Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes has apologized for comments he made about student-led gun protests.
The apology comes five days after he labeled the surviving students of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting 'disgusting vile abusers of the dead.'
Hughes took to Instagram on Saturday and posted a one-minute video in which he admitted he should have 'handled this a lot more maturely'.
Eagles of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes has apologized for comments he made about student-led gun protests. Hughes took to Instagram on Saturday (left and right) and posted a one-minute video in which he admitted he should have 'handled this a lot more maturely'
Hughes shared a Photoshopped image of student activist Emma Gonzalez (above) appearing to rip up a copy of the US Constitution, saying she was 'the awful face of treason'
'Recently I made some posts on my Instagram that did not communicate how I feel about a variety of topics,' Hughes said in the video.
'What I'd intended to be a statement about the hijacking by any side of the aisle of the beautiful agenda of a movement of our nation's youth came off seeming like a mean-spirited, personal attack and slight of the youth themselves and even a personal attack of its leadership.'
Hughes, 45, is a survivor of a mass shooting after ISIS militants stormed the Bataclan in Paris while he was performing with his band in November 2015, shooting and killing 89 people and injuring dozens more.
The singer posted five times about the gun control protests, including once when he wrote student survivors were capitalizing on the deaths of their classmates by staging protest walkouts.
He shared an illustration of a woman telling a man: 'I turned in my gun to do my part in ending violence', before he replies: 'I chopped off my own d**k to stop rape'.
In a caption accompanying the post, Hughes accused the teen Parkland shooting survivors of exploiting the death of their classmates and teachers for a 'few Facebook likes and some media attention'.
Eagles of Death Metal were performing on stage in Paris when a group of men armed with assault