KISS icon Paul Stanley shared the video of TV icon Fred Rogers‘ speech at the 1997 Emmys and reacted to the recent polemic about the upcoming presidential election.
As you may know, after Joe Biden town hall on ABC, the senior adviser for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, Mercedes Schlapp compared the Democratic nominee’s town hall to the beloved children’s show ‘Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.’
Here’s what Mercedes Schlapp stated in her tweet:
“Well, JoeBiden ABC Politics townhall feels like I am watching an episode of Mister Rodgers Neighborhood.”
Following the unfortunate statement of Schlapp, the beloved TV icon Mr. Rogers went viral on social media. Many politicians and celebrities reacted to the tweet and defended Mr. Rogers by reminding what a wonderful person he was.
Furthermore, Paul Stanley also shared a video of Mr. Rogers giving a speech while he was accepting his Lifetime Achievement Award at the 1997 Emmys.
In his tweet, Stanley mentioned the fact that Mr. Rogers was used as a mock with a presidential candidate was actually the proof of how much we ‘need to push the reset button.’ Paul also stated that being compared to Fred Rogers should have been considered as a ‘badge of honor.’
Here’s how Paul Stanley commented on the video:
“In these times to be mockingly compared to Mr. Rogers shows just how much we need to push the reset button. When did we start looking down our noses at kindness and empathy? To be compared to Mr. Rogers should be a badge of honor. Let’s rethink what we emulate & what is truly cool.”
Additionally, former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach also responded to Paul Stanley’s tweet regarding the recent dispute about the presidential candidate Joe Biden’s resemblance to TV icon Mr. Rogers and wrote:
“Mr. Rogers for president would be a lot better than the one we got now.”
You can see the tweet Sebastian Bach posted on his Twitter account below.
Mr. Rogers for president would be a lot better than the one we got now https://t.co/WibOw7gp0B
— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) October 16, 2020