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NAACP’s plan to honor Kid Rock sparks controversy

Kid Rock is supposed to receive an award at Detroit’s upcoming NAACP gala, but some people don’t think he should.

Some supporters of the civil rights organization are boycotting the annual fundraiser on May 1 because the rocker, who is supposed to receive the branch’s Great Expectations award, holds up the confederate flag in some of his performances,

“It’s a slap in the face for anyone who fought for civil rights in this country,” political consultant and head of Detroiters for Progress Adolph Mongo told The Detroit News. “It’s a symbol of hatred and bigotry.”