Gene Simmons says depressed people should kill themselves.

This is just a guess, but I imagine he won't be welcomed with open arms at Robin Williams' funeral.

The ever-sensitive bassist of KISS is having a big week. First, he angered people by ripping immigrants who don't speak English. Then, he ticked off the last seven or eight people who don't think he's a moron by going after the depressed and addicted.

"Drug addicts and alcoholics are always, 'The world is a harsh place.' My mother was in a concentration camp in Nazi Germany. I don't want to hear (expletive) all about 'the world as a harsh place.' She gets up every day, smells the roses and loves life," the 64-year-old told SongFacts.com. "And for a putz, 20-year-old kid to say, 'I'm depressed, I live in Seattle.' (Expletive) you, then kill yourself."

Did he ever stop to think that maybe that 20-year-old kid was fine until he put on a record KISS made in the past 30 years?

Mr. Congeniality also said, "I never understand, because I always call them on their bluff. I'm the guy who says 'Jump!' when there's a guy on top of a building who says, 'That's it, I can't take it anymore, I'm going to jump,'" Simmons continued. "Are you kidding? Why are you announcing it? Shut the (expletive) up, have some dignity and jump! You've got the crowd."

That's it. I'm putting my KISS action figures in the garage.

Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx took exception to the fellow hard rock bassist's quotes on his radio show "Sixx Sense," according to FOX News.


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"I like Gene," Sixx said. "But in this situation, I don't like Gene. I don't like Gene's words. There is a 20-year-old kid out there who is a KISS fan and reads this and goes, 'You know what? He's right. I should just kill myself.'"

He added, "For people who are depressed, there is a way out. There are many, many ways out ... Don't listen to people who don't know what they're talking about."

Sixx later tweeted, "I struggled with addiction and depression but found recovery. Would you be happy if I killed myself instead? Also my 4 kids wouldn't been born" and "I wonder if @genesimmons would still say how depressed people or addicts should kill themselves if it happened to his wife or kids?"

Tony Hicks provides celebrity commentary for the Bay Area News Group. Contact him at Facebook.com/BayAreaNewsGroup.TonyHicks or Twitter.com/tonyhicks67.