In response to the recent surge in racist abuse directed at football players, Kiss band singer Gene Simmons says he wants much stricter punishment for those guilty people.
In Europe and the United States alike, racism has been more of a bigger issue than it was a few years ago. Just as many celebrities advocating for equality, Kiss band singer Gene Simmons is also disgusted by the recent increase in online hate.
Gene Simmon demands racist people be fired from their jobs and publicly humiliated.
Gene Simmons calls for much stricter punishment for those people responsible for making racial remarks to the well-known personalities. Not just that they need to be held accountable, they also need to be publicly shamed and fired from their jobs, he says.
A victim of racism himself, Gene Simmons shared his experience in an interview with Daily Mail. He was 13 years of age when he first faced anti-Semitism. At the time, a boy tried to keep him out of a YMCA pool because he was Jewish.
'I remember coming out of the pool, and these two guys got in my face,' Gene Simmons said in the interview. 'One said, 'What are you doing here? You're Jewish.'
'You've got to turn on the light and go after those cockroaches,' Gene Simmons further went to talk about racism in general. 'And don't just chase them out. Find out where they live. Identify them, make their lives miserable – legally. Shine the light on that cockroach.'
'The guy with his drunken buddies hurling racial epithets, take photos of him,' Simmons added. 'This guy's name is so-and-so, and he lives right outside of Manchester and works in this garage. Guess what the garage is gonna do? They're going to fire his ass right away because they don't want the attention of hiring a hate-monger.'
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