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KISS’ Gene Simmons Wants to Trademark the (Incorrect) Devil’s Horns Hand Sign

  • Axl Rosenberg

Gene Simmons is a despicable idiot. This isn’t news in and of itself, but sometimes, he does something so despicably idiotic as to raise the bar for dummies everywhere.

This is one of those times.

Simmons is attempting to trademark the devil’s horns hand sign for “entertainment, namely, live performances by a musical artist; personal appearances by a musical artist.” Thing is, the stupid dumb dummy applied for the wrong goddamn hand gesture.

Per Simmons’ trademark application, the gesture he wishes to own features “the index and small fingers extended upward and the thumb extended perpendicular.” In case it’s not clear from reading that, this gesture would look like this:

gene-simmons-kiss-devil-hornsAny self-respecting metal fan will immediately recognize this as sign language for “I love you” — not the devil’s horns. And the reason we all know that is because seeing someone flash horns with the thumb extended is a surefire way to spot a poseur.

In Simmons’ defense (I guess), he’s been throwing horns this way for years. But that just means that if his application is approved, he’ll have a trademark on proof that he’s a yutz. He might as well trademark horrible wigs and tacky aesthetic taste while he’s at it.

[via The PRP]

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