oz, and of course, Dr. Oz has made a lot thanks to Oprah.
Nevertheless, the move didn’t sit well with Kid Rock:
“Oprah helped Dr. Oz with his career. I assume because she vetted him and found him to be a wonderful person. Now she is against him. Oprah is a fraud.”
And while Dr. Oz might appreciate the support of Kid Rock, I don’t think he would appreciate the approach.
In a statement to Fox News, Dr. Oz said he respected Oprah and her difference of opinion, calling for more balance in Washington:
“Doctor Oz loves Oprah and respects the fact that they have different politics. He believes we need more balance and less extremism in Washington.”
The tight Senate race will be decided on Tuesday, November 8th, where as of right now, Dr. Oz is leading in the polls.