Gene-Simmons400 KISS star Gene Simmons says he’s proud to be among the One Percent of the world’s richest people – and insists everyone else owes him a debt of gratitude.

The bassist believes the world would descend into “chaos” if it wasn’t for him and fellow millionaires.

Simmons tells, “The one percent pays 80 percent of all taxes. 50 percent of the population of the US pays no taxes. The one percent provides all the jobs for everybody else. If the one percent didn’t exist there would be chaos and the economy would drop dead.”

He adds, “Try being nice to rich people. I don’t remember the last poor person who gave me a job.”

Describing his 30 years of extreme financial security as “fantastic” he continues: “You know how I spell ‘shameless?’ P-r-o-u-d.”

He explains, “People often confuse my pride and self-confidence with arrogance. I’m like an animal in the jungle that pisses on the ground and doesn’t ask permission. That’s full disclosure before the facts – others hold their opinions to themselves and never say who they are. You will always know who I am. You don’t have to like it.”

KISS recently announced, KISS Rocks Vegas residency, starting November 5th at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. The band is currently on tour with Def Leppard.

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  1. Gene has been known throughout his illustrious career to be an enormous jackass. As far as I know, 70% of the US economy is consumer driven which definitely means that the upper 1% are not creating all of the jobs within the US. It would actually point towards us lowly “poor people” as job creators for the most part. I don’t owe my job to Gene Simmons in any part. And given the statements set forth by the self righteous Mr. Simmons, I would rather support the bands that deserve the attention. KISS isn’t really a band anymore, but really a travelling nostalgia act which is not entirely horrible, but there are a lot of great metal bands out there that deserve support which don’t make squat while KISS rakes in cash.
    We should take more pride in ourselves as Americans. We didn’t worship the wealthy in the 18th century (1700’s) during the Revolution, they did nothing for us but work us into the dirt right through the Industrial Revolution. If the American people stopped buying consumer goods where would the so-called 1% benefactors be?! I’m sorry Gene has certainly lost what little respect I had for him. I’ve purchased all of the KISS merch I’ll ever need most of which I purchased when I was 14 circa 1979. Thanks for nothing Gene. You’re fans made you who you are asshole, but I’m sure you could care less as we owe you our jobs. Drop dead. Metal Up! Support the bands that respect their fans.

  2. Let’s see,… I work in an ER as an EMT so you better be nice to me or if you ever come into my hospital I’ll take better care of you (and my job was provided by the state, not by Gene Simmons or the other 1%)
    – Be nice to the fast food worker or else he/she will spit in your food, job provided by a non 1% franchiser
    – Be nice to the trash man, or else he’ll throw damage your receptacle(s), job provided by local gov’t
    – Be nice to the police or they’ll give you a ticket instead of a warning, fed/state jobs
    – Be nice to your house contractor or else they’ll perform less than quality workmanship, typically self entrepreneurs, not 1%’ers.

    I think you get the point.
    Sounds like someone is just being a whiney bitch. Because he/they didn’t provide me or the majority of my peers with their jobs. And everyone deserves to be treated nicely unless they first treat you poorly.
    But be nice to the rockstar or else he and his 3 buddies will no longer create good music for the distributors to sell? Or maybe if we’re not nice to the privileged rockstars they won’t provide jobs for the 20 or so road crew so they can set up and break down the sound equipment for a 15 minute performance for all their “fans” at a globally recognized venue event celebrating their former “achievements”?
    Huh, what’s that? did someone say “PUSSY”?, No it sounded more like “FUCKFACE”!

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