Some Hockey Fans Are REALLY Mad That Kid Rock Is Performing at the NHL All-Star Game
“If ‘SNL’ parodied the NHL All Star Game, the skit would have Kid Rock as the headlining act.”
The NHL on Tuesday announced that Kid Rock will headline its All-Star Game festivities in Tampa Bay, and some hockey fans have a problem with that. Turns out, a Confederate Flag-waving dude who one said he likes “skinny white chicks with big tits” isn’t the the least controversial choice to belt out a few tunes at halftime.
artists the nhl could have booked for all star weekend instead of kid rock:
– literally any elvis impersonator
– the jonas brothers
– the ghost of frank sinatra
– a roomba with an ipod attached to it
— 🪴 (@goalietandem) January 17, 2018
Figured out why NHL picked Kid Rock for the All Star Game 2nd intermission gig. Same date as the #Grammys so they knew he'd be available.
— Erin Davis (@erindavis) January 17, 2018
— Alisha Grauso (@AlishaGrauso) January 17, 2018
The NHL can’t be surprised by this.
Kid Rock spent much of the past year courting political controversy by teasing a run for the U.S. Senate. An unabashed supporter of President Trump, he’s criticized anti-racist activism and isn’t exactly the biggest feminist out there. And given the NHL’s stated goal of growing its audience to pull in more women and more young people, booking him makes even less sense.
The NHL selecting Kid Rock to preform at the All Star Game shows how laughably out of touch the league is.
— ✨🦇👻 a l a i n a 👻🦇✨ (@miscalainaeous) January 17, 2018
Kid Rock is headlining the NHL All-Star Game. What’s next, hiring Sean Hannity to do the play-by-play commentary? It makes no sense why the pro sports league with the least diverse audience would pander to the MAGA crowd.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) January 17, 2018
Kid Rock, noted racist, performs at event in which one of the teams is captained by the NHL's only ever minority superstar, who gets pelted with racist tweets every time he wins a playoff series.
Gee, why can't the NHL expand its viewership?
— Zahc (@ZWal93) January 17, 2018
An artist doesn’t get as big as Kid Rock without having some fans, though. One of his is noted NHL legend Jeremy Roenick. In a press conference announcing Kid Rock’s halftime gig, Roenick heaped a ridiculous amount of praise on him.
“When I talk to people about you,” Roenick said, “I say, Kid Rock is the most talented musician, I think ever, on the planet, because you can put any instrument in your hand or on your mouth and you can play anything and rock a house and sing any kind of genre.”
There probably aren’t many people who’d agree that Kid Rock is the most talented musician ever “on the planet,” but there are plenty who are happy to see him playing the NHL All-Star Game in Tampa.
Kid Rock playing the NHL All-Star Game makes a hell of a lot more sense than Madonna playing the Super Bowl.
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) January 17, 2018
NHL gets Kid Rock while the NFL gets Justin Timberlake…. I'd take Kid Rock over JT any day…
— Dylan Graham (@Codewow_) January 17, 2018