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Ex-KISS Member

I DON'T HATE JEWS

4/8/2014 7:39 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Founding KISS drummer Peter Criss insists he's NOT a raging anti-Semite, despite public accusations made by KISS guitarist Paul Stanley.

Stanley unloaded on Criss and another ex-band mate Ace Frehley in his new book "Face the Music: A Life Exposed," accusing the two of chronic anti-Semitic behavior back in the day. Stanley also accuses Criss of being a racist who enjoyed mocking waiters at Chinese restaurants.

But Criss tells TMZ, all of Stanley's claims are bogus.

Criss says he's always been a loving supporter of all religions, including the Jewish faith -- in fact, Criss tells us his favorite aunt was Jewish. He also denies being a racist in any way.

Although Criss says he's spoken to a lawyer, he says he has no plans to pursue legal action against Stanley.

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16.

Murderface    

After awhile anyone who works with Gene Simmons becomes an anti-semite.

106 days ago
17.

SoManyIdiots    

Paul and Gene are like the Skipper and Gilligan trying to keep the professor and Mr. Howell out of Gilligan's Island reunions. We always remember the originals because without the originals, the replacements never would have existed.

106 days ago
18.

Tommy Dunaway    

If this bitch was going to crying about being discriminated I was sure he would be saying they were Homophobic..............;just saying.

106 days ago
19.

Jennifer    

And in Gene's book, he said Ace was the anti-Semite. Which one is it then, guys? Can't even keep your stories straight.

106 days ago
20.

Your S&M Girlfriend    

Seriously? Gene Simmons is like Jew, Inc. , and he seems to have had no problem raking in all those bucks with them back in the day.

106 days ago
21.

Cj    

But it's ok for Gene Simmons to be racist and say racist remarks about gentiles/goy right? Go eat a dick, Paul.

106 days ago
22.

dapedo    

if you hate a jew you will get "Jewed" by jews its true they cant even deny that one

106 days ago
23.

BIGROB    

Paul and Gene are 2 old bitter ladies! They're jealous Peter wrote Kiss biggest hit on the charts and Ace had the best selling album solo of all Kiss members! Peter Racist? You need more than that Paul! 70's Kiss made you what you make money off! 80's 90's 2000 and the current Kiss lineup sucked!

106 days ago
24.

Deuce    

Seems that even though you have all the money you need,since the spit is just 2 ways now , you could get past bashing the other original members for your own personal need of hate .......yep thats the jewish way alright.....oh and by the way since the breakup I have never seen another Kiss show at anywhere or at any time cause nobody does it like the originals did. now it's just a bunch of looser wanna be Kiss icons that are merely cogs in a machine and too dumb to know it.

106 days ago
25.

BDavisEpsilon    

Dear Mr. Criss and Mr. Stanley,

Who's wearing the Nazi unforms in these pics? You're both liars and hypocrites!

http://imgur.com/nO176AG
http://imgur.com/9Q0agYf

106 days ago
26.

Just My Opinion    

All these years and this $#!^ comes out. PLEASE stop it, it is getting old now.

106 days ago
27.

Dead@27    

Impossible. Criss and Stanley were BOTH blowing Simmons, and he's a Jew.

106 days ago
28.

Sheila Shigley    

I think the Jews are the racist people!

106 days ago
29.

Waka Waka Waka    

I was Paul Stanley for Halloween once when I was a kid

106 days ago
30.

Factual    

They are jealous hateful bigots. Jealous much?

106 days ago
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