Bataclan attack The Eagles of Death Metal singer, the survivor of the Bataclan bombing, criticized the students who survived the Parkland shooting.
The singer of the group Eagles of Death Metal, who played at the Bataclan in Paris during the attacks of November 13, 2015, was sharply criticized Monday after treason accused high school students at the origin of Saturday rallies against firearms.
More than 1.5 million people participated Saturday in the United States at the “March for our lives” after the shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida that killed 17 February 14. These gatherings are the largest in the country in at least two decades.
But for Jesse Hughes, the singer of the American group, the survivors of this massacre use the death of their comrades and teachers to avoid going to class.
In a series of posts posted over the weekend on Instagram, and removed since, he also attacked one of the leading figures of the movement, the young Emma Gonzalez, called “liar”.
He had already been noticed for his provocative comments after the attacks in Paris in November 2015, which left 130 dead and hundreds wounded.
“As a survivor of a mass shootout, I can tell you from my direct experience that all of you who are demonstrating and missing classes are insulting the memory of those who have been killed and insulting you. me and all the liberty worshipers by your actions, “wrote the 45-year-old singer.
He also posted a fake photo of Emma Gonzalez, a Parkland survivor, tearing up a copy of the US Constitution. According to him, she represents “the horrible face of betrayal” and a “survivor of nothing”.
Jesse Hughes, a prominent supporter of Republican President Donald Trump, also shared a cliché that he accompanied by a caption considering the manifestations of “actions of these misguided youngsters and devilish communists”.
Its representatives, contacted by AFP, were not immediately reachable. The group had enjoyed great sympathy after the attacks – 90 people died at the Bataclan – but the singer’s comments had resulted in the cancellation of his participation in two festivals in the summer of 2016.
Jesse Hughes was also removed from the Parisian auditorium when it reopened in 2016 for suggesting that security guards in the hall were complicit with jihadists, and that Muslims were celebrating outside the building during the attack.
His last diatribe against high school students provoked an outcry on Twitter, some netizens calling including a boycott of his music.