Gene Simmons has some advice for immigrants, and it's not exactly politically correct. But as an immigrant himself, he feels direct is the way to go here.
During an interview with the Huffington Post, the rocker who moved to the country with his family at the age of 8 says people doing this need to assimilate.
"The politically correct climate is bulls--t," the 64-year-old Simmons said. "You don't want to upset anybody by saying, 'Learn to speak goddamn English.'"
"But, as an immigrant, I'm telling you: Learn to speak goddamn English."
"It is the key that will unlock the keys to the kingdom," the KISS rocker went on. "If you make the effort, all the possibilities of this culture will open up for you."
That effort, he says, "will give you all the rewards that I've gotten."
"I wasn't born here and America enabled me to become a team owner ... to have reality shows, to be in a rock band and to have licensing and merchandise and a restaurant chain."
Simmons says it's "too bad" if people are offended by his quote, but "learn to speak a language correctly! It's not easy. By the way, you don't have to."