Eagles Of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes previously made headlines after he shockingly said the youth led March For Our Lives gun control movement was “pathetic and disgusting” in a series of deleted social media posts. Now, he has shared a new Instagram video to apologize for his comments. You can watch that below:
Hughes said the following [transcribed by Loudwire]:
“Recently I made some posts on Instagram that did not communicate how I feel about a variety of topics. What I’d intended to be a statement about the highjacking by any side of the aisle of the beautiful agenda of the movement of our nation’s youth came off seeming like a mean-spirited attack and slight of the youth themselves and even a personal attack of its leadership. I wanted to be clear, I never wanted that to happen. I never intended to impugn the youth of America and this beautiful thing they accomplished.”
“I am truly sorry. I did not mean to hurt anyone or cause any harm. As someone who has watched their friends shot in front of their eyes and seen people killed that they loved, I should’ve handled this a lot more maturely and responsibly and I did not do that and I messed up. And I hope that you are able to forgive me, but please know that I did not mean to do what it seems like it was I was doing.”
Hughes became a mass shooting survivor himself, after terrorists killed 89 people during Eagles Of Death Metal’s November 2015 concert in Paris.