A decision was made to install James Shaw, the Tennessee hero who disarmed suspected gunman Travis Reinking who fatally shot four innocent victims in Antioch on April 22, as the new grand marshal.
God forbid you say something a little bit wrong, you're racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, this, that and the other. "What is it about me that he feels the need to say that though?"
But there were consequences for him, as he lost the chance to be the Grand Marshal at this morning's Christmas Parade in Nashville, TN. "And I would say love everybody except, I'd say, screw that Joy Behar b***h".
Abby Huntsman, who used to anchor Fox and Friends, praised Doocy for his quick apology on the air.
He then asked Kid Rock, "You apologize for that language, right?" to which the singer, who is a known Trump supporter, replied: "I did apologize for the language, not the sentiment".
The comments prompted Nashville mayor David Briley to threaten to pull out of participating in the parade unless Rock was ousted. He said Nashville is an inclusive place and Briley doesn't want to be included in a parade with a grand marshal who says hateful things on national television.
In a statement Friday, parade organizers Piedmont Natural Gas, Monroe Carell Jr.
This should all do wonders for Kid Rock's new steakhouse, no? The proceeds from the parade are going to the Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.
After trying to get reinstated, Kid Rock and his team failed. On Friday night, Rock took to Facebook and said that he wasn't sorry at all for what he said.
The crowd erupted in cheers and applause after Kid Rock's comments.
"The choice of Grand Marshal evokes neither the spirit of Christmas nor the inclusivity I think represents the best of Nashville", O'Connell tweeted.
The Mayor's Office issued a statement Friday, reported the Associated Press, saying "if Kid Rock is still the grand marshal tomorrow, the Mayor is inclined not to participate". Kid Rock, a brash Detroit-area musician whose real name is Robert Ritchie, for a while teased a Republican run for the U.S. Senate in the 2018 election. Rock uncharacteristically had a message of unity for the country.