Gene Simmons Tells Women to Assume Men Will Abandon Them and Fend For Themselves

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Gene Simmons may find himself in some hot water with fans after sharing how he really feels about men, women and relationships.

The KISS singer shared his thoughts in his newly released book Me, Inc.: Build an Army of One, Unleash Your Inner Rock God, Win in Life and Business.

To promote the book, Simmons spoke with Andrea Tantaros of Fox News in an interview Friday and came right out with it — women should assume men will abandon them and need to take care of themselves financially.

"This is a very complex and difficult question to answer so I’m going to put it as simply as possible. Women: Stop depending on men. It’s as simple as that. Imagine there are no men in life," Simmons said. "Find out that thing that you’re good for that makes the money and then get married and or have children from a position of strength."

Tantaros asked Simmons about his wife Shannon Tweed, who the rocker finally married in 2011 after having children and spending 28 years together.

"You had the blessing of a woman who stuck by you, who raised your children," Tantaros said. "I read this and I thought, wait a minute, he's telling me to be selfish and put myself first but at the same time, he regrets those decisions to be selfish."

Simmons said he should have married her earlier, but chalks it up to his selfishness.

"It is a massive failing for me that I didn't recognize the purity and sanctity of love," Simmons said. "Why I didn't marry Shannon when I first met her and dropped head over heels with her is the stupidity and arrogance and selfishness of man."

Pam Wright