Gene Simmons: Hypocrite?

Gene Simmons is set to perform at an upcoming Michael Jackson tribute concert -- despite calling the King of Pop a pedophile.

Gene Simmons

Money talks -- and so has Gene Simmons, about Michael Jackson. Despite the fact that the KISS frontman called the King of Pop a pedophile last year, he has agreed to perform at an MJ tribute concert.

Promoters have confirmed that KISS has signed on for the October concert, along with Christina Aguilera, Leona Lewis, Smokey Robinson, Cee Lo Green and Alien Ant Farm.

Yet just a year ago, Gene Simmons went on record saying that he believes Michael Jackson was a pedophile, despite being acquitted on sexual abuse charges.

"There is no question in my mind he molested those kids. Not a doubt," Simmons told Classic Rock magazine in 2010.

"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."

Opinions are easily swayed when enough money is involved, it seems.

Katherine Jackson, Michael's biggest defender, supports Michael Forever: The Tribute Concert and is allowing Michael's kids -- of whom she has custody -- to perform.

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Barbara September 04, 2011 | 3:01 PM

Gene Simmons is the biggest two face ugly jerk that will never see the light, he is just as nasty as the media they talk insted of the truth!!! MJ is not a pedophile there was zero proof, also he was a wonderful person with a big heart. I hope Shannon dumps Gene nasty nasty ass, she is to good for him

b.mclane August 15, 2011 | 7:31 PM

BEFORE everyone goes all mental...STOP and THINK. Who is it that said MJ was a pedophile??? THE MEDIA ...and they said it with ZERO PROOF. They set up the scenario and went about their way making the ENTIRE world think this of MJ. DEFINITE, FINITE PROOF was not available until the 333 pages of the MJ FBI files were released..(they showed the FBI assisted TOM SNEDDON in an attempt to prove MJ guilty by traveling all over the world for 18 months seeking evidence. They returned to the trial empty handed because the MEDIA STORY was false).Gene Simmons most likely has not read those files but we can safely bet he saw the media reports. Millions more people still suggest MJ was guilty and always will no matter how much proof they are given. So lets think like MJ and give benefit of doubt to Gene Simmons. Perhaps he has seen the light and is making amends.

Friend August 15, 2011 | 6:00 PM

No! Gene Simmons and Kiss has to go! They cannot be apart of this tribute.

courtney August 15, 2011 | 12:37 PM

THAT FREAKING UGLY JERK SHOULDN'T BE ALLOWED TO MAKE ANY MONEY OFF OF MICHAEL ESPECIALLY AFTER WHAT HE SAID TWO YEARS AGO ABOUT HIM THE JACKSONS ARE IDIOTS TO LET HIM PERFORM !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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