During an appearance on Talking Wax, KISS bassist Gene Simmons talked about money, fame, women, Jews, and more.
Here’s what he said:
“The more money you have, the more chicks will like you. Pull up in a beat-up old Volkswagen and ask a young lady if she wants to go grab some baked beans and a hot dog, or pull up in a Rolls-Royce and say, ‘Get in, I’m taking you wherever I want to go.’
“What do you think what’s she going to go for? She wants to be treated like a queen.
“Two guys are talking and two girls are talking – I know women are hating that I’m telling the truth – two guys are talking, one guy says to the other guy, ‘Hey, I’ve got a blind date for you.’ So his friend naturally says, ‘What does she look like?’
“That makes sense because that’s our biology, that’s our DNA.
“The two girls are talking, ‘I’ve got a blind date for you!’ ‘Really? What does he do? What kind of a car does he have?’ I don’t give a f*ck what kind of a car she has, I don’t care if she pulls up in a stinky old garbage truck. I only care if she’s attractive.
“Well, there’s a difference. Men want sex, they want some companionship – not too much, you don’t want to be smothered, you want peace and quiet, stuff like that – and women want everything! Everything! All the time!
“And do you know why men die younger than their beloved? Because they want to.
“Now, none of this applies to Shannon, my wife. No way, she is the exception to every rule, in fact, she does not bear fools lightly.
“Here’s another one, it’s going to get me in trouble. Ask me how I am…”
This lead to a massive debate on the internet and lots of fans defended Gene for his comments.
Here’s what the fans said:
“He is not making an absolute statement about all women. Only with a very distortive point of view would you not see that. He’s talking about “chicks”. We all know what he means and we all know it’s true.”
“Probably true for some. He might just be speaking from experience. Realizing how many more women wanted him after he became rich and famous. If you don’t believe this happens you haven’t seen an episode of any of the Real Housewives shows. It’s not misogynistic if it’s true. And that’s coming from a woman’s perspective.”
“Gene knows what he is talking about first hand. Way more than anybody reading this does. Do people still actually pretend to be offended by this really well-established fact anymore ?”
“It would be misogynistic but it’s not, because the ladies ensure the truth in it, you don’t see model material hanging off of homeless blokes because they’re nice guys”
“He is right though, for the most part, a vast majority of women only look for how big a man’s pocket is, thankfully my wife is not one but I have dated plenary that do think that way”