Gene Simmons doubles down on working mother comments: ‘I stand by every word I said’

Gene Simmons isn’t holding his famously elongated tongue when it comes to his thoughts on working women.

The Kiss frontman, who drew wrath on Twitter earlier this week for asserting that women can’t have it both ways when it comes to children and careers, stood by that stance in an interview with Harry Connick Jr., scheduled to air on Monday’s episode of Connick’s show “Harry.”

In the interview, Connick brought up the attention-grabbing stance, telling Simmons, “There are certain things in the book that I think are valuable but I did take issue with a couple of them and I just want to get your opinion … So it says, ‘Get over your biological urges. It’s natural to want to have kids but sorry you can’t have it both ways. You have to commit to either career or family. It’s very difficult to have both.'”

Simmons insisted that he is pro-woman, but refused to back off of his stance.

“Listen ladies, I’m on your side. Point one, I want all countries to be ruled by women. There will be less war,” Simmons said.

“Stay with me, point two if you are 20-years-old or 25-years-old, my opinion is you shouldn’t be looking to have a child if you are looking to have a career,” Simmons continued. ” You are going to be hurting yourself. You are going to be hurting the child because your biological urges and the love for your children will take you out of the marketplace and those guys are not going  to wait for you to catch up, they are going to far out distance you. I stand by every word I said in that book."

Simmons added, “I want everybody here to be rich and if you’re going to stay at home and take care of your children, which is a matter of the heart, you’re not going to be out in the marketplace making lots more money. So these are your choices.”

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HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 14: TV personality Sophie Simmons arrives at the premiere of Amazon's 'The Neon Demon' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on June 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 14: TV personality Sophie Simmons arrives at the premiere of Amazon's 'The Neon Demon' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on June 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 14: TV personality Sophie Simmons arrives at the premiere of Amazon's 'The Neon Demon' at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome on June 14, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Jeffrey Mayer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: Musician Gene Simmons (R) and actress Sophie Tweed-Simmons arrive at Tower Cancer Research Foundation's 3rd annual Ante Up For a Cancer Free Generation Poker Tournament and Casino Night at Sofitel Hotel on June 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
Sophie Simmons attends the Neon Demon Premiere, in Hollywood, California, on June 14, 2016. / AFP / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 04: Gene Simmons and Sophie Simmons attend the Tower Cancer Research Foundation's 3rd Annual Ante Up For A Cancer Free Generation Poker Tournament And Casino Night at Sofitel Hotel on June 4, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harmony Gerber/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Reality TV Personaliu Sophie Simmons attends Lupus LA's Orange Ball: A Night Of Superheroes at Fox Studios on May 7, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 03: Actress Sophie Simmons arrives at the Premiere Of EPIX's 'Under The Gun' at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on May 3, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17: Reality TV Personality Sophie Simmons attends the 13th Annual Stuart House Benefit presented by John Varvatos at John Varvatos on April 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 17: Reality TV Personality Sophie Simmons attends the 13th Annual Stuart House Benefit presented by John Varvatos at John Varvatos on April 17, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Sophie Simmons arrives at the 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar viewing party held at West Hollywood Park on February 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Sophie Simmons attends The Cinema Society And Hugo Boss Host The Premiere Of IFC Films' 'Sky' at Metrograph on April 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Esther Horvath/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Sophie Simmons arrives at the 24th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation's Oscar viewing party held at West Hollywood Park on February 28, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Reality TV Personality Sophie Simmons attends the 3rd annual 'An Evening With Canada's Stars' at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on February 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 01: Actress Sophie Tweed-Simmons arrives at the Inaugural World AIDS Day Benefit at Sofitel Hotel on December 1, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 07: TV personality Sophie Simmons attends the Children Matter.NGO first annual gala on November 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for The Children Matter.NGO)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Actress Sophie Simmons attends Sierra Club's Act In Paris, A Night Of Comedy And Climate Action at the Heath at the McKittrick Hotel on November 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 16: Sophie Simmons attends the Peace Over Violence 44th annual Humanitarian Awards held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on October 16, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 07: Actress Sophie Simmons attends the First Annual Gala for The Children Matter.NGO on November 7, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 17: Actress Sophie Simmons attends the Samsung Hope for Children Gala 2015 at Hammerstein Ballroom on September 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Samsung)
WESTWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 04: Sophie Simmons arrives at the world premiere of 'Goosebumps' held at Regency Village Theatre on October 4, 2015 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Singer Sophie Tweed-Simmons attends DuJour Magazine's Jason Binn & Nicole Vecchiarelli Celebrate Jason Derulo Presented by Elite Daily, InList, Invicta & Trent Fraser at Avenue on September 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for DuJour)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 30: Sophie Simmons attends Republic Records 2015 VMA after party at Ysabel on August 30, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Republic Records)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15: Sophie Simmons attends UNITA's First Annual Gala Against Human Trafficking at Capitale on September 15, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 16: Sophie Simmons attends the 'Music On A Mission' benefit concert presented by Mending Kids at Lucky Strike Live on August 16, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 18: Sophie Simmons attends the Just Jared's Summer Bash Pool Party 2015 on July 18, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
COMMERCE, CA - JULY 17: Sophie Simmons attends the Inaugural Wounded Warrior Amputee softball team charity gala at The Commerce Hotel and Casino on July 17, 2015 in Commerce, California. (Photo by Maury Phillips/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: Sophie Simmons arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of 'Insidious: Chapter 3' held at TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on June 4, 2015 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 21: Actress Sophie Simmons attends OK! Magazine's So Sexy Event at SkyBar at the Mondrian Los Angeles on May 21, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tullberg/Getty Images)
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Connick countered Simmons’ assertion, telling the musician, “I have to disagree with you only based on the women in my life that had children at a young age and went on to make a lot of money.”

