KISS’ bassist and co-lead singer, Gene Simmons, posted a tweet on Twitter in which he couldn’t hide his anger towards a fan who hadn’t properly read what Simmons had written in his tweet, but had still responded.
Gene Simmons is one of the rockstars who are the most active on social media, and this leads him to often make the headlines of rock-world news. Gene Simmons recently used his Twitter account to express his anger towards a fan who responded to one of his tweets without carefully reading what Simmons had said.
If you follow Simmons on social media, you know that he has been very eager to raise awareness about the dangers of COVID-19 and warn people who do not believe in the existence of the pandemic.
Similarly, he recently shared the news of an Alaska congressman that was infected with COVID-19, who had previously underestimated the new virus and joked about it. Simmons posted this news and said that he has no comments.
In the comment section, when a follower said that the congressman will 99.9% heal, Simmons responded by stating these types of messages underestimate COVID-19. Simmons went on to say that this approach leads to the understanding that the 250.000 people who have died of COVID-19 in the United States are not real. He also noted that this is actually twice the number of Americans who died in World War I.
This heated discussion got even more heated when a fan responded to Gene Simmons by supporting his seriousness about COVID-19 but also pointing to a miscalculation of the people who have died in World War II.
Here’s what Gene Simmons’ follower said:
“I agree with you, Mr. Simmons. But according to Wikipedia the total amount of US casualties during WWII was almost 420.000. But considering the pace of people dying from COVID-19 in the United States right now, you will hit that no in the spring of 2021.”
This comment frustrated Simmons who seems not to like receiving criticism or being corrected. This topic is already sensitive for Gene Simmons and seeing his followers sticking to details (which he is correct about), angered him even more.
As a result, he posted an angry tweet as a response to the user who corrected him, asking them to go back and read his tweet so that they can understand. The fact that he used caps lock while underlining the important detail of which war it was, definitely reflected his frustration.
Here’s what Gene Simmons said:
“I said, WORLD WAR I…ONE! Go back and read my text.”
You can check out the tweet that Gene Simmons posted on his Twitter account below.
I said, WORLD WAR I…ONE! Go back and read my text. https://t.co/OiMOYMpLqK
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) November 15, 2020