Gene Simmons thinks we should all be kinder to each other.
And that’s not the only thing. He also thinks that those who racially abuse others on the internet should cop fines.
The idea came about as a result of Simmons’ discussion with Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid during a recent interview on for Good Morning Britain, as per Blabbermouth.
For context, the hosts had commented on the recent act of racism from social media users, directed at a Manchester United footballer.
Morgan’s answer to the problem? A low key radical idea that those aforementioned social media users should be issued fines.
Morgan mentions that he as a former newspaper editor, doesn’t think that it’s ethical that social media platforms aren’t heavily regulated, mainly in the way of what users can say to one another.
And in response to that, in agreement with Morgan, Simmons talks about how he doesn’t think things have changed all that much in recent times.
Simmons said, “Things have changed, not just in America, but all over the world, but they haven’t very much.”
He went on to say, “I used to live with Diana Ross, a great lady, and she used to tell me about The Supremes touring the South. And they were even more popular than The Dave Clark Five, and they’d go there and headline shows and everything.”
“After the show, they couldn’t stay in a hotel; they had to go to what’s called the ‘coloured’ hotel. And the next day, when they were driving out of town — they had a bus that everybody shared — people were shooting at them. Things haven’t gone very far from then.”
And Simmons isn’t playing around, either. He concluded, “We have to find these villains and make them pay.”
Watch Gene Simmons on ‘Good Morning Britain’.