“You’re talking about superwomen and wonder women, which I respect and admire them,” Simmons responded.

“Hold on Gene, all women are superwomen,” Connick replied.

Simmons caught heat when his comments were published by the New York Post on Sunday.

“Gene, a woman can do it if she has a real man, an honest, loyal partner in life who support s & shares the responsibilities. Avoid narcissist. Together U can work as a well oiled machine. Married 34yrs,” read one response.

“Like I care what this 70s rock star who wouldn’t commit to his playmate girlfriend and mother of his children thinks about woman and what we can or cannot do,” read another reply.

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FEBRUARY 18: (L-R) Paul Stanley, Peter Criss, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock and roll band Kiss pose for a portrait for the cover of their self-entitled first album 'Kiss' which was released on February 18, 1974. (Photo by Ginny Winn/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LONG BEACH, CA - MAY 31: Bassist Gene Simmons of the rock and roll band Kiss performs onstage at the Civic Auditorium on May 31, 1974 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 31: (L-R) Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of the rock and roll band 'Kiss' pose for a portrait session backstage on May 31, 1974 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Richard Creamer/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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DETROIT, USA - 16th MAY: Bassist Gene Simmons from rock group Kiss performs live on stage at Cobo Hall in Detroit during the concert recording of Alive! on 16th May 1975. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)
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LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 1976: Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss of the rock and roll band 'Kiss' joke around with fans and cause mayhem at Grauman's Chinese Theatre in February 1976 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 10: American rock group Kiss, sporting their face paint and costumes, visit London at the start of their first European tour on May 10, 1976 in London, England. The group are lead singer Gene Simmons, guitarist Ace Frehley, drummer Peter Criss and guitarist Paul Stanley. (Photo by Anwar Hussein/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 1976: Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley, Paul Stanley and Peter Criss of the rock and roll band 'Kiss' joke around with fans and cause mayhem at Grauman's Chinese Theatre with radio DJ Rodney Bingenheimer in February 1976 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
Bassist Gene Simmons (left) and guitarist Ace Frehley performing with American rock group Kiss at Hammersmith Odeon in London, 16th May 1976. (Photo by Michael Putland/Getty Images)
AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - 23rd MAY:(Clockwise from top left) Peter Criss, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Paul Stanley of Kiss pose for a studio group portrait at the RAI Congrescentrum on 23rd May 1976 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (Photo by Gijsbert Hanekroot/Redferns)
CIRCA 1977: (L-R) Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley of the rock and roll band Kiss performs onstage in circa 1977. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1977: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley and Ace Frehley of the rock and roll band 'Kiss' performing onstage in circa 1977. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1977: Pop singer Elton John poses for a portrait with the rock band 'Kiss' in full regalia in circa 1977 in Los Angeles, California. (L-R) Ace Frehley, Peter Criss, Elton John, Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley. (Photo by Michael Montfort/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - CIRCA 1977: Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Paul Stanley of the rock and roll band 'Kiss' perform onstage in circa 1977 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JULY 24: Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss (on drums) of the rock and roll band 'Kiss' perform onstage on July 24, 1979 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Richard Creamer/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
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