Civil rights activists in Detroit are calling for musician Kid Rock to renounce the Confederate flag.
Members of the Michigan chapter of National Action Network made calls Monday for the rocker to remove any images of the flag at his concerts and from his merchandise. In addition, the activists are asking the Detroit Historical Museum to remove any image of the Confederate flag that might be included in an exhibit featuring Rock. The activists said they would plan a boycott of the museum if Rock doesn’t issue a public stance on the flag, according to USA Today.
The Detroit Free Press has reported that it is not clear whether Rock still uses the flag at his concerts.
“It’s not about hatred or being a racist. I like Southern rock music, and a lot of people died under that flag for beliefs they had, right or wrong. But it stands for rebel, and my love of Southern rock,” Rock said in a 2002 interview.
Rock has yet to respond.