The metal world was rocked this week when video surfaced of Phil Anselmo raising a Nazi salute, and shouting “White Power” to the audience at this year’s Dimebash in California(see it here). Since the video surfaced, members of the metal community, as well as fans have responded strongly to his actions, and now Phil has taken the time out to personally apologize for what he did.
Here’s what he says in the clip below: “Philip H Anselmo here, and I’m here to basically respond to all the heat I’ve been getting, that I deserve completely. I was at the Dimebash and it was extremely late at night. There was heavy duty talk between myself and those who love Dime. Heavy emotions were flowing. Jokes were made backstage that transpired upon the stage and it was ugly, it was uncalled for and anyone who knows me and my true nature knows that I don’t believe any of that. I don’t want to be part of any group. I’m an individual and I am 1000% apologetic to anyone to took offense to what I said, because you should’ve taken offense to what I said, and I am so sorry. And I hope you just give me another chance. Just give me another chance. I love all of you. And anyone who’s met me knows, I love of all of you. Bless you.”