Eagles Of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes

Eagles Of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes Apologizes For Slamming Student Gun Control Protesters


Eagles Of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes set off a firestorm of controversy earlier this week after he made a series of since deleted Instagram posts heavily criticizing the gun control movement currently sweeping the youth of America.

That movement is more commonly known as the ‘Never Again’ movement and they recently organized the ‘March For Our Lives’ school walkout to protest the lack of tighter gun control laws in the United States. The movement came to be following the wake of the Parkland, FL high school shooting this past February.

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A number of survivors from that shooting have been serving as public face for the movement, including Emma Gonazalez, whom Hughes shared a photoshopped image of ripping up the United States constitution, while personally calling her the “face of treason” and more.

He also further went on to label the protestors as “vile abusers of the dead.” In a video statement issued earlier today (March 31st,) Hughes has since apologized, offering:

“Recently I made some posts on my Instagram that did not communicate how I feel about a variety of topics.

What I had intended to be a statement about the hijacking by any side of the aisle of the beautiful agenda of a movement our nation’s youth came off like a mean-spirited, personal attack and slight of the youth themselves and even a personal attack of its leadership.

I wanna be clear, I never intended for that to happen. I was not attempting to impugn the youth of America and this beautiful thing they’ve accomplished. I truly am sorry. I did not mean to hurt anyone or cause any harm. As someone who’s watched their friends shot in front of their eyes and seen people killed that they love, I should have handled this a lot more maturely and responsibly, and I did not do that and I messed up.

And I hope that you’re able to forgive, me but please know that I did not mean to do what it seems like it was I was doing.”

Hughes himself survived a mass shooting at a concert the Eagles Of Death Metal played in Paris, France back in November of 2015. That attack claimed the lives of 89 people after armed gunmen entered the venue and began firing on the crowd.

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