Kid Rock is feeling the wrath of the Swifties.
The 48-year-old artist sparked controversy on Friday, after launching a sexist attack on Taylor Swift. Kid Rock accused the singer of adopting left-leaning political views as a way to propel her movie career, and suggested she was willing to trade sexual favors to ascend in Hollywood.
"Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies….period," Rock tweeted. "And it looks like she will suck the door knob off Hollyweird to get there. Oldest move in the book. Good luck girl [...]"
Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies….period. And it looks like she will suck the door knob off Hollyweird to get there. Oldest move in the book. Good luck girl.— Kid Rock (@KidRock) August 9, 2019
Twitter users immediately came to Swift's defense, and began trashing Rock for his sexist comments. Many also criticized the 48-year-old's own political views, and the fact that he has aligned himself with racists political figures, like President Donald Trump. They also took jabs at his age, receding hairline, his faux-red neck act, and general irrelevancy.
you’re pathetic. - Chrissy Teigen https://t.co/jCy9Ftp3CD— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) August 9, 2019
Amen, Bob. She should be a real American like you, growing up on a six acre estate complete with tennis court and horse paddock, and then bravely adopting a faux “redneck shitkicker” cosplay persona. God bless you, buddy ruff. https://t.co/OLlL430TnN— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 9, 2019
📣 @taylorswift13 is a WOMAN, not a girl. Put respect on her name. She’s 2019’s highest-paid celeb in the world, holds the title for highest-grossing U.S. tour EVER, became the first solo female to win the Album of the Year Grammy twice and isn’t afraid to try new things (acting)— Brian A. Hernandez (@BAHjournalist) August 9, 2019
If meth could stand upright, put on dirty clothes, and make shitty music, it would look like this... pic.twitter.com/OKIy6C0an3— Carolina California (@scnursecat) August 9, 2019
This is Kid Rock as a young, wealthy, privileged kid trying to be a badass.— ❣️ Sassy Mouth ❣️ (@SassyMouth2012) August 9, 2019
Not unlike Trump, Kid Rock's entire persona is fake.
Joe Dirt pic.twitter.com/R6sQ8OfeHs
Rock tweeted the attack one day after Swift's Vogue cover story was released. Though the singer has become increasingly political over the past year—supporting a number of Democratic politicians and donating to left-leaning organizations—she caught heat for her unwillingness to endorse a presidential candidate in the last election. Swift explained her reluctancy to Vogue.
"Unfortunately in the 2016 election you had a political opponent who was weaponizing the idea of the celebrity endorsement," she said, referencing Trump. "He was going around saying, ‘I’m a man of the people. I’m for you. I care about you.’ I just knew. I knew I wasn’t going to help. Also, you know, the summer before that election, all people were saying was: ‘[Taylor Swift’s] calculated. She’s manipulative. She’s not what she seems. She’s a snake. She’s a liar.’ These are the same exact insults people were hurling at Hillary [Clinton]."
She continued: "Would I be an endorsement or would I be a liability? Look, snakes of a feather flock together. Look, the two lying women. The two nasty women. Literally millions of people were telling me to disappear. So I disappeared. In many senses."