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Kid Rock replaced as grand marshal in Nashville Christmas parade
Musician Kid Rock was replaced as grand marshal in the Nashville, Tenn., Christmas parade following an appearance on "Fox & Friends" Friday in which he called Joy Behar a "bitch."
Bryan Lewis, the attorney for Steve Smith, Kid Rock's business partner, told Variety Friday that Kid Rock would still attend the parade even though James Shaw Jr., the Nashville man who wrestled a rifle from a gunman at a local Waffle House in late April, was appointed as his replacement.
"My best analogy is it'll be a standoff at high noon," Lewis said.
Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, made headlines Friday when he called Behar the slur in a live appearance on a "Fox & Friends" broadcast from Nashville where he took aim at complaints of political correctness and racism.
"God forbid you say something a little bit wrong - you're racist, homophobic, Islamophobic. ... People need to calm down, get a little less politically correct, and, I would say love everybody," Kid Rock said on Fox News earlier Friday.
"Except I'd say screw that Joy Behar bitch, everybody but that," he added.
He later apologized "for the language, not the sentiment."
Rock faced intense backlash after the comments, with Nashville Mayor David Briley (D) saying he would skip the parade if Rock was still the grand marshal.
Behar, a co-host of The View, responded, saying, "This bitch, and these bitches, would be happy to have you on the show and have a beer."