The iconic co-lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of KISS, Paul Stanley, recently posted a Thanksgiving message on his Twitter account which angered some of his fans due to the misinterpretation of some of his words.
Paul Stanley is for sure, one of the musicians who are the most vocal on their social media accounts. He often uses his Twitter account to share his views on music, politics, contemporary matters, and important days.
On the 26th of November, Paul Stanley posted a Thanksgiving message on his Twitter account which broke some of his fans’ hearts as they misunderstood what he was trying to say. Even though Stanley meant well, his message was not appreciated by everyone.
In his Thanksgiving message, Stanley stated that for most people, the pandemic is a mere inconvenience and that most of us should be thankful for all we have. He went on to add that his prayers and thoughts are with the people who have suffered a personal loss, health issues, and financial problems.
Even though his message was appreciated by some, others reacted by saying that calling the consequences of the pandemic ‘an inconvenience’ for most including him is not fair as many people have lost their jobs and houses.
For instance, here’s what one of his followers responded to Stanley’s:
“Merely an inconvenience?! WTF? I lost my job, my apartment, and had to move from a city I’ve lived in for 28 years. Glad this has just been an inconvenience for you though. Geez.”
Even though Stanley’s heart was in the right place, the fact that he called the pandemic an inconvenience angered his followers who have lost a lot of things in the past year. However, some of his followers responded to the answers like the one above saying that they belong to the group of people for whom Paul Staley is praying.
Others followed up on Paul Stanley’s appreciative message and supported his statement. Some followers even mentioned the difficult things that they have been through and then said that they still feel lucky to be alive.
Here’s is another response that was liked a lot:
“I lost my job of 20 years and my home and everything I owned in The Santa Cruz Fires. I’m Blessed, I’m still here to type this. Happy Thanksgiving!”
Although Paul Stanley meant well and wanted to show his support for the people who have been deeply affected by the pandemic, the language that he used led to misinterpretations. Nonetheless, it looks like his fans were there to show their support for Stanley and explain what he actually meant.
Here’s Paul Stanley’s Thanksgiving message on his latest tweet:
“Let’s Not Forget that for most of us this pandemic is merely an inconvenience. We remain blessed and life is a miracle. I am so grateful for all I have. My prayers & thoughts are with those TRULY devastated by personal loss or struggle with health & financial challenges today.”
You can check out Paul Stanley’s tweet below.
Let's Not Forget that for most of us this pandemic is merely an inconvenience. We remain blessed and life is a miracle. I am so grateful for all I have. My prayers & thoughts are with those TRULY devastated by personal loss or struggle with health & financial challenges today.
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) November 26, 2020