Bataclan survivor Jesse Hughes criticises students calling for US gun control

Bataclan survivor Jesse Hughes criticises students calling for US gun control

Jesse Hughes has now deleted some of his posts

Monday, March 26, 2018

A musician who survived the Bataclan attack has criticised students calling for tighter restrictions on gun control in the US.

His comments came after many took part in March For Our Lives protests at the weekend, following several shootings in the country including in schools.

Jesse Hughes, the frontman of Eagles of Death Metal, has posted several images online including one which suggested handing back guns to help in the fight against gun violence is like cutting off your penis to help stop rape.

He posted: "The Whitney Houston song about letting the children lead the way wasn't actually had operating paradigm for life," according to The Independent.

He accused students of taking "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 claimed that he knows the protests are insulting the memories of those who have died in shootings because he is a "survivor of a mass shooting".

He added: "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...."

Hughes also posted an image which had been edited to make it appear as if protestor Emma Gonzalez was ripping up the US Constitution and accused her of treason.

The student was originally ripping up a shooting-range target. She survived the attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School earlier this year.

Some of Hughes' critical online posts have now been deleted.