This is a similar reason as to why old people should stay away from technology. Hot takes are as modern as smart watches and hybrid icing, and old people should stay away from them (not because they’re old, but because they don’t understand them and will bitch to younger folk about them).
“I think Prince was heads, hands and feet above all the rest of them. I thought he left [Michael] Jackson in the dust. Prince was way beyond that. But how pathetic that he killed himself. Don’t kid yourself, that’s what he did. Slowly, I’ll grant you… but that’s what drugs and alcohol is: a slow death.”
This is why his son went on the record with Vice and tore his life apart. Prince died and its tragic, and Gene Simmons feels the overwhelming pressure to power rank it with MJ and Bowie’s deaths. Not sure if he’s at a midlife crisis or is just trying to do what is cool by the kids, but he’s taking the “little research” and “even less thought” components of the take to their boundaries. Reminds me of old people who still call African-Americans “chocolates” or hate the Japanese because of Pearl Harbor. Well clearly Gene Simmons wasn’t proud of parts of his life, seeing as he hid being Jewish from his rock ‘n’ roll life style for years. At least try to hide the fact that you haven’t even seen a fact from this death.