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Kid Rock has long been a fan of the Confederate flag. He’s used it as a backdrop for his tours, and has been flying it publically for so long he’s practically become one of the Dukes Of Hazzard.

Thus, it should come as no surprise that Rock—a native of Detroit, a city that’s about 400 miles north of the Mason-Dixon line—is not too fond of the recent (and totally justified) kerfuffle over the Confederate flag. After Detroit-area representatives from Al Sharpton’s National Action Network spoke out about Rock’s use of the flag, calling the rap-rocker “the home-town hero who is a zero with the Confederate flag” and saying the flag “represents genocide to most of Detroit,” Rock released a one-sentence statement to Fox News: “Please tell the people who are protesting to kiss my ass.”

While that is certainly the type of sparkling rhetoric one would expect from the man that wrote “Bawitdaba,” Rock’s careless attitude could end up hurting at least one Detroit institution. The National Action Network has said its members will now boycott the Detroit Historical Museum, where Rock is included in an exhibit about 100 years of music in Detroit.

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