This is the Kiss of death for anti-vaxxer arguments.
Kiss frontman Gene Simmons is garnering praise on social media after telling anti-vaxxers to “get over” themselves and “stop being selfish” with regard to getting the coronavirus vaccine. The “Rock and Roll All Nite” singer dropped the bombshell while discussing the uptick in the UK’s COVID-19 infections on “Good Morning Britain” Friday.
“Get over yourself,” Simmons, 72, said, addressing vaccine opponents. “We’re not concerned if you agree with it or not. We’re concerned about you making us sick. So get your goddamn COVID shot and protect other people from getting your stuff.”
The rock icon continued: “Look, before [they] go to school, you have to have your children get the flu vaccine and the polio vaccine, and there’s no discussion.”
Going further, the rock star has no use for people who believe that vaccine mandates violate human rights.
“Well, you don’t have as many rights as you think,” said the graduate of Richmond College (now the College of Staten Island). “When you get up to a red light, you must stop. There’s no choice. It’s because it’s not about you — it’s about the other innocent people going by.” He later analogized vaccine refusal to neglecting to wear a seat belt while driving.