Singer and guitarist with the Eagles Of Death Metal Jesse Hughes has repented for the remarks he made about participants in anti-gun protests.
That’s after last month’s student-led anti-gun demonstrations, which took place after 17 people were killed in the mass shooting at the Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. Hughes uploaded a series of Instagram posts criticising those who called for tighter gun control laws in the US and called them ‘pathetic and disgusting.’
Now Hughes has posted a video saying he didn’t intend his comments to be ‘a mean-spirited, personal attack’ and has apologised.
The singer said,
‘Recently I made some posts on Instagram that did not communicate how I feel about a variety of topics. What I had intended to be a statement about the hijacking by any side of the aisle of the beautiful agenda of a movement our nation’s youth came off seeming like a mean-spirited, personal attack and slight of the youth themselves and even a personal attack of its leadership.
I want to be clear – I never intended for that to happen. I was not attempting to impugn the youth of America and this beautiful thing they’ve accomplished. I truly am sorry. I did not mean to hurt anyone or cause any harm.
As someone who’s watched their friends shot in front of their eyes and seen people killed that they love, I should have handled this a lot more maturely and responsibly, and I did not do that and I messed up.
“I hope that you’re able to forgive me, but please know that I did not mean to do what it seems like it was I was doing.’
Hughes, who was onstage with EODM at the Bataclan in Paris in November 2015 when terrorists killed 90 people, had previously said that he supported universal gun access.
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