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Mayor Briley ‘not inclined' to participate in Christmas parade if Kid Rock is grand marshal

Posted: 12:31 PM, Nov 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-30 18:31:37Z

Nashville Mayor David Briley may not participate in the city’s Christmas parade if Kid Rock remains the grand marshal. 

The Mayor’s Office issued a statement Friday, saying “if Kid Rock is still the grand marshal tomorrow, the Mayor is inclined not to participate.” 

Briley’s statement comes just hours after Kid Rock’s appearance on “Fox & Friends,” in which he called Joy Behar a “b----.” 

“God forbid you say something a little bit wrong, you’re a racist, homophobic, Islamophobic, this that and the other. People need to calm down, get a little less politically correct and I would say love everybody except that Joy Behar b----,” he said. 

Metro Councilman Freddie O’Connell tweeted he won’t be participating in the event, saying “The choice of Grand Marshal evokes neither the spirit of Christmas nor the inclusivity I think represents the best of Nashville.”

Kid Rock was named this year’s grand marshal back in September.