Former PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo has come under fire after a new video surfaced of him throwing a n*zi salute to the crowd before screaming “white power!”.
This happened last Friday on January 22 at the fifth annual Dimebash event at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood. The event featured iconic musicians like former PANTERA bassist Rex Brown, FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl, METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo and many others.
A YouTube user by the name of Chris R posted a clip of Anselmo‘s end-of-concert gesture (see below) and added the following note below the video: “I originally cut this from my first post of ‘Walk’ but I feel people deserve to see this! A very sad moment and to me ruined the night! This is not what PANTERA is about!!! Absolutely uncalled for and I can see why Vinny Paul wants nothing to do with this man. Phil Anselmo you are a Racist prick!!”
Philip Anselmo actually responded in the comments section of the clip via Housecore Records’ YouTube account:
“Ok folks, I’ll own this one, but dammit, I was joking, and the “inside joke of the night” was because we were drinking f*cking white wine, hahaha…
Of all f*cking things.
Some of y’all need to thicken up your skin.
There’s plenty of f*ckers to pick on with a more realistic agenda.
I f*cking love everyone, I f*cking loathe everyone, and that’s that.
No apologies from me.