Gene Simmon’s Head ‘Tribute Balloon’ Becomes Aviation Safety Hazard 20,000 Feet Over Brazil |

A 36-second clip of a “tribute balloon” bearing a large image of KISS bassist Gene Simmons’ head was captured 20,000 feet above Brazil, posing a potential flight hazard.

The video was downloaded on Twitter on April 29 by a senior cabin crew member on flight FL350, depicting the crew member confirming the current height of the flight by pointing to the instruments in the cockpit before heading for the inbound balloon as the Simmon’s face in full Kiss makeup appears.

The cabin crew member added the hashtag #dangerous to the post, a sentiment echoed by C130, BN2, 747 and A350 pilot Scott Bateman, who co-hosts ‘The Layover’ on YouTube. On his Twitter page, Bateman wrote“These are tribute balloons seen regularly in #Brazil and across South America. They pose a real risk to #aircraft and #WePilots must remain vigilant. I recently avoided one in #SaoPaulo area 20km away. @grahamsturgeon also saw one. Why?”

Simmons himself, however, seems to be a huge fan of the balloon, tweeting: “I recommend you watch this video from the cockpit of a jet 20,000 feet in the air. You won’t believe what they see.

The KISS ‘demon’ has already made headlines when he tweeted in defense of the unconventional union between 38-year-old Akihiko Kondo and his virtual ‘wife’ Hatsune Miku: ‘It doesn’t matter if you understand this relationship. It only matters if this Otaku man is happy. Otaku is a fan of manga and technology. Good luck to him.

The musician also recently defended Mike Tyson over a viral video of Tyson punching a plane passenger who allegedly harassed the boxing legend.

The KISS Farewell Tour The end of the road is also underway, with the band playing in Ribeirão Preto, Brazil yesterday (May 1). The tour was initially put on hold in 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak, but is now set to end in early 2023.

KISS is currently on tour with original members Paul Stanley and Simmons, newer recruit Tommy Thayer on guitars and longtime associate Eric Singer on drums.

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Susan W. Lloyd