The lead singer of Eagles of Death Metal – a band which was performing during a 2015 shooting in a Paris nightclub – has called the marchers of ‘’March for Our Lives’’ as ‘’disgusting vile abusers of the dead’’.
Jesse Hughes, the lead singer of Eagles of Death Metal, took to his Instagram account on Monday to call out the participants of the “March for Our Lives’’ protest.
Penning his tirade in the caption of his Instagram post – which has now been deleted – Hughes not only mocked the marchers but also ridiculed their efforts for stricter gun control laws.
“Obviously … The best thing to do to combat chronic abusers and disregarders of the law (like the law against Murder) is to … pass another Law,” Hughes wrote.
“But before we pass this law we’re going to denigrate the memory and curse ourselves by exploiting the death of 16 of our fellow students for a few Facebook likes and some media attention.”
Finally, he told his followers to “look how well civil rights abuses as it concerns firearms helped to protect me and my friends in Paris.”
Eagles of Death Metal was the band which was onstage during a 2015 shooting in Bataclan, Paris. The shooting, which took place on November 13th’s night, resulted in the deaths of 89 people, including the merchandise manager of the brand.
It is not the first time that Hughes has criticized the efforts for stricter gun-control laws. Last year, he made a ridiculous claim that the Bataclan shooting was ‘’an inside job’’ and that it occurred due to the lapse in security of the venue.
Afterward, he criticized the French Government as well for its effort to impose greater gun-control laws in the country.
Due to the ire that his comments drew that time, Hughes apologized later on – claiming that his comments were ‘’baseless’’. However, that didn’t deter numerous French music festivals from dropping Eagles of Death Metal from their lineup.