Kiss frontman Gene Simmons flashes Piers Morgan his legendary tongue on morning TV
US ROCK star Gene Simmons truly had Piers Morgan licked this morning — when he flashed the Good Morning Britain presenter his famously long tongue.
The Kiss frontman was in full flow, sharing his opinions on president Donald Trump, when Piers broke in to suggest he pull out his signature tongue flick.
Simmons, 66, didn’t need much persuading, though he initially said: ‘No, come on Piers, we are on morning television, there are children watching,’ before adding: ‘And the floor is a little dirty.’
Giving in to the inevitable, he joked: ‘Oh boy, I’m going to get sued.’
Afterwards, a delighted chuckling Piers exclaimed: ‘You have got a gigantic tongue!’
But some viewers felt the display was a bit early in the day, with one tweeting: ‘Just lost my breakfast!’
Another wag wrote: ‘Omg he would be great for xmas stamps.’
Before tickling Piers’ funnybone, Gene was urging people who don’t like the US president to ‘get along’.
‘Who cares who you voted for? People who don’t agree with you, it’s their country too,’ he said.
Last week, Simmons was banned for life from Fox News after allegedly insulting female staff members.
He has since apologised, saying he was ‘sincerely sorry’ and has a ‘tremendous amount of respect for the talented women and men who work there’.
Simmons was also recently named as part of the #MeToo Twitter campaign of women speaking out about inappropriate sexual behaviour.
Voice over actress Mary E McGlynn alleged that she went to shake his hand but instead of taking it he pointed at his groin and said ‘that’s the fun machine’.
If you can still face it after these revelations, Simmons is promising to personally deliver — for free — his latest boxset.
It’s the least he can do really as the Vault Experience — featuring 10 hours of previously unreleased material, including 150 tracks written with the likes of Bob Dylan and Van Halen — is a steal at $2,000 (£1,500) a pop.
Author: Anna Thomson