On Friday, August 9, seemingly out of nowhere, musician Kid Rock decided to go on Twitter and attempt to drag pop sensation Taylor Swift for…being a Democrat?
In his strange, slightly nonsensical tweet, Rock seemed to insinuate Swift was less than sincere in her political ideology because she wants to star in movies.
Taylor Swift wants to be a democrat because she wants to be in movies….period. And it looks like she will suck the door knob off Hollyweird to get there. Oldest move in the book. Good luck girl.
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) August 9, 2019
If Rock thought Swift fans were going to let his attack pass without incident, he was sorely mistaken.
Reported for abusive behavior.
— 🌊❄️🏳️🌈Dexter 2.0 (@Texas_Dex) August 10, 2019
The funniest thing isn’t us casually dunking on Kid Rock, it’s the fact that right now a SEAL Team Six of teenage Taylor Swift fans are in his mentions and will never stop until he is destroyed
— Mike Drucker 🔜 PAX (@MikeDrucker) August 9, 2019
Even people who weren’t fans of Taylor Swift found themselves on her side.
I can’t stop thinking about how weird Kid Rock’s tweet was. Of ALL the things to be mad about in this world, you’re mad that Taylor Swift is a Democrat?!?
— Chris D'Elia (@chrisdelia) August 10, 2019
This is how I feel about Kid Rock making me defend Taylor Swift. https://t.co/nBxVsRYOEQ
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) August 10, 2019
Kid Rock might have been trying to make a big point, but it looks like it fell on deaf ears.
Kid Rock wants to be relevant and get attention so bad that he will post a random and ignorant tweet about Taylor Swift….Oldest move in the book. PERIOD.
Good luck KID 🙄
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— @40yroldSwiftie ~ Karen (@40yroldswiftie) August 10, 2019
Somehow that tweet was both gross and boring.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) August 9, 2019
Sir, not to be disrespectful to the elderly but you are a misogynist who could only dream of reaching the superstar status of Miss Taylor Swift. Also, again, not to be disrespectful to the elderly but you can go fuck yourself.
— Benggadora (@Benggadora08) August 9, 2019
Many people couldn’t help but point out that Kid Rock has a bit of a history in Hollywood himself.
“Extra in ‘Joe Dirt’ has thoughts on Hollywood” pic.twitter.com/TE3D70tagh
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) August 10, 2019
— Concerned citizen (@andrewschrade_r) August 11, 2019
Kid Rock is upset because he spent 20 years trying to figure out the secret to making Old Town Road and never did
— Hrishikesh Hirway (@HrishiHirway) August 10, 2019
Amen, Bob. She should be a real American like you, growing up on a six acre estate complete with tennis court and horse paddock, and then bravely adopting a faux “redneck shitkicker” cosplay persona. God bless you, buddy ruff. https://t.co/OLlL430TnN
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) August 9, 2019
And note, this was after failing with his initial "real rapper" Kid-n-Play cosplay persona pic.twitter.com/SNc7euDFd4
— jay smooth (@jsmooth995) August 9, 2019
Many people thought Kid Rock’s tweet was a prime example of misogyny.
the floor is kid rock’s toxic masculinity pic.twitter.com/KTa89TjTs3
— Kat McPhee (@katharinemcphee) August 10, 2019
When’s the last time you put out anything good?
— Spicy Emo Meme (@ThyArtIsMemes) August 10, 2019
Swift herself was pretty quick to shake off Rock’s diss.
Drunk Taylor is taking the diss by kid rock hard. pic.twitter.com/sXVxzEsgeW
— Irrelevant Irreverence (@sanssoul11) August 11, 2019
If you’re a die-hard Taylor Swift stan, there will always be another hater to put in his place.
— alberto /// swiftie FALSE GOD STAN (@swiftdestroyme6) August 10, 2019
— Wonderella (@wonderella) August 10, 2019
Kid rock acting like Taylor Swift is a loser is the absolute funniest thing that’s ever happened since the beginning of time
— carly aquilino (@carlyaquilino) August 10, 2019
If you want your insult to be taken seriously, a good first step is to NOT be Kid Rock.
kid rock can say what he wants but being a swiftie was the best preparation for political protests i could have ever received. look at that form pic.twitter.com/lzqzHBekJl
— miss americarly (@carlymcwil) August 11, 2019
kid rock tweeting that dumb shit is kinda like a blessing in disguise because now all these random celebrities are indirectly defending taylor by calling him out and it feels so nice pic.twitter.com/fENBaSsPQq
— 🍞 karina ✈️ VMAS (@yrfaceinalocket) August 10, 2019
The slam was so bad even conservatives couldn’t get behind it.
Kid Rock had a ton of Celebrity Democrats to attack and his punk ass chose Taylor Swift. pic.twitter.com/TxCMRH4xSO
— Hurricane Helms (@ShaneHelmsCom) August 10, 2019
Sorry, Kid Rock, it seems Taylor Swift has won the day once again.