The ongoing General Motors, and more specifically Chevrolet, controversy surrounding the brand’s sponsorship of Kid Rock’s latest summer tour continues. General Motors has released an official statement saying it will continue to sponsor Kid Rock, despite his alleged Confederate Flag usage during his concerts, according to local KRQE.
Kid Rock sparked increased controversy after appearing on Fox News, when he told those questioning his actions to “kiss my ass,” though, General Motors says the artist has not flown the Stars and Bars in years, and has not since Chevy began sponsoring the tour.
“The only flag on stage during the Chevy-sponsored summer concert tour is the American flag, and to our knowledge, Kid Rock has not used the Confederate flag on stage for several years,” said GM spokesperson Patrick Morissey.
Despite GM standing their ground, the National Action Network insists Chevrolet cut ties with the artist. GM has said it will sit down to discuss the flag usage with the NAN, who is persistent in their wants.
But, Morissey continued saying, “[GM is] committed to our sponsorship of Kid Rock’s summer tour and are confident that he will provide his fans, many of whom are proud Chevrolet owners, with a spectacular concert experience that celebrates American freedom.”