Days after a Detroit Free Press columnist took Kid Rock to task, alleging his "Made In Detroit" charity-based clothing line isn't actually made in Detroit -- or in America for that matter -- the rocker is firing back.
On his website, Rock singles out columnist Susan Tompor for her "hatchet job," beginning by saying, "Let me first start off by cordially inviting you to go f*** yourself." Kid, born Robert Ritchie, says he was "forced to defend himself" because Tompor, "failed to say that the majority of our products are in fact MADE IN AMERICA."
The recording artist says, "Let me address the small number of MID products not made in America, which [was] explained to you, but that you felt unimportant to print as part of a well-balanced and fair story." Ritchie vented, 'The goal of MID is to re-instill a sense of Detroit pride, give back to the community, try to create jobs in our home state and maybe one day build our own facility somewhere close to the riverfront in Detroit." He goes on to explain the label has raised "hundreds of thousands of dollars" for charity. Kid says, "98 percent of all clothing sold in America is not made in America," but says that's something he's hoping to change.
He closes the missive with an all-caps "F*** YOU" -- and a "Sincerely, Kid Rock."
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