Ace Frehley, ex-guitarist for the legendary rock band Kiss, believes all Americans should stand behind their President or “go move to another country.”
Frehley explained that the country needs to support the office of the Presidency, whether or not they personally like the man holding that position.
The comments, being labeled ‘controversial’ by some media outlets, came about as the musician was being interviewed about his new solo effort, “Spaceman.”
“Whether you love him or hate him,” he said, “if you’re an American and you’re a patriot, you should get behind your president.”
“He was elected,” Frehley explained, mostly to Clinton supporters who still haven’t accepted that fact.
“We live under the Constitution of the United States, and you’re supposed to support your president,” he added. “Love him or hate him, you’re supposed to support him, or go move to another country.”
Right on, brother!
Democrats tell Frehley to “Shut Up and Sing”
Frehley went on to say that while he supports free speech, he had no problem slamming fellow musicians who “jump on a bandwagon against our government.”
“I hate politics. I don’t like talking politics, and I don’t think politics and music mix,” he said. “I’m an entertainer. There’s no reason to bring up politics. Let me play my guitar and write songs and entertain people. That’s my job.”
If only Lebron James, or other athletes and entertainers could accept this philosophy which basically amounts to ‘shut up and dribble.’
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Once again a Kiss member’s pro-America stance is called controversial
The Hall of Fame rockers, members past and present, have been the source of several moments that the mainstream media dubs ‘controversial.’
This is no different.
Gene Simmons, another legend of the band, defended Christian football and baseball player Tim Tebow who was constantly ridiculed for his faith during his career.
“Here’s a man who believes in God and people pick on him,” Simmons said. “If he was a Jew, or a Muslim and you did that — people would never dare. But for some reason if he’s a Christian, you’re allowed to pick on him.”
He also spoke about learning English if you’re going to come to America.
“As an immigrant, I’m telling you,” Simmons said in an interview with HuffPost Live, “learn to speak goddamn English.”
Then, of course, there was this famously patriotic moment when the band stopped their concert to honor military members, recited the Pledge of Allegiance, and then performed a rockin’ version of the national anthem.
“You should remember, patriotism is always cool,” lead singer Paul Stanley said during one concert. “Loving your country is always cool.”
“Standing up, respecting and honoring our military is always cool,” he added in a clear shot at Colin Kaepernick. “So, to show some respect between pick-throwing, we’re going to put our right hands over our hearts and why don’t we say the Pledge of Allegiance.”
Over the years, the band has put their money where their mouth is, hiring military veterans to work as roadies on their various tours.
In an industry where hatred of the President and America is nearly a prerequisite, it’s good to see these music legends support the office of the Presidency as well as their country.