During an interview with TalkShopLive, Simmons, the 72-year old frontman for the rock band KISS decided to weigh in on the vaccination debate.
“If you’re willing to walk among us unvaccinated, you are an enemy,” Simmons said.
“You don’t have the right to go through a red light — actually the government has the right to tell you to stop,” Simmons continued. “If they tell you you can’t smoke in a building, you can’t 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.”
“I don’t want to catch your disease,” he added. “I don’t want to risk my life just because you want to go through a red light. This whole idea, this delusional, evil idea that you get to do whatever you want and the rest of the world be damned is really terrible.”
According to Breitbart, “KISS was recently forced to postpone multiple concerts after Simmons and guitarist Paul Stanley contracted the coronavirus and band guitar tech Francis Stueber died due to complications from the illness on October 17.”
And the tragedy may have been avoidable. A recent Rolling Stone article cited the band’s lax pandemic safety protocols. People familiar with the situation speaking anonymously said, “the band “didn’t take strict enough safety measures, which they say sickened several tour workers and potentially cost Stueber his life.”