Having spent the last few years woodshedding and trading on the ability to make the words “hey, I’m Uncle Kracker” translate into free shooters at his local sports bar, the man born Matthew Shafer is finally back in the spotlight–for commiting illegal sex acts with the unwilling.
UK was arrested in North Carolina this morning on a sex offense charge and held on a $5 million bond that he might have been able to afford at the height of his popularity. But even more than the bloated mugshot (just look at that bashful expression) and the perpetual shame of having chosen Uncle Kracker as his psuedonym, Shafer has to suffer the indignity of being first identified as a “a former disc jockey for Kid Rock” by the AP. He should have followed his pal Kenny Chesney’s lead and kept his kinks in the closet. And unless the guy turns out to have a sex dungeon full of corpses and skinned dogs, thus begins and ends Idolator’s first and last reference to Uncle Kracker.
Uncle Kracker Arrested In North Carolina [AP via Yahoo!]