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Kid Rock publicist: Confederate flag display ended years ago

FILE - This May 5, 2015 file photo shows musician Kid Rock performing during National Concert Day in New York. Activists in Detroit trying to persuade Kid Rock to stop displaying the Confederate flag at concerts plan to meet this week with General Motors over the Chevrolet brand's sponsorship of the musician's summer tour. (Photo by Brad Barket/Invision/AP, File)

DETROIT (AP) — A representative of Kid Rock says it’s been years since the musician displayed the Confederate flag while on tour.

Comments from publicist Nick Stern to the Detroit Free Press ( ) came after calls by an activist group for General Motors to cut financial ties with Kid Rock if he displays the flag onstage.

Stern says: “It’s been more than five years since he’s had that flag on tour” and adds that protests are over “something he’s not even doing.”

Detroit-based GM said Tuesday it’ll continue its sponsorship of Kid Rock’s summer concert tour. Members of the National Action Network are scheduled to meet Thursday with representatives from GM’s Chevrolet brand.

The Confederate flag spurred protests following last month’s massacre of nine black worshippers at a church in Charleston, South Carolina.


Information from: Detroit Free Press,

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