As reported last week, Eagles Of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes released a statement on his social channel slamming teen shooting survivors. This lead to a major debate and he ended up receiving a flak from musicians and music fans in general.
Today, he released a video on his Instagram saying:
“Recently I made some posts on my Instagram that did not communicate how I feel about a variety of topics. What I’d intended to be a statement about the hijacking of any side of the aisle of the beautiful agenda of the movement of our nation’s youth, came off seeming like a mean-spirited personal attack or sleight of the youth themselves, or even a personal attack on its leadership.
“I wanna be clear – I never intended for that to happen; I was not attempting to impune 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. I messed up.
“And 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.”