Gene Simmons Permanently Banned From Fox News

The Daily Beast reports:

According to a knowledgeable Fox News source, Simmons showed up on the 14th floor to do a book-plugging interview with’s entertainment section, but instead barged in on a staff meeting uninvited. “Hey chicks, sue me!” he shouted, 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.

“It was pretty severe,” the source said. After Simmons’s misconduct was reported to a supervisor, and then to human-resources executive Kevin Lord, the Kiss frontman was permanently banned from the building and will no longer be permitted on any Fox News or Fox Business Network programming.

  • Tawreos

    People can be banned from Fox news much quicker for acting like an asshole than for sexual assault. Good to know.

    • cleos_mom

      When even FUX Newz thinks you’ve made a damn fool of yourself, it’s past time to retire!

  • Boreal

    It doesn’t seem like anything he did would be out of line at Fux.

    • kirby7771

      Apparently he thought so too.

  • Joe in PA

    Damn, for a sec, I thought that pic was Rosario.


  • itsjoe618

    He doesn’t seem to have much self awareness or tact, & that’s putting it charitably.

    • Tread

      Someone better get her the smelling salts and fainting couch.

  • sadoldguy

    But ‘grabbing them by their pussy’ is OK.

  • DreadPikathulhu

    I’m surprised he hasn’t entered politics. The GOP base would love him.

    • FAEN

      Another ‘Jew for Hitler’-the GOP would love him.

      • Athirson

        I’m thinking his given name and birthplace, which are Chaim Witz and Tirat Carmel, Israel (I shit you not) might be a bit of a stumbling block

        • FAEN

          Yeah I watched some documentary about him and discovered he was born in Israel.

          The GOP are only too happy to trot out their Vichy Party when they need to do he’ll fit in just fine.

    • Kevin Perez

      ..except that he’s Jewish.

      • e jerry powell

        So is Jared Kushner…

        • Kevin Perez

          ..and nobody likes him either.

  • FAEN

    But if he had harassed them Bill O style he would have been fine for YEARS!

  • kanehau

    And there you go… that is how you promote a book on Faux.

    • Gustav2

      …because Fox viewers are the demographic that are going to buy his book?

      • Tawreos

        Did you know he had a book before he got banned by Fox for plugging it? I didn’t, so I would say he made the correct marketing play.

        • Gustav2

          BTW it is called ‘On Power’

          This is a good PR stunt.

      • canoebum

        Years of head banging have helped create the typical Fox viewer.

  • Kevin Andrews

    Oops, they don’t like their mirror.

  • Joseph Miceli

    Wasn’t that what Bill O’Reilly called “Tuesday?”

  • BobSF_94117

    Hold on. He brought a book into Fox News HQ?

    No wonder they fired him.

    • David Walker

      How did he get through Security?

  • skyweaver

    ““Hey chicks, sue me!” he shouted, and then pulled open his red velvet shirt to reveal his chest and belly, according to the source.”
    Ah, the subtle dance of seduction.

    • Paula


      • Todd20036

        For Simmons, that method of seduction might have worked in the past.
        Especially given his tongue.

        • Athirson

          Especially when he commanded them to kneel before the God of Thunder

    • Bonobo

      Richard must be horrified.

    • loosevowels

      we’ve all seen the sex tape so he’s not going to whip out his micro penis at them

    • gothambear

      hey it worked for Bill O’Reilly and Roger Aisles…

  • PhallicMetaphor

    Once it was determined no female employees were groped it was decided that this behavior wouldn’t be tolerated.

  • Leo

    Gene’s not as dumb as everyone makes him out to be. I’m almost wondering if he did this BECAUSE he was at Fox. Basically trolling on steroids.

    • kanehau

      Yes, as I pointed out below… he’s pumping his book – what a great way to get coverage.

      An interview would be over with not much coverage – this will get print news, etc.

      All publicity. Brillant.

      • Gustav2

        The new “Banned by the Vatican”

        • Robincho

          Canned by the Vatiban…

      • Tom Furgas

        As the old saying goes, there’s no such thing as bad publicity.

        • gaycuckhubby

          I dunno. Ask Kathy Griffens

          • Tom Furgas

            Point taken.

      • iambu

        Good point. I had no idea he’d just published a book ‘n I certainly wasn’t gonna find out on Fox News.

  • whollyfool

    And that’s what got him banned?

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      Wow, he didn’t even have to touch someone’s genitals or drag them down the stairs in a head lock with children watching.

      • Tawreos

        That’s only tolerable for employees apparently

  • Gustav2

    Just a normal Roger Ailes staff meeting, what is the big deal?

  • Kevin Perez

    That seems like a really shitty way to get a plug in for Fox Buisiness.

  • Guess

    Would that work to get Faux Newz to ban me from their channel listings?

