Let’s be clear first, we’re an independent publication, with unbiased political ties towards a particular situation. Today’s news, however, sees the Confederate flag, Chevrolet and Kid Rock thrown into the mix.
The Oakland Press has recently called out Kid Rock for his use of the Stars and Bars at nearly all of his shows, and calls for a change in his behaviors regarding the flag. How does Chevrolet fit into this? Well, Chevrolet is currently sponsoring Kid Rock’s upcoming summer “Cheap Date” tour.
Kid Rock also roped Chevrolet in with a controversial photo including a Confederate flag flask, mentioning the bowtie brand exclusively saying, “We should all tip our hats to Chevrolet for sponsoring this summers run and helping me to keep the $20 ticket alive for y’all!! Baseball, Apple Pie and Chevrolet!! God Bless America!”
Now, skeptics are shaming Kid Rock for associating Chevrolet with the flag, as writer of the column calls for General Motors to “step in, take immediate action, and demand Kid Rock not ever associate the Confederate flag with the Chevrolet logo, lest he loses financial sponsorship of his current Cheap Date concert tour.”
Ultimately, that’s for no one to decide except GM itself, but these are choppy times indeed.