‘HAVE DIGNITY AND JUMP’: Outrage As Gene Simmons Tells The Depressed To Commit Suicide

Published on August 16, 2014

Gene Simmons is causing some controversy after his latest comments on depression and suicide. Check it out..

Kiss bass player Gene Simmons has provoked outrage after saying mentally ill people should just ‘kill themselves’.

During a July 31 interview with the Huffington Post, the rock and roll star said he was unable to ‘get along with anybody who’s a drug addict and has a dark cloud over their heads and sees themselves as a victim.’

‘Drug addicts and alcoholics are always, ‘The world is a harsh place,” Simmons said. ‘My mother was in a concentration camp in Nazi Germany. I don’t want to hear f*** all about ‘the world as a harsh place.”

Simmons continued: ‘She gets up every day, smells the roses and loves life. And for a putz, 20-year-old kid to say, ‘I’m depressed, I live in Seattle.’ F*** you, then kill yourself.’

Indeed, the lyricist behind ‘Calling Dr. Love’ seemed almost gleeful at the prospect of egging someone on towards suicide.

Read more: Daily Mail