Musician and potential GOP Senate candidate Kid Rock took a strong stand Friday in defense of the women who have accused Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.
“I do not know all the women who have come forward per the New York Times piece on Harvey Weinstein and I am not a fan of many of them, in many ways, especially of their politics,” Rock, whose birth name is Robert Ritchie, wrote in a blog post to his website.
“But I applaud their courage to come forward and support them all 100 percent.”
For some reason I feel compelled to speak my mind on this…. https://t.co/96U1ST1cms
— Kid Rock (@KidRock) October 6, 2017
The Michigan rocker was also unsparing in his criticism of Weinstein.
“Most of us in the entertainment business have heard of these disgusting stories for years about these scumbag heads of studios, record labels, Fortune 500 companies, etc and how they prey on young women and men, especially in Hollywood,” he wrote.
“I do not want to condemn all — I know there are good people in Hollywood, but I do condemn a great deal of these folks, especially the ones who know about this stuff first hand and have stayed silent for so many years or turned a blind eye.”
Kid Rock has openly flirted with the idea of running for Senate in Michigan. Polling has indicated he could pose a serious threat to Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow. His strong and public stand against Weinstein, a well-known liberal donor would certainly likely play well with Kid Rock-leaning voters.