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Kid Rock & Sean Penn Attack Political Stereotypes in Short Film, "Americans"

Image courtesy of Clay Patrick McBride (via ABC News Radio)
Image courtesy of Clay Patrick McBride (via ABC News Radio)

Kid Rock has teamed up with his close friend, actor Sean Penn , to promote a message of unity in a short film titled “ Americans .” According to the video's description, the film's goal is to "tear down the one-dimensional political stereotypes portrayed by the media by confronting them head on."

The 11-minute clip -- which is definitely not safe for viewing at work -- features Rock and Penn in a bar bickering about their differing political beliefs and calling each other names. Rock scolds Penn for his supporting President Obama , while Penn lashes out at Rock for supporting Republican candidate Mitt Romney . The duo continues arguing until a news report comes on the TV near them announcing that the death toll of American soldiers in Afghanistan has reached 2,000.

Rock and Penn then hug and go on a journey together, where Penn gets Rock to trade in his gas-guzzling Chevy Impala for a Toyota Prius, attend a an environmental protest rally and a gay marriage ceremony. Rock then teaches Penn how to drink beer and offers him the gift of a NASCAR t-shirt. The video ends with both Rock and Penn riding bicycles near the beach while a message flashes across the screen that reads: "Don't let politics divide us. Thinking differently. It's what made this country great." 

In other Kid Rock news, the singer will release his ninth studio album, Rebel Soul , on November 19.

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