Eagles Of Death Metal fans have flocked to the band's social media pages to express their distaste over the comments made by frontman Jesse Hughes about the March For Our Lives rally.
Hughes took to Instagram yesterday, sharing a number of posts that condemned the rallies, which were organised in reactions to the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting that resulted in 17 fatalities.
All five of yesterday's posts, including one that attacked Stoneman Douglas High School student and survivor Emma Gonzalez, have been removed from Instagram.
The removal has not stopped fans and followers from leaving disparaging comments on the band's Facebook and other social media platforms.
"I can't support a musician who spouts off against innocent kids," one fan on Facebook said.
"#EaglesofDeathMetal owes these children and their families a massive apology."
Many posters are using the platform to denounce their following of the band.
"I've been a fan for over 15 years but I'm out. Can't support a person who attacks children defending their right to live without fear." another Facebook fan said.
Eagles Of Death Metal were the target of the Paris Bataclan Theatre terror attacks in November 2015 which killed 89 people.
See more fan reactions below.
I don’t really do the separating the art from the artist thing since politics is so deeply entrenched in music and with that considered, I’m going to sell my Eagles of Death Metal records and give the money to an anti-gun charity.— Sarah-Louise (@sarahvulgaris) March 26, 2018
Just saw Eagles of Death Metal trending, clicked on it because they're a band I like a lot, read about why they're trending, and now they're no longer a band I like a lot. pic.twitter.com/NRgX43TA2J— Paul Tobin (@PaulTobin) March 26, 2018
This is from a fan, @jesseEODM: You're a fucking disgrace and should be ashamed of yourself— Erik Andersen (@ErikAnde) March 26, 2018
Between Jesse Hughes’ islamaphobia and gun worship and Josh Homme’s kicking a photog in the face recently, this 15+ year QOTSA/EODM fan is DONE. Fuck y’all, you are cancelled. I’ve actually been done for a while, but I just wanted to say it out loud.— Teri Drake-Floyd (@Kaiwhakamarie) March 26, 2018
I respect that Jesse Hughes lived through some serious/terrifying trauma, but his aggressively headass comments on the March for Our Lives are going to lose him some fans. At least in my case, it's already happened.— Trevor Rosen (@trevrosen) March 26, 2018