Ted Nugent has shared his opinion on Gene Simmons‘ recent comments where he called unvaccinated people the “enemy.”
During a recent appearance on Talkshoplive‘s Rock ‘N’ Roll channel last week, KISS bassist said that many people were turned away from the band’s recently completed Kiss Kruise because they were not vaccinated. All guests on the cruise, which was on a Norwegian Cruise Line boat, were required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
“If you’re willing to walk among us unvaccinated, you are an enemy,” Simmons said. “This whole idea, this delusional, evil idea that you get to do whatever you want and the rest of the world be damned, is really terrible,” he added. “We’ve got to identify those people and bring them out into the open so you know who they are.”
Now Nugent has weighted in on Simmons‘ comments during an appearance on the Joe Pags Show saying: “I think [Gene has] been so bombarded. Remember, he lives in Los Angeles. Number one, I love Gene Simmons — he is a great man, rock solid in the asset column. But my own brother, who also spent most of his life in New York and L.A., they are so overwhelmed with lies and hate and misinformation. And when the people on the coast — and I mean overall; only the guilty need to feel guilty — but when they called someone a racist, they are the racist; when they call someone a child molester, it’s usually coming from a child molester. So you’ve gotta give ’em the benefit of the doubt.
He continued: “But the real shocker, I think, and you will agree, is that here’s Gene that speaks truth, logic and common sense most of the time — I really respect the man’s overview — but here’s a man who constantly references, and rightly so, that his mother survived the Holocaust where power-abusing monsters were forcing people to succumb. And then the Nuremberg trials [a series of military tribunals held after World War II to convict N*zis of their war crimes, including six million Jews and other minorities for medical trials] proved that no man, no human has a right to force any unwanted medicine or experiments, like this experimental drug, on people ever again.
“And here’s Gene Simmons, who is so powerfully educating people about the horrors of demonic N*zism and the Holocaust, and then he compartmentalizes it and literally falls into the chasm of power abuse. It’s much like a lot of my Jewish friends that are anti-gun and think that guns should be banned, which was what Joseph Goebbels and Hitler did.
“Joe, on an honest, intellectual level, I cannot explain it. I just know that I love Gene Simmons, and I’m gonna call him and try to fix him.”