And the General Motors and Chevrolet/Kid Rock Confederate flag use controversy continues. It seems General Motors is now taking steps to meet with the National Action Network, or NAN, over Kid Rock’s usage of the flag, according to Automotive News.
The quick backstory on this controversy: Kid Rock is currently touring with the support of a Chevrolet sponsorship. The Oakland Press originally called out GM for their support of Kid Rock while displaying the Stars and Bars, and it has caught the attention of the NAN. During a recent interview, Kid Rock told Megyn Kelly of Fox News to “kiss my ass” regarding his use of the flag.
GM has stated they will not pull the Chevrolet sponsorship of the tour, and released a brief statement saying, “Kid Rock’s Chevrolet-sponsored summer tour has not yet featured a display of the flag. 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.”
The NAN is also calling for a display on local music inside the Detroit Historical Museum to be taken down. The display is financed by Kid Rock.