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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.

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RamHead    

If he didn't like MJ then why perform at the tribute concert? I can only think of one reason: the payment.

1128 days ago
32.

LC4Michael    

And yet another reason why this so-called Tribute is a farce! This is not a Tribute to Michael it is just one more way to make money off of him and for the acts who have been signed up to line their pockets. A true Tribute would include the likes of Barry Gibb, Usher, Diana Ross........people who cared and worked with Michael and would do this for the charities involved.

The list they have presented so far is a joke with the exception of Smokey Robinson (if he really is doing this) and now Gene Simmons the old ugly has-been who would sell his soul to the devil for a profit. The man told horrible lies (and of course had no proof) about your son Katherine and you invite him to the Tribute which is supposed to be in honor of Michael's memory?? WTH??

Someone needs to get a clue and fast!

The Jackson family needs to get a clue!

1128 days ago
33.

What I Think    

I hate MJ and hate his music too.

1128 days ago
34.

gramercy808    

He's like a clown you can order him anywhere for...probably NOT all that much money...especially before he restarted his publicity machine - this guy is a total loser.

He also looks as pasty and sick as MJ. Gene: call NutriSystems and see if they'll help your fat ass lose a few pounds.

1128 days ago
35.

Rochelle    

The quickest way to get a broken leg is to come between Gene and a camera.

1128 days ago
36.

CJ    

"As funeral arrangements were underway for pop star Michael Jackson, Gene Simmons, lead singer and bassist of the heavy metal group Kiss, took great pains to remind us of some of the less savory chapters in Jackson’s life. Simmons told The Canadian Press in a telephone interview from Los Angeles on Thursday that he’s sick of celebrity tributes to Jackson and wants to hear from children who accused the King of Pop of sexual molestation."

1128 days ago
37.

Blanket    

if it is so, I will def'ly unsubscribe for tickets to the show; this is outrageous... I don't want to pay to c this circus...

1128 days ago
38.

Lisa    

I hope Kathryn see this. He is just doing this just to get his name up in lights. He is a "has been". and not to mention "UGLY"

1128 days ago
39.

Rochelle    

The quickest way to get a broken leg is to come between Gene and a camera.

1128 days ago
40.

alpha wolf    

Evil begets evil.Forget about them both.

1128 days ago
41.

Best Mom    

Gene is quick to call Michael names. But what could we call him all those years he was "shacked up" with his girlfriend that he has 2 children with? What dirty little secrets does he have? Anyone see the Joy Behar show where his girlfriend walked off the show when Joy questioned him about other women?? Yeah, Gene's going to call Michael names......what a joke he is! Michael has/had more talent in his little finger than Gene could ever even imagine having! Gene sounds like a pretty big fool.

1128 days ago
42.

spyke    

Gene Simmons is an interesting man who speaks his mind. I wonder why MJ's mother would choose to have him in the tribute, maybe she wasn't aware of his comments? Anyway, if it looks like a duck, peruses kiddy porn like a duck and holds sleepovers with young boys...wait a duck wouldn't do that but a pedophile would.

1128 days ago
43.

TruthFull2000    

I'm not gunna dump on Gene for saying what he did. I know I got in my MJ bashing at a time too. Sometimes its hard when you hear something like someone getting away from pedophilia. I dont know if MJ touched those kids, nobody does, but its a shame when someone talented loses their life, regardless of their personal demons. People have to stop acting like anyone who recognizes MJ's contribution to music has to be on board with the decision of the trial.

1128 days ago
44.

Criss    

I wonder how much Gene is getting paid.

1128 days ago
45.

Big Gay Al    

D'oh..I always get my MJ's mixed up. For years I thought Michael Jordon was a pedophile

1128 days ago
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