Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes has received both condemnation and praise from liberals and conservatives on social media following his comments where he trashed the gun control rally that was held over the weekend by survivors of a recent high school shooting in Florida. He called the March For Our Lives ‘disgusting’ and ‘pathetic.’
Hughes survived a shooting by ISIS terrorists in Paris at the Bataclan during a November 2015 Eagles of Death Metal concert. Paris has strict gun control laws, and Hughes was highly critical of the laws and security at the venue. Hughes is a supporter of the second amendment and gun rights.
Popular Pearl Jam Twitter fan account PearlJamOnline tweeted, “I’ve unfollowed @jesseEODM, shame on you Jesse.”
PearlJam4Life tweeted, “Hey @PearlJam I hope you reconsider supporting and selling @EODMofficial @jesseEODM single in your shop after reading this vile rubbish he said ?”
Hughes received praise though from conservatives and second amendment supporters on Twitter.
Popular African American Twitter conservative Adorable Deplorable tweeted, “Bataclan attack survivor Jesse Hughes calls out the naiveté of the #MarchForOurLives participants.”
Journalist Jesse Kelly tweeted, “This traumatized survivor of gun violence will no doubt be seen on every news program for the next two weeks. Right?”
You can see more Twitter responses below.
Hughes wrote over the weekend on Instagram:
“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!…..Genius!!!…… 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….and look how well civil rights abuses as it concerns firearms helped to protect me and my friends in Paris!!!!!
This almost sounds like the plan of like a kid maybe like a high school student….!. Oh wait that’s right…. The Whitney Houston song about letting the children lead the way wasn’t actually had 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 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……
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….”
Hey @PearlJam I hope you reconsider supporting and selling @EODMofficial @jesseEODM single in your shop after reading this vile rubbish he said ?
Jesse Hughes goes off on "pathetic and disgusting" student-led protests against gun violence https://t.co/aNsD6RRYPU via @alexyoung
— pearljam4life (@pearljamisboss) March 26, 2018
This traumatized survivor of gun violence will no doubt be seen on every news program for the next two weeks. Right? https://t.co/cFb1Y3V25H
— Jesse Kelly® (@JesseKellyDC) March 26, 2018
I’ve unfollowed @jesseEODM, shame on you Jesse.https://t.co/H2Bl5z9rbP
— PearlJamOnLine.it (@PearlJamOnLine) March 26, 2018
Bataclan attack survivor Jesse Hughes calls out the naiveté of the #MarchForOurLives participants. pic.twitter.com/UEL6iaIjZv
— Adorable Deplorable ?? (@OliMauritania) March 26, 2018
You wanna know what makes @jesseEODM even more awesome? This. pic.twitter.com/P8J1jjsjOR
— april. (@hyacinthgrrl) March 25, 2018
All that because a member of Eagles of Death Metal… who was performing at the Bataclan made a post saying that taking away guns won’t change anything. & that these kids are using their classmates deaths to push agendas. I mean, he’s not wrong!
— Yvonne (@ismynameyvonne) March 25, 2018
Would suck to be in a band with a dumb as shit lead singer who kills the band with his mouth, but hey, it's only Eagles of Death Metal, so who cares.
— Dave Anthony, LLC. (@daveanthony) March 26, 2018
Hey, @jesseEODM I think going out of your way to attack a fellow victim of gun violence, let alone a child, is a pretty pussy ass move. Might wanna check yourself cause your ignorance is showing.
Amendments are meant to be amended. pic.twitter.com/qjlOrM4mnD
— Ethan Embry (@EmbryEthan) March 26, 2018