Gene Simmons Banned From Fox After Running Riot At Headquarters

Carla Harmon
November 17, 2017

Kiss frontman Gene Simmons has been banned from both of Fox's news channels following a series of alleged freakish behavior while he was at the cable news company's headquarters.

As a guest on Fox & Friends, Simmons leapt up from the couch where he was seated with the rest of the panel to crash the weather report, which meteorologist Janice Dean enthusiastically welcomed as seen in the clip below. The Bunny-Foo-Foo-esque book-bopping move, apparently, was an element in a joke comparing the staffers' intelligence. A little unorthodox, but it was all fun and games until Maria asked him about the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment scandal.

Simmons downplayed his qualifications to speak on the topic ("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") but when the cameras shut off things reportedly escalated.


Simmons added that he was "deadly serious" when he said that 'Men are jackasses. "From the time we're young, we have testosterone". He would have yelled out "Hey girls, keep me!", before showing off his torso, telling jokes of pedophilia in connection with Michael Jackson, giving small blows on the head of two employees with his book, and have some fun at their expense.

"It was pretty severe", a source told the outlet.

So that was earlier this week, and on Wednesday, it was Gene who got in trouble, this time with Fox News.


Shortly after the incident, Simmons's picture was posted at the Fox News security entrance, accompanied by a "do-not-admit" warning.

An unnamed Fox News source told The Daily Beast that Simmons was scheduled to do another interview with FoxNews.com's entertainment section but barged into a staff meeting unannounced instead. Simmons was then permanently banned from the building and barred from appearing on any of the network's programming. "I'm not validating it or defending it", he said.


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