Sounds like Kid Rock is willing to forgive and move on.
The country rocker was one of the most outspoken critics of Bud Light this spring when the brand decided to partner with transgender influencer Dylan Mulvaney, a move that has cost the company billions of dollars and forced them into crisis mode in an attempt to win back customers.
And last night, Kid Rock joined Sean Hannity on Fox News to discuss the backlash against Bud Light, admitting that he was ready to forgive – if not entirely forget.
Kid Rock said it was not fair to the blue-collar employees of Bud Light – like the warehouse workers and the delivery drivers – that they were forced to suffer the consequences of a decision by the company’s leadership:
“Working class people…they had no dog in this fight at all.”
And he said that he’s willing to let it go, because he doesn’t want to be the party of cancel culture:
“I know people that work for there, and it’s not so cool to be wearing around those blue shirts anymore…
I can let the thing go. I thought about this a lot. As a conservative, more importantly a patriot, I don’t want to be in the party of cancel culture and boycott that ultimately hurt working class people that have no dogs, especially in this fight.”
He also revealed he spoke to the CEO of Anheuser-Busch when they ran into each other at the recent UFC fight – which Rock attended alongside former President Donald Trump:
“I told him that night, ‘You signaled to a lot of people like myself, like-minded people, put the trans thing aside for a minute, right?
But by sending that can to [Mulvaney], you kind of signaled to us you support this lifestyle and more importantly, like, men being in women’s sports or in my granddaughter’s locker room.’
Most of us draw a hard line right there.”
And he clarified that he has no problem with transgender people:
“A lot of people fought and died for them to do that. Go for it. We can coexist in public places. You might not be my first dinner invite, and I’m probably not yours.”
But Kid Rock said that he draws the line at bringing kids into it:
“Be yourself. You’re cool with me, I’m cool with you. That’s how most people are. But as soon as you bring our kids into this, that’s when you’re going to bring hatred into it.”