Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes, a survivor of a mass-shooting incident, called the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School “disgusting vile abusers of the dead” for participating in the March for Our Lives protest.
Hughes penned his tirade in the caption of an Instagram post that mocked gun control and the efforts for stricter gun 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.”
“Look how well civil rights abuses as it concerns firearms helped to protect me and my friends in Paris,” Hughes added. Eagles of Death Metal were onstage at Paris’ Bataclan on the night of November 13th, 2015, when armed terrorists stormed the venue and killed 89 people, including the band’s merchandise manager, reports the Washington Times.
“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,” the singer wrote. “[A]nd 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.”
In a deleted post, he shared a Photoshopped image of student protester Emma González supposedly ripping the Constitution in half, The Guardian reported. The original photo, from a Teen Vogue photoshoot, pictures Ms. González tearing a gun range target in two. Mr. Hughes described the teen as: “the Awful Face Of Treason…..survivor of Nothing….Lover of Treason…..enjoy your little moment…..it’s about to End…… #stupidity #hatersofliberty #loversofsatan #borntolose #2ndamendment”.
Mr Americana, Overpasses News Desk
March 27th, 2018