TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

MJ Tribute Concert

Gene Simmons to Perform

Despite Calling MJ a Pedophile

8/15/2011 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson Tribute Concert
Pretty ironic -- Gene Simmons, who called Michael Jackson a hard-core pedophile, will perform at the MJ Tribute Concert.

Katherine Jackson was on CNN this AM, talking about the concert, when promoters revealed that KISS would be performing.

Yet Gene Simmons went on record last year -- mind you, a year after MJ died -- saying, "There is no question in my mind he molested those kids.  Not a doubt."

Simmons went on to say, "The only sexual references ever made about Michael Jackson that were made by anyone, anywhere around the world, have always been made by kids, and specifically males usually 10 to 14 years of age; never females, that age or older, and never grown men."

Hate the man.  Love the music.

297 COMMENTS

No Avatar
196.

susie    

Jealousy is a mental cancer. B.C. Forbes
_____________________________________

OMG look at the pics: Satan on the left and sweet angel on the right.

1131 days ago
197.

BudMan    

gene is a pig....his band KIss were never real rock band, just looking for $$$, songs all suck, his wife's an idiot and a pig, he'll do ANYTHING for a $$$ including pimping out his kids on TV just like ozzy's pig wife did....jackson was a rapist too....$ $ $ $ $...america baby!!!

1131 days ago
198.

MJ FAN 4EVER    

GENE SIMMONS, REALLY?

1131 days ago
199.

Brigha from UK    

Global Live Events executives appeared with Jackson matriarch Katherine Jackson on CNN Monday to announce the signing of KISS.
"I know he would be very excited about KISS," Michael Jackson's mother said.
--------------------------------------
Katherine why didn't you KNOW about Simmons' comments regarding Michael?
It was common knowledge to his fans.
It makes us question how much you really knew your son at all.
Michael called you a 'saint'. He idolised you and supported you even after his death.
It's time you showed him some loyalty.

The only thing to do now is to cancel this ridiculous concert. Give it a year or two, then maybe organise something really fitting for the King of Pop. Get rid of the B list celebrities, (who probably never even owned a MJ album), and get some real stars who were influential in MJs life.

1131 days ago
200.

sickofit    

Gene Simmons, never let my beliefs stand in the way of promoting myself and possibly opening up a new revenue stream.(especially not when I only have to honor someone I called and believe is a pedophile.)

1131 days ago
201.

myra morris    

are you kidding me He doesn't deserve to pay tribute to Michael if he's made a comment like that. Michael deserves better then a s*** bag like him.

1131 days ago
202.
203.

Migalone    

People can't stand the FACT that Simmons is telling it like it is. MJ was a freak at best. Everyone cries,"Poor, Poor, Michael Jackson", and have forgotten about the victims, the kids. Thank You Gene!!!

1131 days ago
204.

Butterfly    

Susanne, Germany: 3 hours ago

the best coment in weeks

1131 days ago
205.

NastyBoil    

The FBI disagrees with Gene . MJs FBI file is on view online .

1131 days ago
206.

Jim    

This guy's not too bright and the smartest thing he's ever done was manage to get Shannon. Where has this guy been as at least one of the children accusing MJ of molestation has since confessed that it was a lie and orchestrated by his father because his family was in debt and needed money? It is a no brainer that anyone with money would be subject to such accusations.

1131 days ago
207.

Paul138    

Funny how many of the comments are mad what Gene Simmons said
He just spoke the truth.(that fact that he is playing is weird) How many more tributes to we need to Jackson?? Enough is enough.

1131 days ago
208.

Chick    

Damned right it's about the money!!!!!! Who cares!!!! Which one of you mental midgets out there wouldn't do the same damned thing?!?! It's business!!!!!!!!!!! Get a grip!!!

1131 days ago
209.

IndyKenn    

If a person is honest re: MIchael Jackson, one must applaud his talents as a "pop" performer, as well as recognize he was a pedophile. "If the shoe fits, wear it."

1131 days ago
210.

4everMJ    


♥ ♦ ****** VOTE FOR MICHAEL!!! ******* ♦ ♥

http://newsroom.mtv.com/2011/08/12/most-iconic-vma-moments/
Bon jovi: 40,62%
Michael Jackson: 38,56%


STUPID SIMMONS!!

1131 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 | 16 | 17 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web