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Michael Jackson Tribute Concert

We're Killing KISS

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8/16/2011 10:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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The promoters of the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert have heard fans loud and clear -- Gene Simmons, who has accused Michael of being a pedophile, and his band KISS, have been dropped from the roster.

There was a flurry of criticism after TMZ posted a story ... that Gene said last year, "There is no question in my mind he molested those kids.  Not a doubt."

The promoters tell TMZ, "We have listened to Michael's fans and are grateful to have been alerted to these unfortunate statements by Gene Simmons.  Under the circumstances we fully agree that even though KISS is a band Michael admired we have no choice but to rescind our invitation to them to appear in our tribute concert."

The Estate had fired off a letter to the promoters yesterday, expressing their displeasure over KISS performing at the concert.

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dadudedd    

LMAO...yeah, that will change the facts about Mikey's little "sleep-overs".

983 days ago
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Anonymous527496    

GOOD! HA!

983 days ago
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CloBird    

The Jacksons should have been aware about what the ignorant Gene Simmons said in the first place.
Simmons and KISS should have never volunteered for this tribute either.

983 days ago
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Alexis    

good move! people should not forget who abandoned MJ when he was falsly accused, and that included Oprah, although that opportunistic woman used Katherine to get MJ kids to her talk show later. And for the haters, do your research, even FBI has secretly investigated MJ and have found no evidence to any of those false claims, and one of those accusing fathers killed himself the day after MJ died... that tells a lot. MJ was always innocent.

983 days ago
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Bob    

And yet Gene was 100% correct in all he said. I doubt that he cares too much about not being in it.

983 days ago
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SSinOC    

MJ's fans are in denial over this. Glad someone had the balls to call him out as a pedo. KISS would be glad to take the money otherwise.

983 days ago
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Bob    

GOOD! Gene is a hypocrite, money hungry ! a@@hole ! who only says and does things for publicity, he knows michael was innocent, but since he is dead he decided 2 make some money on his death by making crazy statement, i think its funny how his "proof" is the mass media from around the world, probably like the SUN, if the tabloids say so it must be true, right

983 days ago
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Prince Von A-Hole    

Thats Harvey's form of Hollywood justice. Their is a hell of a lot more evidence against Mikey then Casey Anthony. Yet he is trying to get her and every one who looks like or is involved murdered by constant posts about her whereabouts. But how dare any one say anything about Mikey.

983 days ago
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jaci    

Gene is right, MJ was a pedophile, but fans and fools will always deny it.

983 days ago
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LittleBIt    

EXCELLENT decision on the promoters part. What kind of a-hole accuses a man of being a pedophile then wants to play at his memorial concert??? Take a walk Simmons you moron.

983 days ago
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MichaelJACKSON    

********************TO LATE*******************

So close to the Trial, MIchael's name was dragged in mud once again. This may have tainted the Conrd Murray potential jury. The organizers should have done their homework. NO DEAL. I STILL ask for the cancellation!

983 days ago
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jen    

who cares about this story....BOYCOTT DR. PHIL

983 days ago
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Jill Conway    

Anyone, with reasonable intelligence, would think it weird that a grown man would crawl into bed with a child that was not his own. That's just plain creepy. Doesn't make any difference WHO he is/was. Especially cause he had more than enough bedrooms to go around. Something strange was going on there. For all you Michael-lovers, think it's okay if the guy down the street jumps into bed with your kid? Really think about it...

983 days ago
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RonBurgundy    

Ironic because Michael just loved KISSing little boys...

Thanks to Dr. Murray for whacking the whackjob.

His corpse is a rotten piece of pedophilia...

983 days ago
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Kim Kisslady    

hahahhaahhahahahah....truth hurts!!!

983 days ago
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