Gene Simmons: Stop depending on men and get a job
Gene Simmons has been making some enemies with his words lately and it looks like that will continue. The singer decided to speak out about his thoughts on women and, even though they may have been well-intentioned, Simmons is likely to get some very real feedback.
Simmons appeared on a Fox News show, explaining how he thinks women should be thinking of their finances.
"Here's the real skinny of life as we know it," he explained, according to E! News. "Let's all agree that women should not depend on men. The statistics predominately tell us they will run out on you. Yes, infidelity, but the other problem is the economics of relationships."
Simmons had been dating Shannon Tweed for more than 20 years before they finally married in 2011. He explained that men "predominantly" earn the money and he has seen relationships end, leaving the woman who was once dependent on the man left with nothing.
"Assume the man won't be there. Why not devote your time, your early years, to making your fortune?" he explained. "Get a career.
"Life is not a straight line and I'm here to say women think differently than men. Men must work for a living," he added. "Women have the option of becoming the housewife, which is respectable and wonderful but what happens when the man runs away?"
Simmons is no stranger to controversy. He earned some enemies last month when he explained his thoughts on depression: "For a putz 20-year-old kid to say, 'I'm depressed, I live in Seattle.' F*** you, then kill yourself." Back in August, he also explained how he felt immigrants could be successful in the United States — by learning "to speak godd*** English."
But this time, the singer attempted to tell women they should not be relying on a man — because a man is not trustworthy.
"Don't depend on them," he said. "Why should you? They don't depend on you for anything. The less you depend on a man for emotional and financial support, the better off you'll be."