He may have survived a pretty horrific terror attack at the Bataclan in Paris in 2015, but Jesse Hughes has courted controversy with his comments on gun control and conspiracy theories ever since.
The Eagles of Death Metal frontman had previously been criticised for suggesting that the security staff of the Bataclan had been in on the November 2015 massacre and had surprised many people with his pro-gun stance, despite going through such a horrible experience.
Now, his opinions on the same issue are generating headlines again, after he took to Instagram to have his say.
In a series of long and rambling posts - some of which have since been deleted - Hughes called the various 'March for Our Lives' gun control protests held over the weekend 'pathetic' and 'disgusting'.
"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," he wrote.
He also labelled the students from Parkland, Florida, who recently had 17 of their schoolmates killed in a mass shooting, as 'disgusting vile abusers of the dead' and singled out Parkland student Emma Gonzales, accusing her of 'treason' in a post since deleted.
See his remaining posts below:
Obviously....The best thing to do to combat chronic abusers and disregarders of the law(like the law against Murder) is to........pass another Law!.....Genius!!!...... but before we pass this law we’re going to denigrate the memory and curse ourselves by exploiting the death of 16 of our fellow students for a few Facebook likes and some media attention....and look how well civil rights abuses as it concerns firearms helped to protect me and my friends in Paris!!!!! This almost sounds like the plan of like a kid maybe like a high school student....!. Oh wait that’s right.... The Whitney Houston song about letting the children lead the way wasn’t actually had operating paradigm for life.....And when the truth don’t line up with your bullshit narrative just hold your breath and stamp your feet and refused to except it.... then take 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......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.....Long Live Rock’n’Roll..... and 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....
I’ve made a rule and my musical life that everyone should check their politics at the door...... i’ve always believed in the motto I may not agree with what you’re saying but I’ll die for your right to say it. Saddens me to see so many not have this motto for the same..... but this is my Instagram for Rock’n’Roll and I think I’m going to keep it that way..... i’m going to start a second Instagram for where I shall put my political beliefs.... I love every lover of Rock’n’Roll and And every lover of Rock’n’Roll is welcome here check your politics at the door and I’ll start with myself.....!!!!!