Well, we guess those comments came back to bite him in the ass!
Although KISS had originally been scheduled to perform at the upcoming Michael Jackson Tribute Concert, they've been apparently canned by concert promoters after fan backlash regarding comments made by Gene Simmons last year claiming that the pop icon was a pedophile!
He reportedly said:
"There is no question in my mind he molested those kids. Not a doubt."
The promoters now claim:
"We have listened to Michael's fans and are grateful to have been alerted to these unfortunate statements by Gene Simmons. Under the circumstances we fully agree that even though KISS is a band Michael admired we have no choice but to rescind our invitation to them to appear in our tribute concert."
Hey! Fair enough!
We're frankly just surprised that if Gene Simmons felt that way, he would even WANT to be involved in such a tribute!
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