  • glass

    Scandal = Book Sales

  • Squicky

    I kind of like it.

  • Tawreos

    If the story is about Gene Simmons why is there a picture of a grandmother in what looks like it might a Halloween costume of some sort?

  • leo77

    Sounds like he would fit in pretty well.

  • BeaverTales

    Clearly Simmons is far more offensive to Fox News viewers than a draft dodger for Jesus, shitting his pants to escape any obligation to his country. Happy to bear arms for anyone but his country.

    Nugent was there again wednesday.

  • CanuckDon

    Did he stick his tongue out and flick it? Tell me that he stuck his tongue out.

    • medaka
      • medaka

        That’s why Cher married him, right?

        • Tom Furgas


        • Gregory B

          I’d like to try him out first…

        • cleos_mom

          She stopped at the border. Just in time.

      • William

        Mine is longer.

        • Dagoril

          Do tell. /slides closer…

          • William

            Many years ago I worked with a Lesbian. Sometimes when her friends stopped in, she would call me over to show them my tongue.

          • Statistics Palin

            You have so many talents, William!

      • Tom Furgas

        So that’s what it feels like to have a cattle prod jammed up your ass.

  • Acronym Jim

    Are we sure that wasn’t Sasha Baron Cohen impersonating Simmons?

    • whollyfool

      You win today’s internet!

  • Michael R

    The Donald Trump of ( bad ) rock .

  • William

    He’s a revolting person. I’m surprised anyone at Faux noticed.

  • Michael R
    • Anastasia Beaverhousen

      They told me she died! I knew she found another gig!

  • Rebecca Gardner

    OT but all these utterly incompetent and unqualified people Trump is packing the courts with scares the shit out of me.

    • Tomcat

      That is something we have no control over thanks to elections have consequences.

    • Boreal

      Thank the ‘both parties are the same’ asswipes for this.

    • William

      Pence is in charge of judicial appointments.

    • Andymac3

      They aren’t just unqualified, they are deliberately extreme and are there to force their version of ‘religious’ dogma through. It’s a pity that the major religious organisations have not been able to fight back against the extremism done in their name. Even the American catholic leaders seem to ignore what their own Pope asks of them.

      • Boreal

        They aren’t interested in fighting back, just telling us that they are NALT all like that.

    • Gigi

      Damien Schiff, second from the right, is a real POS. He’s said many disgusting things, but this really ticks me off:

      “Teaching ‘gayness’ in public schools,” where he railed against a California anti-bullying lesson plan. Schiff said “it seems to teach not only that bullying of homosexuals is wrong, but also that the homosexual lifestyle is a good, and that homosexual families are the moral equivalent of traditional heterosexual families.”

      Talibangelists cloak themselves in state and Constitutional protections that shield themselves from persecution (while crying PERSECUTION every day, when it isn’t),while denying any such protections from those who are truly marginalized, like LGBT teens who are being bullied and harassed in school.

      • Todd20036

        These are the types of judges who would deem “reeducation” camps to be constitutional for us lowly queers.

      • cleos_mom

        He’s a double first cousin to those sanctimonious pisspots who think they’re doing overweight people a favor by insulting and humiliating them — because it would ‘inspire’ them to go on a diet.

        And most likely there’s a connection, somewhere in the woodpile, to the CEO on Undercover Boss thought that workhouse-style production quotas would “inspire” the employees.

    • worstcultever

      More Putinization of the US. Happening with frightening speed now.

  • gaycuckhubby

    God, what is wrong with men?

  • Stogiebear

    If for nothing else he should be sued for wearing a red velvet shirt outside of the 1980s.

  • Harveyrabbit
    • Boreal

      I thought that was his face without makeup.

  • Dagoril

    He really should go back to wearing the clown makeup.

  • Rebecca Gardner
    • Boreal

      Paving the way for future presidents to own the networks that report on them.

    • Tomcat

      This will not end well for good Americans.

      • David Walker

        This will not end well for America, period.

    • Tomcat

      ATT is going to own the country some day anyway.

    • William

      Hooray, welcome to one party media. Joseph Stalin would be proud.

    • Gustav2

      Sinclair already does the news for two broadcast stations in Columbus OH. This is only going to get worse.

      • kareemachan

        This is why I do not watch TV “news”.

    • TexasBoy
      • worstcultever

        Absolutely. The US is being Putinized. Right before our faces.

        • kareemachan

          And pulverized. And punished – but I’m not sure for what.

    • Michael R

      Essential Keith Olbermann from 2010
      ( where we are today )

      • Goodboy

        Point by point all is happening.

  • TexasBoy

    If Trump would’ve done the exact same thing, Fox would’ve said he was acting “Presidential” or would’ve rolled out the Clinton-Lewinski thing.

