Gene Simmons is not making many friends this week. First he went after American immigrants who don’t speak English, and now the KISS rocker has some beyond strong opinions about those struggling with depression.
“Drug addicts and alcoholics are always, ‘The world is a harsh place.’ My mother was in a concentration camp in Nazi Germany. I don’t want to hear f**k all about “the world as a harsh place.” She gets up every day, smells the roses and loves life,” the 64-year-old told SongFacts.com. “And for a putz, 20-year-old kid to say, ‘I’m depressed, I live in Seattle.’ F**k you, then kill yourself.”
Unfortunately, he didn’t stop there. “I never understand, because I always call them on their bluff. I’m the guy who says ‘Jump!’ when there’s a guy on top of a building who says, ‘That’s it, I can’t take it anymore, I’m going to jump,'” Simmons continued. “Are you kidding? Why are you announcing it? Shut the f**k up, have some dignity and jump! You’ve got the crowd.”
His timing couldn’t be worse seeing as the beloved Robin Williams committed suicide on Monday after years of struggling with depression himself. Needless to say, Simmons’ remarks were not so well received, especially by one of his fellow rockers.
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