As you might have noticed, Kid Rock, who didn’t like that America was too divided in Obama’s America, has gone ahead and done something pretty divisive himself, rolling out a line of pro-Trump merch that isn’t likely to unite anyone. While the shirts, many of which don’t even have Kid’s name on them, are probably selling swiftly in some circles, it’s also pissed plenty of people off, which is probably what he had in mind when greenlighting such a derpy, racist line of merch. Sumerian Records isn’t a fan of it, and while their band Bad Omens will be sharing a bill with Kid Rock on the Northern Invasion Fest, that doesn’t mean they’re happy about it, as evidenced by the Instagram post below.
while we are excited to have @badomensofficial on @northerninvasion we would like to remind you that @kidrock is currently selling and promoting this tshirt. This is the epitome of closed-minded bullshit that is the opposite of rock & roll and everything our music stands against. Diversity is the beauty of life. This post is not about who you voted for. It’s about accepting each other knowing there will be different opinions rather than generalizing and bashing millons of fellow Americans. We love California and we love Texas too. This type of hate should not be tolerated in our community. He should be playing shows with Ted Nugent, not Soundgarden and Opeth.
Sumerian has a point, in that Kid’s shirt is less anti-Obama or anti-Hillary than it is literally calling half of the population of America dumb fucks. Even though Municipal Waste probably might’ve pissed off some Trump fans with their design, it didn’t take aim at all Americans than think differently than they do.