Eagles of Death Metal star Jesse Hughes furious at 'disgusting' March For Our Lives protesters

Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes launches angry, vulgar attack on children over their not wanting to be shot by gunmen.
Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes Photo credit: Getty

Musician Jesse Hughes has launched an angry, vulgar attack on the young people involved in the March For Our Lives protest in the US.

The Eagles of Death Metal star is himself a mass shooting survivor - he was performing at the Bataclan in Paris when it was attacked in 2015 by gunmen who killed 89 people.

Hughes shared a cartoon that suggests using gun control to stop gun violence is like a man "chopping off his own dick to stop rape" and called the protesters "evil communists".

In one of his many Instagram posts, he also shared a fake image of Parkland massacre survivor Emma Gonzalez ripping up a copy of the US Constitution and accused her of treason.

"All of you protesting and taking days off from school insult the memory of those who were killed," Hughes wrote in one of his posts.

"The Whitney Houston song about letting the children lead the way wasn't actually [an] operating paradigm for life. And when the truth don't line up with your bullshit narrative, just hold your breath and stamp your feet and [refuse] to accept 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."

Hughes shared another cartoon image of "pills that are hard to swallow", which included "our guns aren't going anywhere", "there are only two genders" and "Donald Trump will be your president for seven more years".

He ended another Instagram post saying: "Long Live Rock'n'Roll and may everyone [sic] 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 from his Instagram account, which have been reported on by several outlets including Consequence of Sound, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and The Guardian.

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