KISS’ bassist and co-lead singer, Gene Simmons, recently posted a tweet on his Twitter account which led to a heated argument considering the ethical aspects of the new law that enables Israel’s Ministry of Health to share the personal information of the citizens who decline the COVID-19 vaccine.
As you know, Gene Simmons is so active on his Twitter and Instagram accounts that he has now become a social media personality. He often enjoys using his Twitter account when he wants to announce his upcoming projects, raise awareness about the ongoing pandemic, express his views on social and political matters, and interact with his devoted fans.
However, the fact that he’s so active and vocal on Twitter has led to a lot of criticism, and some people have even “advised” him to ‘just play music.’ These negative comments, of course, didn’t stop Gene Simmons from practicing his freedom of speech, and his latest tweet considering the new law that was passed in Israel led to a heated argument.
As you may have heard, Israel recently passed a law that allows The Ministry of Health to disclose the personal information of Israeli citizens who have refused to get vaccinated. Simmons advocated for that law and said that it’s a great idea. After that, a fan replied by saying that releasing weaponized personal information to a mass of people who have historically mismanaged such information doesn’t sound like a great idea.
To this, Simmons responded by saying that everyone has the right to know who may be carrying the disease and has refused to get vaccinated and protect the people around them so that we can protect ourselves from them. At this point, another user chimed in and told Simmons that carrying the disease isn’t the same as refusing the vaccine. This answer angered Simmons who asked the user to tell him how he‘s supposed to know whether a person has the virus or not.
Here’s what Gene Simmons said in his first tweet:
“What a great idea! New law lets Israeli Health Ministry share personal info of citizens who decline COVID vaccine – CBS News”
To which a fan responded:
“Very slippery slope there, scarlet letter lists of weaponized personal information released to the masses who historically mismanage even the most mundane thoughts born of fear. That ought to end well.”
And Gene Simmons responded:
“I don’t agree. If somebody is carrying disease and refuses to protect the rest of us, let everybody know who this guy is. So we can stay away! Common sense. Mic drop!”
To which another fan responded:
“Declining a vaccine isn’t the same as carrying a disease, Gene.”
And Gene Simmons replied:
“Supernal Ape (have I got your name right?), I believe it is the same. How do I know you don’t have the disease? Just because you say so?”
You can check out the tweets below.
Very slippery slope there, scarlet letter lists of weaponized personal information released to the masses who historically mismanage even the most mundane thoughts born of fear. That ought to end well.
— D R (@Monstorer) February 25, 2021