Based on the reporting, it sounds as though Simmons had a couple of mixed drinks on the job while debriefing after an on-air Fox News interview.
Allegedly, the KISS founder invited himself into a Fox staff meeting, with the vibe profoundly changing in the room from that moment forward.
Simmons told jokes about Michael Jackson’s sex-crime trial, and professed that he could do a better job than 2 of the Fox employees present due to their lack of insight.
The former Kabuki-bassist may have also exposed his chest. Within 24 hours he was banned from the airwaves – and headquarters – at Fox.
Simmons regrets ending his long-time relationship with Fox News, and calls reports of the incident highly exaggerated and a misunderstanding.
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Fox News banned Gene Simmons from their network for life after the Kiss frontman visited their Manhattan headquarters on Wednesday, but Simmons says the reports that have resulted from the incident are “highly exaggerated and misleading.”
Simmons responded to the reports in a statement provided to The Daily Caller on Friday in which he downplayed the details of the incident and apologized for any unintentional offense to Fox News and their employees.
“I have appeared frequently over the years on various Fox News and Fox Business programs and have a tremendous amount of respect for the talented women and men who work there.
“While I believe that what is being reported is highly exaggerated and misleading, I am sincerely sorry that I unintentionally offended members of the Fox team during my visit,” Simmons said in the statement.
Fox News is moving strongly to the left, airing an entire show “debunking” Russia collusion claims aganst Hillary Clinton less than a week ago.
We don’t normally call for campaigns at WLT, but if you don’t like Fox News banning a patriot and a good guy like Gene Simmons, dial somebody at your Fox affilate and shout it out loud. Eventually, they’ll hear you callin’.