Kid Rock was forced to apologize Friday morning after he called Joy Behar “that b***h” live on “Fox & Friends”.
Appearing live from Nashville, the rock star, real name Robert James Ritchie, 47, was talking about political correctness when he made the comments.
He told host Steve Doocy: “People need to calm down, get a little less politically correct. And, I would say, you know, love everybody, except — I’d say screw that Joy Behar b***h. I mean lady. Lady.”
Doocy immediately chided him, “You cannot say that. We apologize for that. Listen, she’s just got a different point of view than you do.”
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He then asked Kid Rock, “You apologize for that language, right?” to which the singer, who is a known Trump supporter, replied: “I did apologize for the language, not the sentiment.”
Doocy insisted, “We don’t feel that way. We apologize for both,” as his co-host Ainsley Earhardt said after the interview ended: “We do need to apologize. We don’t feel that way about Joy Behar. We don’t condone that language.”
“The View” host Behar, who is one of the president’s biggest critics, then discussed Kid Rock’s comments on Friday’s show, saying: “This b***h and these b***hes will be happy to have you on the show and have a beer.”
“Who am I? I’m just a comedian on a show,” she added, as her fellow panellists continued to defend her.
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Meghan McCain shared, “I want to say that I don’t agree with calling any woman a b***h for having a political opinion. People do it to me all the time, I don’t agree with that.
“I will say what surprised me about Bob, which is his real name, doing this, I’ve had many interactions with him. He’s a big republican. He actually did something with Sean Penn about bringing the country together. So this is very off tone for him and I’m very surprised by it.”
Despite it being in the early hours of the morning, Kid Rock was partying hard before the “Fox & Friends” chat, with him being seen on camera taking a swig of bourbon behind the bar.
He also discussed running for politics, admitting if he “had enough to drink one night he would think about it again.”
Rock was stripped from his position as Grand Marshall of the Nashville Christmas Parade over the incident. He took to Twitter and addressed the controversy. Rock doubled down on his statement and refused to apologize to Behar.
“I apologized for cursing on live TV, I will not for my sentiment nor do I expect an apology from her or anyone else who has choice words for me or doesn’t like me,” Rock wrote on Friday. “Mess with the bull, you get the horns. End of story.”
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