Paul Stanley Uses Race Card In Feud With Former KISS Members
"Ace [Frehley] and particularly Peter [Criss] felt powerless and impotent when faced with the tireless focus, drive and ambition of me and Gene," writes Stanley. "As a result, the two of them tried to sabotage the band - which, as they saw it, was unfairly manipulated by money-grubbing Jews."
Both Frehley and Criss have responded publicly to the accusations made by Stanley. "They can't call me a drunk or a drug addict anymore, so they're grasping at straws," responded Frehley during an appearance on this past Monday's (April 7) edition of Eddie Trunk's show "Trunk Nation" on SiriusXM's Hair Nation (audio below). "I mean, Jesus Christ! My fiancée is Jewish. How can I be anti-Semitic? Is he out of his mind. [Laughs] [I've spent] 40 years in the music business [and] I've worked alongside Jewish people my whole life. And I'm anti-Semitic? It's ridiculous. I think he's trying to sell his book, and it's a pretty sad commentary if he has to resort to verbal slurs and innuendo. It's ridiculous."
On Tuesday, Criss told TMZ that all of Stanley's claims are bogus. The drummer told the tabloid outlet that he's always been a loving supporter of all religions, including the Jewish faith, explaining that his favorite aunt was Jewish. He also denied being a racist in any way. more on this story
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