Eagles Of Death Metal Singer Jesse Hughes Slams ‘Pathetic’ Teen Shooting Survivors

Huffington Post – by Ed Mazza

The frontman of Eagles of Death Metal, the U.S. rock band that was performing in a Paris theater in 2015 when it was hit by a terrorist attack, has publicly slammed the teens behind last weekend’s March For Our Lives protest.

Jesse Hughes called the survivors of last month’s mass shooting at a Parkland, Florida, high school “vile abusers of the dead,” and claimed they were “exploiting” the deaths of their fellow students with their demonstrations and media appearances.

“When the truth don’t line up with your bullshit narrative just hold your breath and stamp your feet and refused to except it,” Hughes wrote in a series of typo-riddled posts on Instagram. Although the posts were eventually deleted, they were preserved in a number of places.

“It might be funny if it wasn’t so pathetic and disgusting,” he wrote.

Eagles of Death Metal were performing at the Bataclan theater in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015, when Islamic State militants launched a series of attacks. By the end of the night, the militants had killed 130 people, including 89 at the Bataclan, and wounded hundreds more throughout the city.

Referring to the attack, Hughes wrote:

“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 [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 also posted an image of shooting survivor Emma González that was doctored to look like she was tearing up the Constitution. He called her “the awful face of treason” and a “survivor of nothing.” In the original animation, González ripped up a gun-target poster typically seen at shooting ranges.

After Hughes’ posts were deleted, no new statements appeared. However, the band’s official Facebook page quickly filled with posts from one-time fans who say they’re done with the group.

Hughes is no stranger to controversy. Just months after the Paris attacks, he denounced France’s tough gun control laws.

“Did your French gun control stop a single fucking person from dying at the Bataclan? And if anyone can answer yes, I’d like to hear it because I don’t think so,” he said at the time.

In 2016, Hughes suggested that some of the security guards at the theater were complicit in the attacks because they hadn’t come to work that day.

4 thoughts on “Eagles Of Death Metal Singer Jesse Hughes Slams ‘Pathetic’ Teen Shooting Survivors

  1. the way he reacted is the way everyone should, who is not brainwashed by the media. we need more reactions like that and i’m sad to say that it must have been his bandmates or manager who deleted the posts. they should stand proud with the statement.

    this will come to pass that those who survive these kind of things are going to go to war against these mind controlled, media controlled dooshes……

  2. This pos it’s-not-real joo-loving pawn only has notoriety for taking part in the Paris attack hoax. His crappy band would barely ever even be heard of if not for their part in it. Try to find more than 1 video of them when the eeeevil terrorists started shooting up their “sold-out” show with appx 1800 people present. Matter of fact, search Paris cafe shooting CCTV and you’ll find in the first few seconds a “survivor” throws a firecracker through a nonexistent window while the patrons eat in the dark on a chilly Nov eve. Slowly thereafter, the video turns into color CCTV from IR B/W since the puffs being blown in front of the IR cameras make it appear as if chaos is occurring. He is
    a controlled opposition voice.

    1. Before this I never heard of Eagles of Death Metal (and I really don’t like death metal, but anyway), but if the band is crappy as you say then what the heck were they doing performing in Paris? Were they just an opening act or what? (And since my opinion of today’s rock is pretty crappy as well, I’m not doubting your opinion…just wondering though what these dudes were doing in Paris on tour).

      1. Haha They’re not even death metal. That’s another one of their cheesy attempts at attention! 🙂 They’ve had some tours and their drummer is fairly famous(josh homme, queens of the stone age), but the band has always been less than stellar. This jackass is the one who addressed an its-not-real crowd and bragged about telling Roger Waters to f himself after he asked them to consider BDS. Said he loooooooved its-not-real.His nickname is the devil btw.

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