Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes has apologized for offensive comments he made about the student-led gun protests, calling the Parkland shooting survivors “pathetic” and “vile abusers of the dead.”
Last weekend, hundreds of thousands of people in the US and beyond took part in the ‘March For Lives’ – calling for stricter gun control in America in the wake of the Parkland massacre, where 17 teens were gunned down and killed at a school.
Hughes then took to Instagram to share a drawing which compared gun regulation to a man cutting off his penis to prevent rape.
Like Laura Ingraham, Hughes now realizes he went too far in his vicious attacks on the Parkland survivors, and is now trying desperately to walk it back.
In a video posted to his Instagram profile, Hughes said that his original statement was not intended to be an attack on the “youth of America.”
“What I intended to be a statement about the hijacking by any side of the aisle of the beautiful agenda of a movement of our nation’s youth came off seeming like a mean-spirited and personal attack and slight of the youth themselves,” Hughes said in his apology.
“I truly am sorry I didn’t mean to hurt anyone or cause any harm,” he said.
Watch the apology video below via Instagram.