What’s going on?
Performer Jesse Hughes dumped more gasoline on the gun control debate fire with a furious Instagram post that slammed the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for their part in organizing Saturday’s March for Our Lives.
Who is Jesse Hughes?
Hughes is best known for co-founding the rock band Eagles of Death Metal. The singer is also a survivor of a mass murder: The band was onstage when the Bataclan theater in Paris was attacked by terrorists.
What did he say?
“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," Hughes wrote.
He described gun control advocacy in the wake of the Parkland murders as “exploiting the death of 16 of our fellow students for a few Facebook likes and some media attention.”