During an interview with Fox News personality Tucker Carlson, musician Kid Rock bragged about being "uncancelable" because "I don’t give a f*ck."
Kid Rock, whose real name is Robert James Ritchie, made the remarks when Carlson claimed "people aren't allowed to say what they think" as a result of so-called "cancel culture."
Cancel culture has been given a negative connotation among onservatives, who argue it poses a threat to public discourse. Comparatively, others argue the act of "canceling" someone is a form of free speech because it promotes accountability for offensive speech or conduct.
You can hear Kid Rock's remarks in the video below.
Kid Rock went on to explain exactly why he views himself as "uncancelable":
“I’m not in bed with any big corporate things. At the end of the day, there’s nobody I’m beholden to: no record companies, no corporate interests, no nothing. You can’t cancel me. I love it when they try."
The musician's statements exposed him to almost immediate mockery, with many saying that he lacks an understanding of the concept.
Others contested Fox News' description of Rock ahead of the interview, which airs tonight at 8 p.m. EST, as "legendary."
During the same interview, Kid Rock said former President Donald Trump asked him for foreign policy advice on how to handle terror threats posed by the Islamic State (ISIS) as well as diplomacy with North Korea.
He claimed that he and Trump conversed on a golf course shortly after Trump ordered attacks on ISIS in the Middle East. Trump had sought his advice on how to phrase a tweet in which he would have stated something along the lines of "you ever joined the caliphate, and trying to do this, you’re going to be dead." He said he gave Trump's prospective tweet the thumbs-up.
Kid Rock clarified that the tweet was “reworded and more political and like a little politically correct.” He admitted he did not feel “qualified to answer” Trump’s questions about North Korea and that it felt “weird” to receive Trump’s phone calls.