During an interview on TalkShopLive, legendary KISS frontman Gene Simmons gave his thoughts on anti-vaxxers, referring to them as the “enemy.”
“If you’re willing to walk among us unvaccinated, you are an enemy,” Simmons said.
“I don’t care about your political beliefs,” he continued. “You are not allowed to infect anybody just because you think you’ve got rights that are delusional,” Simmons, who is 72, said.
“You don’t have the right to go through a red light — actually the government has the right to tell you to stop,” he said.
“If they tell you you can’t smoke in a building, you can’t smoke in a building. And that’s not because they want to take away your rights — that’s because the rest of us hate it. We don’t want to smell your smoke.”
“I don’t want to catch your disease,” Simmons added. “I don’t want to risk my life just because you want to go through a red light. This whole idea, this delusional, evil idea that you get to do whatever you want and the rest of the world be damned is really terrible.”
“For God’s sakes, if I’m going to yawn in your presence, I’m going to put my hand up in front of my mouth,” he later added. “Yawning is not a life threatening event. You having COVID might be a life threatening event, and I don’t want to catch it.”
Simmons had to cancel tour dates earlier after he and bandmate Paul Stanley tested positive for covid despite being vaccinated.