Skip to comments.Kiss Singer Gene Simmons Tells Depressed People To Kill Themselves
Posted on 08/01/2014 10:52:37 AM PDT by Citizen Zed
Last month, Kiss singer Gene Simmons falsely claimed that the wealthiest one percent paid 80 percent of "all taxes" and created "all the jobs."
Eager to spread more love, Simmons recently teed off on his former Kiss band mates Peter Criss and Ace Frehley, and anyone suffering from depression or drug addiction.
When asked by SongFacts.com if he still gets along with Criss or Frehley these days, Simmons responded, "No, I don't get along with anybody who's a drug addict and has a dark cloud over their head and sees themselves as a victim."
"Drug addicts and alcoholics are always: 'The world is a harsh place.' My mother was in a concentration camp in Nazi Germany," added Simmons. "I don't want to hear f--- all about 'the world as a harsh place.' She gets up every day, smells the roses and loves life. And for a putz, 20-year-old kid to say, 'I'm depressed, I live in Seattle.' F--- you, then kill yourself."
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BTW, very misleading title.
Simmons is an idiot
Tough love is only OK when Liberals do it.
Yup he’s just telling it like it is.
Yeah, he didn’t seriously tell anyone to kill themselves. He said it facetiously, to demonstrate that, as they aren’t willing to go that far, their problems are obviously not as bad as their whining makes them out to be.
Quite disagree. He is a very intelligent, well educated man. Quite narcissistic, but not an idiot by any stretch of the imagination and in this case, I quite agree with him.
Yeah but he hates Obama so he can’t be that much of an idiot.
He is a horrible perverted person, he should set an example if he thinks people should kill themselves
And he didn’t mean people who are clinically depressed, as the title implied.
Guess that explains why you don’t see a lot of Emo Kids at Kiss concerts.
I agree with him on the suicide thing, I think a lot of people do it with a revenge mindset.
Gotta admit, he’s got a point.
I lived for years with a family member with mental illness. It sucked for them and for the rest of the family too. But once we figured out they were using that ‘mental illness’ for attention and excuses to do or not do things. We all eventually quit enabling them.
he’s got a point
And it's on his tongue. ;)
I’ve come to have a grudging respect for Gene. He’s a really good businessman & he is pro-troops ..... still can’t stand “the tongue”, though. One of the people he was talking about in this article I know well .... and Gene’s comments on that score are accurate.
I see his point, but by definition mentally ill people aren’t thinking clearly. And hence they aren’t able to process the tough love.
I had a cousin who committed suicide. He had no trouble in his life to come anywhere remotely close to being in a concentration camp. But the argument would not have swayed him.
The headline made it sound like he told a depressed person, literally, to go commit suicide. He did nothing of the sort. He made sarcastic comments about people who don’t count their blessings. Something I need to do more often!
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