He already irritated The Huffington Post a couple days prior with a dastardly suggestion that immigrants should learn to speak English. However, the rage started later during an interview with SongFacts.com, Gene threw gas onto a soldering campfire when he said that bitches with depression should kill themselves. And coincidentally enough, a couple weeks later a boss-bitch named Robin Williams did the world a favor.
Unfortunately for Mr. Simmons, things are a little difference since the rise of social media, speaking your mind can be a bad thing and free speech is no longer tolerated. Shortly after his comment about suicide, the campaign was born, created by intolerant crybabies who successfully got the attention of radio stations that are also managed by a bunch of intolerant crybabies. They vowed never to put Gene Simmons on the air again, failing to realize that anyone with an internet connection probably listens to Pandora anyways.
At this point Gene Simmons realized that his latest blunder could impact his bottom line and did what any Jew would do, back peddle. He deactivated his Twitter and in a moment of anti-lulz, issued an apology on his Facebook which he also would have closed if it wasn't for FarmVille.
Some bassist from Motley Crue, butthurt over the attention Gene Simmons was getting, cried on the radio and on Twitter, asking Gene Simmons in a non-rhetorical question if he should have killed himself when he was suicidal. If he has decent life insurance, the answer from his wife and four kids is definitely a yes!
This isn't the first time that Gene Simmons has put his foot in his mouth. During an NPR interview in 2002, he bragged about having sex with 4,600 women and followed that up with a remark which made him look like an egotistical pig. A few years later he managed to offend a bunch of Muslims by describing Islam as a "vile culture." An ex-girlfriend even got in on the action, in 2006 he was forced to settle out of court with her for something he said the year before.
Gene Simmons' most recent controversy was between 2006 - 2010 when he took a courageous stand against music piracy, even threatening to sue people and threatening not release any new songs. Apparently he isn't happy with the millions he already has. These shenanigans resulted in a beat down by Anonymous when they DDoS'd his website. When this didn't shut Gene Simmons up, a follow up attack was launched.
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