Letter blasts column on Kid Rock's clothing line

February 10, 2012 - 9:55 PM

DETROIT (AP) — Kid Rock has posted an expletive-laced letter criticizing a columnist who reported that some of the musician's "Made in Detroit" T-shirts are not made in the city or the U.S.

Detroit Free Press Columnist Susan Tompor wrote Monday that some "Made in Detroit" T-shirts are manufactured overseas, while some adult-sized T-shirts were missing labels.

Kid Rock's letter on the "Made in Detroit" website says the column misses the company's goals of re-instilling "a sense of Detroit pride." The letter also says the company "NEVER laid claim" to items "actually being made in Detroit."

The letter is signed by the popular rocker-rapper, who was born Robert Ritchie.

Kid Rock bought the clothing line several years ago.

Free Press senior managing editor Jeff Taylor says "the column was fair, balanced and accurate."