Paul Stanley, a member of the Kiss Group, can always voice his perspective. Fans must have witnessed Paul voicing his opinion on a number of contentious issues. Recently, Kiss Group Member Paul Stanley says Kanye’s mental illness is not an excuse for hate speech.
Paul Stanley, the lead singer of KISS, has emphasized that Kanye West’s antisemitic outbursts are not excused by mental illness. Last weekend, West’s Instagram and Twitter accounts were suspended after he uploaded tweets that were against the rules of both services, including remarks directed at rival rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs in which he claimed that “Jewish people” had instructed him to call and “threaten or influence me.”
Later, he tweeted that he was “going death con 3 (sic) On JEWISH PEOPLE,” adding to his antisemitic remarks. Many celebrities, including Jennifer Aniston, David Schwimmer, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Legend, and Jack Antonoff, as well as representatives from Jewish community organizations, strongly condemned the remarks.
As West has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and the most recent comments occurred amid a string of unpredictable conduct, some people voiced concern that a mental health episode might be to blame for the remarks.
Paul Stanley, a Jew, has previously defended West when he received criticism for his behavior, but he also stated that mental illness cannot be a defense for inciting hatred.
“Mental illness IS a disease but should NEVER be used to minimize the danger of hate speech, advocating antisemitism and violence against religions or ethnicities. We have found ways over centuries to rationalize this behavior and viewed the atrocities that followed. SPEAK UP!”
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