Kiss frontman Gene Simmons has been permanently banned from Fox News after allegedly making crude jokes and engaging in lewd behavior during an appearance this week.
Simmons barged into a staff meeting and exposed his chest by pulling his shirt open while yelling, “Hey chicks, sue me!” sources told the Daily Beast. Witnesses said Simmons also made Michael Jackson pedophilia jokes and touched several employees.
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Simmons also jokingly hit staffers in the head with a book and asked a black employee if he was NBC weatherman Al Roker.
The bizarre antics reportedly occurred shortly after Simmons visited “Fox & Friends” to promote his new book, “On Power.”
During his “Fox and Friends” appearance, Simmons jumped off the sofa and jokingly did a weather report with meteorologist Janice Dean (see video above).
Simmons has appeared on Fox News numerous times over the years, but his shenanigans were a bridge too far in the wake of the sexual harassment allegations roiling the entertainment and media industries.
Simmons posted a video of his “Fox & Friends” appearance to his Twitter page on Wednesday and a photo of himself before a Sirius XM radio interview on Thursday.
During his interview this week with Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo, Simmons sounded off on accused sexual harasser Harvey Weinstein.
“Okay, I’m a powerful and attractive man, and what I’m about to say is deadly serious: Men are jackasses,” he said. “From the time we’re young, we have testosterone. I’m not validating it or defending it.”
Simmons continued: “Guys need to be trained from very, very young ages from their mothers and their loved ones that half the world’s population are female, and they need to be treated with respect.”
Gene Simmons has not yet commented on his Fox News ban.
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