Skip to comments.KISS' Gene Simmons Has Some Blunt Words About Michael Jackson
Posted on 06/28/2009 6:02:33 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has issued the following statement (via his Facebook page) regarding the passing of pop music legend Michael Jackson, who died Thursday (June 25) at age 50:
"[I've] gotten a lot of questions from media and from quite a lot of you [regarding] Michael Jackson.
"I have refused all media requests for interviews. There are enough people in the industry being quoted. Some altruistically, some for media coverage.
"Either way... When I was going out with Diana Ross in the early '80s, I met Michael a few times through her. We spent social time together. Found him to be gentle, charming... obviously very talented. And that was that.
"The Michael of later years is someone I didn't recognize... nor like very much.
"When there are children involved... when there are allegations (many) of child molestation... when there are admissions of inviting countless young boys to spend weekends and sometimes Michael's bed with them (Michael's quote), clothed or unclothed... makes no difference... when there are payoffs to the children making the accusations in the $20,000,000 range ($20 million dollars!!! as reported by media) ....There's more than doubt in my mind.
"This doesn't take into consideration Michael's children... none of whom are biologically his. All three of whom have had a 'strange' upbringing. But then we don't know much, except a 'father' who thought nothing of dangling his young child over the balcony (head covered in a towel), so his fans could get a thrill.
"So what's my comment regarding Michael's passing? I hope he finds peace. I wish his family and friends all the best in these very sad times.
"But as regards media coverage: celebs can always get media coverage.
"But what about the children who spent nights with Michael in his bed? (He has admitted on camera he has done it many times, and would continue to do it.) They need a voice. And they should have a chance to have their say. With lie detectors attached. Maybe then, away from rich celebrities, tricky lawyers and L.A. court systems that can't seem to convict anyone.... maybe then, we'll find out the truth about child molestation charges leveled at Michael Jackson from children (that's plural, not singular).
"My comment? I recognize and respect his talent, but the rest is very tainted. And I want to hear the truth, once and for all."
Funny I idolized no man or women
Michael will never be at peace. He will be judged by an Almighty God who knows the truth. If he didn’t have Jesus in his life, he’s a lost soul, sad to say.
But now I respect Simmons.
Same here. Very good to hear some honest appraisal of the freak that Michael Jackson became (and maybe always was, who knows). It's a very good point that maybe now his young victims may get to have their voices heard.
Birth name: Chaim Witz
Born: August 25, 1949 (1949-08-25) (age 59)
Yes, Gene has made a few profound statements in the past when he has his serious hat on.
I know that. LOL
Who was the lady in the clip? She was FUNNY!
i knew he was jewish but i did not know the rest. i now find it hilariously ironic that he played a very nasty muslim terrorist in the movie “wanted: dead or alive”.
Speaking of Gene Simmons, check out this You Tube video of Gene Simmons on the Mike Douglas Show, circa 1974. What a freak. And I mean Gene. You have to wonder what Mike Douglas was thinking.
Her name sounds familiar. THANKS!
I havent seen that film...perhaps I’ll check it out soon!
I have concluded in recent years that Simmons is definitely a conservative.
it has rutger hauer and the guy who played “benson” robert guillame or something like that. warning the movie is kinda stupid..and it is kinda violent, but the end is a blast.
I love his son. He seemed much more mature than his parents. lol. Wise is the young man who can learn from his parents’ mistakes.
Glad you finally treated yourself. "Hotter than Hell", and "Creatures of the Night" may be two of the best rock albums ever.
One of the most obnoxious people to ever walk the earth too. I know those guys from way back when I was on the bill with them in a club called Coventry in Long Island NY.
I happen to agree with his statement by the way but Gene is obnoxious as hell.
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