He’s apparently nonetheless not Kidding.
“If Child Rock utilizing the phrase f – – – – t offends you, good likelihood you’re one,” tweeted the 50-year-old rapper Wednesday in an announcement credited to his actual title, Bob Ritchie. Rock then tried to place a good-natured spin on his put up by including, “Both approach, I do know he has lots of love for his homosexual buddies and I’ll have a chat with him. Have a pleasant day.”
The Michigan native was responding to an inflammatory TMZ clip from final week that depicted him spewing homophobic epithets at followers filming his Saturday present in Tennessee.
Apparently not receiving the undivided consideration that he craved, Rock — née Robert James Ritchie — gazed into one fan’s telephone as they recorded him and yelled, “F – – okay your iPhone, yeah!” He then turned to the group at giant and shouted. “You f – – king f – – – – ts along with your iPhones out!”
Rock’s homophobic chorus didn’t go over so nicely on social media.
“Somebody with homosexual buddies wouldn’t use that phrase as an insult,” wrote one critic of the tone-deaf assertion, which, mockingly, got here out in June — LGBTQ Pleasure month. “Benefit from the continued lack of followers and revenue.”
One other noticed: “Humorous how bigots all the time declare to have buddies of no matter specific slur they occur to be slinging.”
“What’s the slur for somebody who hasn’t been related since 1998?” quipped one commenter.
This isn’t the primary time Rock has used a homosexual pejorative.
In 2015, Ritchie instructed the Guardian that rap-rock, the style that impressed his title, “changed into lots of bulls – – t” and was “fairly homosexual.
“If somebody says you may’t say ‘homosexual’ like that, you inform them to go f – – okay themselves,” he added.