Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Simmons of Kiss has torn those who refuse to be vaccinated to protect against COVID-19.
“If you’re willing to walk among us unvaccinated, you’re an enemy,” he told TalkShopLive.
Simmons, 72, explained that this is not about politics.
“You’re not allowed to infect anyone just because you think you have rights that are illusory,” he said, then he offered a few other examples:
“You are not allowed to go through a red light. In fact, the government has the right to tell you to stop. You need to put on the seat belt. If you are told that you cannot smoke in a building, you cannot smoke in a building. And that’s not because they want to take away your rights. That’s because the rest of us hate it. We don’t want to smell your smoke. ”
Similarly, people do not want to catch someone else’s disease.
“This whole idea – that delusional, bad idea – that you can do whatever you want and the rest of the world be damned, is really terrible,” he added.
He compared those who do not take the virus seriously to flatteners who claim millions of deaths were caused by other conditions.
“No, bitch,” he said. “They died because they got COVID.”
Then he appeared to shoot at Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who was shy about vaccination, caught the coronavirus and later spread misinformation about the vaccine.
“I don’t care if you play football or not, stay away from bad people who don’t care about your health,” Simmons warned.
Simmons and Kiss singer Paul Stanley both caught a coronavirus shortly after the band resumed touring this summer.
Both were vaccinated, and Simmons praised the shots to make sure they would have an easier time against the infection.
“The vaccine saved my life,” he tweeted this week.
Stanley said his own infection was mild, “and let me tell you … It kicked my ass.”
Francis Stueber, however, a longtime member of the group’s touring crew, also caught the virus and died in October.