Kid Rock booted from Nashville Christ­mas Pa­rade

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Kid Rock’s pro­fane com­ments on live TV have got­ten him booted from lead­ing the Nashville Christ­mas Pa­rade.

In­stead, pa­rade or­ga­niz­ers have in­vited James Shaw Jr., the man hailed as a com­mu­nity hero for wrestling a gun away from the shooter dur­ing a Nashville Waf­fle House shoot­ing in April that killed four peo­ple and in­jured four oth­ers.

On Fri­day morn­ing, Kid Rock used an ex­ple­tive to de­scribe Joy Be­har dur­ing an in­ter­view Fri­day on “Fox & Friends.” He did the in­ter­view from his bar in Nashville, where he swigged bour­bon while tend­ing bar on cam­era.

“God for­bid you say some­thing a lit­tle wrong; you’re racist, ho­mo­pho­bic, Is­lam­o­pho­bic, this that and the other. Peo­ple need to calm down, get a lit­tle less po­lit­i­cally cor­rect,” Kid Rock said. “And I would say, you know, love ev­ery­body. Ex­cept, I’d say screw that Joy Be­har (ex­ple­tive).”

Mul­ti­ple “Fox & Friends” per­son­al­i­ties apol­o­gized on air af­ter­ward. Kid Rock apol­o­gized for the lan­guage, but “not the sen­ti­ment.”

REINHOLD MATAY AP

Kid Rock per­forms a con­cert be­fore the Day­tona 500 auto race in Day­tona Beach, Florida, in 2015. Kid Rock’s pro­fane com­ments on live TV have got­ten him booted from lead­ing the Nashville Christ­mas Pa­rade.

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