“Modern Family” star Eric Stonestreet has had a brief tiff with KISS rockers Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley after he thought they were rude to his mother on a plane. The Twitter row was quickly settled, with Stonestreet ending up apologising instead.
The 42-year-old actor, who plays Cameron Tucker in the hit U.S. series, detailed a purported incident on Instagram, in which he accused Simmons and Stanley of bullying his mother.
“Turns out both Gene Simmons AND Paul Stanley were on my mum’s flight to Kansas City,” he wrote on Instagram.
“Gene tried to bully my mum out of her seat and when she said no, he said, ‘it’s ok, I just bought the plane and then asked her for HER autograph. – dick move
“Then Paul called her ‘Aunt Bee.’ – dick move
“I can’t wait to run into you two old ass makeup wearing f**** and tell you in person; you should have been nicer to my mum.”
It turned out that the incident never happened, with both Simmons and Stanley denying the event.
Simmons denied the story on Twitter, saying that it was “blatantly untrue,” while Stanley offered an explanation, saying it was just all a misunderstanding.
Stonestreet then quickly retracted, saying he will have “a stern talk with my mum about making up stories.”
“Old people, ya know? OUR apologies,” the actor said sorry.
Someone posted a story which is blatantly untrue. The essence of it was that we were mean to somebody's mother. It's simply untrue.
— Gene Simmons (@genesimmons) May 29, 2014
.@PaulStanleyLive Thank u for that. She did tell me you let her go first. I will tape my glow in the dark KISS posters back together now.
— Eric Stonestreet (@ericstonestreet) May 29, 2014