Paul Stanley has landed himself into some hot water recently as he had some rather harsh words about gender choices and gender reassignment. Quickly, and swiftly, the singer and guitarist for KISS was called out for his views on the topic.
Paul first put out a statement that read: “My Thoughts On What I’m Seeing.”
He would then follow with a paragraph which started off as: “There is a BIG difference between teaching acceptance and normalizing and even encouraging participation in a lifestyle that confuses young children into questioning their sexual identification as though some sort of game and then parents in some cases allow it. There ARE individuals who as adults may decide reassignment is their needed choice but turning this into a game or parents normalizing it as some sort of natural alternative or believing that because a little boy likes to play dress up in his sister’s clothes or a girl in her brother’s, we should lead them steps further down a path that’s far from the innocence of what they are doing.”
Gene Simmons is usually KISS’ most opinionated member. Personally, someone’s choice is someone’s choice and they should not be demonized for their choice. Rather, I believe people should just focus on their own lives, but I digress. Paul Stanley then went further in his statement.
He continued: “With many children who have no real sense of sexuality or sexual experiences caught up in the ‘fun’ of using pronouns and saying what they identify as, some adults mistakenly confuse teaching acceptance with normalizing and encouraging a situation that has been a struggle for those truly affected and have turned it into a sad and dangerous fad.”
As you could imagine, Paul Stanley’s Twitter followers got into it with him and others on the post, which also saw The Offspring‘s guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman.
Noodles wrote, and made a very good point as he said: “This is a very disappointing take, especially from someone who wore high-heels, makeup, & teased up hair his whole career. As a young kid your band helped teach me that I could be whatever I wanted to be. I guess it was just gimmickry after all. #thatsashame”.
Good on you, Noodles.
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) April 30, 2023