  • gaycuckhubby
    • TexasBoy

      Next up: Quick…look over there….Her emails! Benghazi! Lewinski!

    • Gustav2

      Ivanka and the Fugitive from Panama

      A new Reuters investigation reveals how an alleged fraudster in Panama, working with Ivanka Trump, helped make Trump’s first international hotel venture a success.

      The broker who spearheaded the sale of the Trump-branded project did business with a money launderer for Colombian drug cartels and two criminals from the former Soviet Union.

  • Boreal


    Free Press Group Ready to Cut Off WikiLeaks

    • Cuberly Deux

      After reading that I got seriously pissed. How long does it take for the group to wake the fuck up? Jardin is a freaking moron.

  • Robert Adams

    You must really be an idiot if you are banned by a bunch of idiots.

    • Rocco


  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    Killing Gene by Gene Simmons

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    My new hero!

  • Jack

    Oh, Gene.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    I don’t know what he ingested, but he shouldn’t use that stuff again.

    • iambu

      Or at least he should share…

      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        Good suggestion.

    • Athirson

      Or put it on his skin

  • Rocco

    He looks like a corpse…like a poor man’s Berlusconi…lol.

  • thatotherjean

    “Outrageous conduct” doesn’t have quite the same parameters that it used to. This is a good thing. Gene Simmons is a slow learner.

    Edit: Oh–promoting a book. Never mind.

  • Will Parkinson

    So he acts like they do, and now they’re pissed. Weird.

  • DJ John Bear

    He has always been something of a rude person; none of this is particularly surprising. And that cap…ick.

    • peterparker

      I actually think the cap is kinda funny. Douchetastic to be sure. But funny too.

  • Mark McGovern


    • kareemachan

      It’s right up there with the Navy aerial penis, which means I don’t give a rodent’s derriere.

    • Daveed_WOW

      [sad trombone]

  • Bad Tom

    Gene Simmons wrote a book?!?

    • DJ John Bear

      He’s written a couple. The first was Kiss And Make-Up, an autobiography which devotes a healthy share of the content slinging the original band members (Ace and Peter) through the mud. And now there’s this new one. Yawn.

  • NMNative

    Comparing this asshole to all the other assholes on faux news, I fail to see why they’ve banned him. HIs behaviour seems rather minor when you review the outrageousness of o’riley, ailes and the others. But then again, faux news has never really worried about being seen as hypocritical.

    • Bj Lincoln

      They all do it in expensive suits and on camera so it’s OK.

  • iambu

    I thought the dick-in-the-sky guys were gonna be the weirdest thing I read today…

  • Lars Littlefield

    I need to rethink my distaste for Jean Simmons Maybe he’s not so bad after all.

  • Linda Derringer

    About time what a male pig he thinks he is all that the only good guys is all the rest but Gene Simmons is a a-hole.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • JWC

    Oh Wow a Badge of Honor Way to go Gene

  • Michael Hampton

    So an asshole who made some terrible jokes is banned forever, but a man who molested children and a man who mocked the disabled are on there all day. Wow.

    • Daveed_WOW

      To be fair, he sexually, physically and verbally harassed employees in a workplace environment. He’s lucky he was only banned. He could be sued or jailed. I agree he made terrible jokes too, but jokes are covered in sexual harassment laws.

  • Daveed_WOW

    Updated Shit List:

    Donald Trump
    Harvey Weinstein
    Russell Crowe
    Sean Connery
    Sean Penn
    Woody Allen
    Michael Fassbender
    Johnny Depp
    Mike Tyson
    Josh Brolin
    Mel Gibson
    Gary Oldman
    James Toback
    Bill O’Reilly
    Roger Ailes
    Michael Jackson
    Mark Halperin
    Matt Taibbi
    Mark Ames
    Terry Richardson
    Roman Polansky
    Kevin Spacey
    Bryan Singer
    Gerard Deparudeiu
    Jeffrey Jones
    Terrence Howard
    Danny Masterson
    Louis C.K.
    Richard Dreyfuss
    William Hurt
    Gene Simmons

  • -M-

    Probably worth more publicity than going on Faux.

  • infmom

    Aw, who are they going to get to take over for O’Reilly now?

  • JCF

    Funny, it seems like he’d fit right in w/ the other Men of FOX. *

    * Poor “Stockholm Shep” excluded.

  • fuzzybits

    I never liked him before this.

  • leastyebejudged

    He’s a scumbag, it’s nice seeing so many dueling scumbags implode.

  • SDG

    You have to be pretty LOW to be banned from Fox “News”.

  • Gianni

    Wow! Too much for FUX News? That’s saying something! I do like the comment he made about the intelligence of the two people based on the sounds their heads made when he bopped them with his book. 🙂

  • Gene Perry

    Banned from Fox. Yeah, that’s punishment.