Gene Simmons Clarifies The Difference Between The Supporters Of BLM And The U.S. Capitol Riot

KISS’ iconic bassist Gene Simmons responded to fans who criticized him for not resembling the Black Lives Matter movement to the riot in the U.S. Capitol since they considered the participants of both events were criminals.

As you may recall, the supporters of Donald Trump stormed U.S. Capitol to protest the presidential election which they have observed as ‘fraud.’ Thousands of people marched to the capital in order to pressure Congress to overturn President Joe Biden’s win.

Recently on Twitter, Gene Simmons joined a discussion with some of his followers whether the supporters of the BLM movement, which was a protest against racial injustice and police brutality, were criminals just like the protestors at the U.S. Capitol riot. A fan of Simmons asked what the iconic musician thought about the comparison between these two protests and why he considers BLM as a peaceful one and the Capitol Riot as a violent act.

In his response, Gene pointed out the fact that protestors in Washington D.C. actually trespassed onto Government grounds and break into Congress which are among the most serious political offenses in the United States. Another Twitter user commented on Simmons’ tweet saying that he observes the protestors in both of them as criminals. However, Gene stated that one of the groups involves criminals while the other groups are seditionists and traitors.

Here is what the fan stated about the similarity between BLM and U.S. Capitol Riot:

“When BLM & Antifa break windows in the Oregon Democrat headquarters, it’s a peaceful protest, but if these same groups break windows at the capital it’s sedition?”

To which Gene Simmons responded:

“I agree. To a point…Portland is a ‘riot.’ People who burn buildings and destroy property are criminals and should face criminal charges…but if you trespass onto Gov’t grounds and break into Congress…that’s the most serious political offense in America. Right?”

Another fan of Simmons also commented:

Criminals in both instances, in my book. What would be interesting is to see the severity of the punishments in both cases.”

To which Gene replied:

“Re below…One group are criminals. True. The other groups are Seditionists and Traitors. There is a big difference.”

You can see the tweets Gene Simmons posted on his Twitter account below.