Kiss frontman Gene Simmons will no longer be able to appear on any Fox News show after he reportedly insulted staff members at the network.
The rock icon, a former Israeli who was born Chaim Witz, barged in on a Fox News staff meeting, reportedly unbuttoned his shirt and exposed his torso to those present, and shouted to the women in the room: “Hey chicks, sue me!”
The account of Simmons’ behavior came from an interview a Fox employee gave to the website The Daily Beast.
According to the report, Simmons also made lewd jokes about Michael Jackson and about pedophilia, and insulted employees at the network.
The musician appeared on two of the network’s programs, Fox and Friends and Mornings with Maria, in an effort to push his recently published book, “On Power.”
According to a report on the incident published by the Guardian, Simmons recently condemned the sexual conduct of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and said men were “jackasses” who are plagued by testosterone “from the time we’re young.”
“I want all the jackasses to go to jail for being improper,” the bass player said.