There's been much nationwide discussion lately about the merits of the Confederate flag and whether or not it should be denounced as a symbol of slavery and oppression. Kid Rock recently voiced his opinion on the subject after fans asked him to disassociate himself with the flag, responding, "Kiss my a--."

The National Action Network, led by Reverend Al Sharpton, has been protesting the flag's somewhat common usage. Activists in Detroit called for Kid Rock to stop using the flag as a piece of concert imagery, with one protester telling news sources, "How the hell can Kid Rock represent Detroit and wave that flag? A flag that represents genocide to most of Detroit. It's simply wrong, it's inhumane and no profit motive can justify the waving of that flag of genocide. Kid Rock, take it down, now!" [via Detroit Free Press]

In response, Kid Rock sent a message to Fox News host Megyn Kelly, which reads, "Please tell the people who are protesting to kiss my a--." Kelly edited the quote comedically to end, "kiss my … ask me some questions." See that footage above.

Protestors have asked the Detroit Historical Museum to take down a Kid Rock exhibit featured at the establishment if the musician does not comply with their request to abandon the Confederate flag. The museum is refusing to remove the Kid Rock exhibit, adding that there is no Confederate flag displayed within.

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