Gene Simmons’ sexist and unruly behaviour during a meeting at the Fox media buildings has led to a permanent ban of the frontman from the Network.
Thanks to his outlandish rock star persona and conservative opinions Simmons was considered a favourite guest. He regularly appeared on both Fox News and Fox Business programmes. However, the love affair has ended with a lifelong ban from the right wing network.
According to reports from The Daily Beast:
Fox finally had enough of Simmons after he behaved like the ‘demon’ character he plays onstage. Management was not amused, and Simmons’s photograph was promptly posted Wednesday at the security entrance of the company’s Manhattan headquarters along with a ‘do-not-admit’ advisory. – Lloyd Grove
Simmons appeared on Fox & Friends hosted by Maria Bartiromo in what started out as a relatively innocent promotion for his new book On Power. Things soon started to go pear shaped when Simmons rose from the couch to go and assist weather presenter Janice Dean.
Seeming to calm down, Simmons returned to Bartiromo’s couch where he was asked his opinion on the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Simmons responded: “The lunatics have taken over the insane asylum when respected business entities such as yourself ask guys that like to stick their tongues out what I think of Harvey Weinstein.”
Simmons was then meant to plug his new book in an interview with FoxNews.com’s entertainment section but instead barged in on a staff meeting on the 14th floor. According to a Fox source Simmons shouted:
“Hey chicks, sue me!” and then pulled open his red velvet shirt to reveal his chest and belly, according to the source. Then he starting telling Michael Jackson pedophilia jokes, and then bopped two employees on the head with his book, making derisive comments about their comparative intelligence according to the sound their heads made when struck.
Simmons’ book On Power is out now.