Members of California rock band Eagles of Death Metal were reportedly thrown out of the reopening of Paris, France, venue Bataclan Saturday during a Sting concert.
Bataclan co-director Jules Frutos told AFP he denied the band’s frontman Jesse Hughes and another member from entering the venue, which housed its first event since 90 people were killed in a terrorist attack during an Eagles of Death Metal show one year ago Saturday.
Frutos cited Hughes’ recent controversial remarks about Bataclan’s Muslim staff as the reason.
“They came, I threw them out — there are things you can’t forgive,” Frutos said.
“He makes these incredibly false declarations every two months. It is madness, accusing our security of being complicit with the terrorists… Enough. Zero. This has to stop.”
“I saw Muslims celebrating in the street during the attack,” Hughes said in a May 2016 interview. “I saw it with my own eyes. In real time! How did they know what was going on? There must have been coordination.”
The right-wing conservative musician has never provided any evidence to support his claims.
For what it’s worth, Hughes denied that he barred from entry to Bataclan Saturday night. “I never actually tried to get into the show,” Hughes told reporters Sunday.
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