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October 21, 2014 7:45 pm

Rocker Gene Simmons: Jews Aren’t Popular Unless They Are Needed

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Former KISS bassist Gene Simmons. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

KISS bassist Gene Simmons told the New York Daily News recently that Jews are not the most popular ethnic group around, but people know to turn to them for their professional skills.

“Jews have never been popular and they still aren’t. Everybody will agree by and large that Jews are not their favorite people, unless they go to church and pray to one, that’s OK,” he said in an interview promoting his new book Me, Inc. “Or if they want good banking, they’ll go to a Jewish banker. Or if they’re sick, they’ll go to a Jewish doctor. Or if they need an accountant, they’ll go to a Jewish accountant. Or if they’re going to sue someone, they’ll go to a Jewish lawyer.”

The conservative, 65-year-old Jackson Heights native also talked politics. He said he thinks he could win an election, even if some people might not like his religious beliefs. He also sounded ready to start a political party, the New York Daily News reported.

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