Years after surviving a mass shooting himself, “Eagles of Death Metal” frontman James Hughes expressed disgust at the protesting survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas shooting, and he’s catching some serious heat for speaking his mind.
On Saturday, several hundred thousand people joined the March For Our Lives, which was organized by the students of the Parkland, Florida high school where 17 people were killed last month. The main rallying cry of the march was a call for increased gun-control legislation. Dozens of celebrities openly supported the cause, but it didn’t sit well with Hughes, who was onstage during the massacre at the Bataclan concert hall in Paris in 2015 that left 90 people dead.
Hughes blasted the protest in a series of Instagram posts that are no longer public in which he said the protesting students were insulting the memory of those who were killed.
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) March 26, 2018
“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,” Hughes said.
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