Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes apologizes for slamming gun protests

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You knew this was this coming. Eagles of Death Metal front man Jesse Hughes has apologized for his comments on social media aimed at victims of the Parkland massacre and student gun violence protesters.

Hughes, a supporter of gun rights, had called organizers of the March For Our Lives "pathetic" for what he saw as "exploiting" their friends' deaths.

After a massive backlash, the singer-guitarist took to his personal Instagram with a softened apology saying, "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 and I messed up."

Hughes and his bandmates survived a mass shooting terror attack in Paris when Islamic State militants opened fire at the band's concert in November of 2015.

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