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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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31.

Glynn    

Well he's right. Jackson was a pedophile.

1062 days ago
32.

Areader    

Good decision to drop Chaim Weitz and his band!

1062 days ago
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jpalmettoguy    

of course he was a pedophile. Truth hurts. What kind of idiot wouldn't think MJ was a child f*****? One in denial.

1062 days ago
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terry j vey    

Oh well it is not like Gene needed the money anyways.Now we will hear another comment from him gurenteed

1062 days ago
36.

Ames    

So what if he said that. It's a tribute to MJ's musical talent. I'm a huge MJ fan and there's not a doubt in my mind that he molested those kids either.

1062 days ago
37.

DD    

Gene Simmons - Mr. I've "f@#$%! so many "women" has creditiblity? I wonder how of his one night stands were under age? He needs to stick to what he knows, sticking his disgusting tounge out and plastic surgery.

1062 days ago
38.

Tom Cruise    

MJ was a homo and a pedophile...don't care what anybody says.

1062 days ago
39.

Badman003    

Truth hurts doesn't it MJ fans!!

1062 days ago
40.

Niktini    

hahaha Im sure KISS is deeply saddened by this

1062 days ago
41.

Friend?    

Good news, thanks TMZ!

In my opinion Gene Simmons has no reason to stand in front of MJ fans at the Michael Jackson Tribute Concert!

1062 days ago
42.

Politico Pablo    

Gene's entitled to his opinion, and he chose to seperate the man from his music. MJ fans should do the same.

1062 days ago
43.

CarneyIsGod    

HAHAHAHAHA SERVES YA RIGHT GENE, now **** off, I actually used to like KISS' musi*****il you said MJ was a child molester...now I'd spit in your face if I ever saw you. Pig.

1062 days ago
44.

Abe    

It good to kill Kiss because I agree with Gene...Michael Jackson WAS a child molester.

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1062 days ago
45.

elvisfanhfx    

Gee... They may want to review that list of performers closely. I'm sure Gene wasn't the only one with something to say back then. Since his death all his fair-weather friends are suffer memory loss for the 90s. All of a sudden he's a role model and worshipped again. Bah!

1062 days ago
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