There are many celebrity feuds we know about – Ke$ha vs Britney, Conan vs Leno, Lindsay Lohan vs Everybody – but there also seem to be many we don’t.
Namely, Richard Simmons vs Susan Powter; I had no idea the personal fitness and empowerment world had such a sorted underbelly. For this particular spat we have former Guns ‘N’ Roses guitarist Slash to thank. No, seriously.
Slash has a new album on which several musicians are featured – including Richard Simmons. Yes, super hyper fitness guy Richard Simmons. He doesn’t exactly sing though – it’s more of a screech.
Simmons does guest vocals on a hard-rockin’ track entitled “Bunz Of Steele” that also features a killer harmonica solo by Paul Shaffer. Really, this harmonica solo will redefine the word “orgasm” in your vocabulary.
Simmons is no slouch either, screeching at the top of his lungs like a castrated banshee (”SUSAN POWTER, YOU GO TO HELL, YOU EVIL HAR-PEEEEE!!”). Judas Priest, you just found your new front man.
Susan Powter, obviously, is not taking this lying down and has posted a video on her website as well as released a statement.
Check it out! Meeow!!
Banshee: a female spirit in Irish mythology, usually seen as an omen of death and a messenger from the Otherworld. [source]
Harpy: in Greek mythology, was one of the winged spirits best known for constantly stealing all food from Phineas. The literal meaning of the word seems to be “that which snatches.” [source]