Call it the KISS of death.
Gene Simmons is no longer allowed to appear on Fox News or Fox Business Network after he exposed his chest and stomach to staff members, amid other indecent antics during an invasion into a meeting at the network’s building Wednesday, a network spokesperson confirmed.
The KISS singer, who was there to promote his new book on several shows, entered the meeting despite not being invited, and opened up his shirt in front of employees, the spokesperson confirmed. He then proceeded to tell pedophilia jokes involving Michael Jackson and tapped two people on their heads with his book, mocking their intelligence.
“Hey chicks, sue me!” Simmons said as he entered the meeting, according to The Daily Beast, which was the first outlet to report the incident.
Simmons, 68, is no longer allowed inside the Fox News building, the spokesperson said. He was barred from appearing on the networks’ shows after his behavior was reported to higher-ups.
Gene Simmons is no longer allowed to appear on Fox News or Fox Business Network.
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A photo of Simmons was submitted to the building’s front desk to prevent the rocker from entering the premises again.
A rep for Simmons did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Earlier that morning, Simmons had appeared on the programs “Mornings with Maria” and “Fox and Friends” to discuss his book, “On Power,” which came out Tuesday.
He has often appeared on Fox programs in the past to discuss his conservative political views.