Controversial rock star Kid Rock has announced his hatred for social networking site Twitter, calling it ‘gay’.
Rock, 38, who is famous for his foul-mouthed and aggressive tendencies, said in an interview with Rolling Stone: “It’s gay. If one more person asks me if I have a Twitter, I’m going to tell them, ‘Twitter this ****, mother****er’.”
He continued: “I don’t have anything to say, and what I have to say is not that relevant. Anything that is relevant, I’m going to bottle it up and then squeeze it onto a record somewhere.”
GLAAD, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation, commented on the slur. Senior director of media programmes, Rashad Robinson, said in a statement: “Such a misuse of the word ‘gay’ sends a message that these kinds of words can be used to insult our community.
“It reinforces what so many young people experience in their schools everyday, where a word that describes who they are is used to denigrate. We see today that media recognize the disrespectful nature of using this word as a pejorative and we hope Kid Rock will take this opportunity to clarify his word choice and educate his fans on the harms of such uses.”
Rock, who was briefly married to actress Pamela Anderson in 2006, has gotten into trouble for gay slurs before.
When the couple were speaking to GQ in 2006, Rock was chastised by his then wife for saying that singing U2’s “With or Without You” at their wedding would “take the gay metre right to the end”.
She replied: “That’s enough of the ‘gay’ word. That’s not nice.” When Rock joked that “all the kids are using it” the former ‘Baywatch’ star snapped: “No, they’re not. As long as it’s used in a positive context”.
Kid Rock is thought to be releasing a new album soon, as a follow up to 2007’s ‘Rock n Roll Jesus’.