KISS frontman says he loves his Pixel, tweets it from... an iPhone

KISS frontman Gene Simmons has taken over the role of the next ambassador for Google's Pixel phones. The singer and musician is featured in a dedicated blog post over at the Google Blog, and he even tweeted "KISS X GOOGLE" from his... iPhone. Well, so much for the sincerity in this campaign.

The short interview with Gene Simmons about the Pixel and why he loves the phone is also decidedly cringey and features notable banalities like the one below:

"I love the sleek, edgy look of the Pixel. It’s technologically advanced, but still intuitive and easy to use."

Uhm, okay. The one specific thing Simmons points out about the Pixel is that he loves the camera, and that's certainly a valid point: the Pixel has one of the finest cameras of any phone out there.

Simmons has also partnered with Google to create some KISS-themed live cases for the Pixel series, and those certainly look good if you are a fan of the band. But tweeting from an iPhone to promote the Pixel just seems wrong.

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1. IT-Engineer

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

I walk around with two phones, one for work, and one for my private life. What's the point here Victor?

11. Ray.S

Posts: 459; Member since: Jul 19, 2011

The point is he's paid to "like" the product, possibly without admitting so.


Posts: 261; Member since: May 03, 2013

You meen the same way phonearena gets paid? :P

30. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Becareful what you say SPASE. You can get ban here if you hurt iPhonarena.

34. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

Why do you still come here if it's so bad and unreliable? Ditto to all the people who seem to love to come here solely just to complain.

17. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

It's a dumb move that he tweeted it from an iPhone. But paying to like or use products, is a common thing for Apple as well. Just look at all the movies and TV shows that use iPhones. Also pretty sure big names in the entertainment industry get their iDevices for free. It's called doing smart marketing

25. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Many websites are paid to "review" products and people is mislead to believe that there is objectivity in them....

27. danny_a2005

Posts: 365; Member since: Oct 06, 2011

You phonearena guys are also paid to "like" the products with youir biased reviews

12. aegislash

Posts: 1518; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

The point is, if you're going to promote a'd be logical to, ya know, post the promoting material from the phone in question.

7. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

"But tweeting from an iPhone to promoted the Pixel just seems wrong." Proof reading at its best !

10. nebula

Posts: 1009; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

What morron.

28. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I don't know when OEMs will learn their lessons- Stop using these celebrities that do not care about tech- Didn't Motorola also have this problem with James Franco? Most Celebrities only care about one thing exposure and their publicist will have them using what the latest trend is. That trend is to rock and iPhone not because they like it but because it makes them look relevant and trendy to the public like the other celebrities. I don't know if many remember the celebrity trend in the mid 80's but it was for them to be seen in public wearing eye glasses that made them look a little geeky and to profess of being a Christian ( Charlie Sheen, Moddona, Eddie VanHallen etc..) in order to identify with normal folks. this was just a pure pubic relation thing in order to give them free press and keep them in the headlines. It amazes me that Google, Motorola , Samsung don't, incognito, spend the time to investigate or just ask whomever they approach in Hollywood what mobile device they use and like ( i Know a majority will be the iPhone like I mention above ) but there are those who favor Android. Use them

14. fancollo

Posts: 130; Member since: Dec 30, 2015

give me a million to promote an iphone that i hate and i'll do it gladly. where is the problem seriously...

16. cmdacos

Posts: 4267; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

So his publicist or social media manager tweeted this out and it makes a news story? I have no idea if he uses an iPhone or if he has a good phone but I have to think there is no way he can be bothered to be sending out marketing himself.

18. IT-Engineer

Posts: 566; Member since: Feb 26, 2015

Exactly my point!

35. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

I'm sure he has people doing those jobs, but don't get it twisted he lives to promote himself. That's what he loves and all he's good at.

23. EC112987

Posts: 1216; Member since: Nov 10, 2014

I rock a pixel and iPhone so it's cool in my book lol

32. gersont1000

Posts: 473; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

This is why people should stop being sheep and never buy a product just because someone sponsors (gets paid to like) it.

33. firebird820

Posts: 157; Member since: Jan 01, 2017

I love how the author was criticizing him for saying he loves the sleek, edgy, look of the Pixel.... #haveyoueverheardofanopinionyoutwatmuffinretartedl​izard

37. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

Yup celebs being paid to like other products. Everyone knows all the celebs have iPhones and Macs. Also who's in the thumbnail???

38. Sammy_DEVIL737

Posts: 1529; Member since: Nov 28, 2016

Why the hell Pixel looks like iPhone inspired design to me.

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