Eagles Of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes has apologised for his controversial opinions on the anti-gun protests that have taken place in recent days.
Last week Far Out reported how Hughes, a survivor of the horrific Bataclan shooting in Paris, branded all anti-gun protests “pathetic and disgusting” before comparing those who returned guns to control points the same as men dismembering themselves to end rape.
In reaction to the backlash, Hughes then hastily deleted all his right-wing social media posts.
Now, in a video posted on his Instagram account, Hughes has issued an apology.
Attempting to clear up his comments, he stated stating that he didn’t best communicate about how he felt about the “movement of our nation’s youth.” He said, “I was not intending to impugn the youth of America and this beautiful thing they’ve accomplished.”
“Recently I made some posts on my Instagram that did not communicate how I feel about a variety of topics,” Hughes said. “What I intended to be a statement about the hijacking by any side of the aisle of the beautiful agenda of a movement of our nation’s youth came off seeming like a mean-spirited and personal attack and slight of the youth themselves.”
Hughes added, “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 that they accomplished. I truly am sorry, I did not mean to hurt anyone or cause any harm.”
Here’s the full video:
The comments the previously caused the backlash, are:
“The Whitney Houston song about letting the children lead the way wasn’t actually had operating paradigm for life,” wrote Hughes, “and when the truth don’t line up with your bullshit narrative just hold your breath and stamp your feet and refused to except it…then take multiple days off of school playing hooky at the expense of 16 of your classmates blood. It might be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic and disgusting……”
He continued: “As the survivor of a mass shooting I can tell you from first-hand experience that all of you protesting and taking days off from school insult the memory of those who were killed and abuse and insult me and every other lover of liberty by your every action.
“Long Live Rock’n’Roll….. and may everyone of these disgusting vile abusers of the dead live as long as possible so they can have the maximum amount of time to endure their shame… and be cursed….”
Hughes has since deleted all of the posts on Instagram.