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Ciara O'Rourke
By Ciara O'Rourke October 17, 2022

Social media post critical of Zelenskyy came from Kid Rock fan account, not the artist

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  • A screenshot of a Gettr post critical of U.S. foreign aid to Ukraine has been attributed to Kid Rock, but it originated on a fan account. 

In February, singer Kid Rock criticized President Joe Biden for suggesting higher gasoline prices were because of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

"He and the media clearly think We The People are stupid," the post from @KidRock, Kid Rock’s verified Twitter account, said. "Let’s go Brandon! - Kid Rock." 

More recently, a screenshot of another social media post critical of U.S. foreign aid to Ukraine is circulating on Instagram, and it’s attributed to Kid Rock.

"I see that Zelensky just bought his parents an $8,000,000 villa, complete with a salt water pool & 3 brand new vehicles," the post from @KidRockOfficial says. "But let’s just keep on sending billions of our tax dollars for ‘foreign aid to Ukraine.’" 

"At least Kid Rock is paying attention," text above his supposed post says.  

An Instagram post sharing this image was flagged as part of Facebook’s efforts to combat false news and misinformation on its News Feed. (Read more about our partnership with Meta, which owns Facebook and Instagram.)

We found what appears to be the original post on Gettr, a social media platform akin to Twitter that was founded by Jason Miller, a former spokesperson for former President Donald Trump. 


The Sept. 26 post from @KidRockOfficial features the same avatar as the screenshot in the Instagram post. But the page doesn’t belong to Kid Rock. According to the @KidRockOfficial bio, it’s a "Kid Rock fan page." 

We couldn’t find a Gettr account for Kid Rock, and it’s not listed among the social media accounts on his website. Kid Rock’s website links to his YouTube account and his verified Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts. 

We’ve previously debunked claims that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy owns a $35 million home in Florida. We couldn’t find any credible sources to corroborate the claim in this Gettr post, either. 

As for the claim that Kid Rock authored it, we rate that False.

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