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.”
“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.
8 Stars Who Switched Their Endorsements in 2016 Presidential Race
In 2013, Kid Rocktold Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly his pick for president was Dr. Ben Carson. But by the time 2016 rolled around, Rock had switched over to Donald Trump, telling Rolling Stone in February, "Let the business guy run the country like a business."
Reality star and New Kid on the Block Donnie Wahlbergtweeted his support for Carly Fiorina early in the 2016 presidential cycle, calling the former Hewlett-Packard CEO "a strong human being and a strong candidate." But in February the former boy band singer had officially endorsed Marco Rubio.
Comedian Sarah Silverman had not only supported Hillary Clinton in the beginning of the 2016 election cycle, she donated the maximum amount allowed by law -- $2,700 -- to the former Secretary of State's campaign. But on August 13, 2015, Silverman introduced Bernie Sanders before a crowd of 27,000 people at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, giving the Vermont senator a much-needed Hollywood boost.
Actor and comedian Will Ferrell also had a change of heart... but in the other direction. Ferrell, a Sanders supporter, raised eyebrows earlier this month when he was seen stumping for Clinton in Nevada.
A&E's "Duck Dynasty" star Willie Robertsonreversed his earlier endorsement, going from Gov. Bobby Jindal to Donald Trump.
In his homage to former President Bill Clinton, "B---- I'm Bill Clinton," Lil B seemed to endorse Hillary Clinton with this line: "Shout-outs to Hillary. You gonna win that presidency." But last July, the California rapper seemed to have changed his mind, officially endorsing Sanders. "As much as I want to a woman leading the USA, right now it's all about Bernie."
James Woods was so convinced Carly Fiorina was his candidate, he even narrarated a documentary about her last September. But by November, the "Ray Donovan" actor pulled his endorsement, tweeting that he's been won over by Sen. Ted Cruz.
Taya Kyle, the widow of "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, endorsed Rick Perry for president last August, suggesting that her late husband might have supported the former Texas governor as well. After Perry dropped out, she switched over to Cruz.
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From Sarah Silverman to Will Ferrell and Kid Rock, meet the celebrities who’ve had a political change of heart