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Phil Anselmo Responds To Racism Accusations After Screaming "White Power"

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Update: Phil Anselmo has now released a video apologizing for what occurred at Dimebash. Watch it here.

The close of the Dimebash event this week was marred by controversy when Phil Anselmo closed out his set by throwing a Nazi salute and screaming "white power!' at the crowd. Anselmo has since responded to video of the incident (available below) by commenting:

"OK folks, I'll own this one, but dammit, I was joking, and the 'inside joke of the night' was because we were drinking fucking white wine, hahaha...

"Of all fucking things. Some of y'all need to thicken up your skin. There's plenty of fuckers to pick on with a more realistic agenda. I fucking love everyone, I fucking loathe everyone, and that's that. No apologies from me. PHA '16."

Not everyone is accepting his statement however, as Machine Head's Robb Flynn has released a video questioning the comment about white wine. Check it out here:

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1. Machine Head sucks.. writes:

Robb Flynn is a douchebag trying to get publicity. Go write some more irrelevant music for the 20 people that buy your cds..

# Jan 29, 2016 @ 3:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Wanderer in the Outer Darkness writes:

Nothing new - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Q67QHvrozw

# Jan 29, 2016 @ 3:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Blindgreed1 writes:

Rob just said what a lot of people have been thinking for a very long time.

# Jan 29, 2016 @ 4:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Lord of lava writes:

My,my He (Flynn) has said a very ballsy and somewhat true statement I wasn't there so I don't know what happened but he was and if he is been truthful than Phil is a f***ing douch grow up man it's not ok to say those sh**s and even as a joke the audience doesn't know the back story

# Jan 29, 2016 @ 5:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Francisco Silva writes:

Phill Anselmo you should just go up stage and sing the f***ing songs that i love and shut the f*** up about everything else... I´m So f***ing disapointed!!! Racism is not something to joke about, i mean, if you call that a joke!!!
Robb Flynn !!! Love you man!!! And I must say.... I Love " The Burning Red"... Is one of my favorite albuns ever!!!
SO f*** ALL YOU IGNORANT, INTOLERANT MOTHER f***ERS....
Robb Flynn!!!! You are the best man!!!

# Jan 29, 2016 @ 5:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Kane writes:

You can see it in his eyes Phil aint f***ing joking at all.

# Jan 29, 2016 @ 5:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Drum_Junkie writes:

It's funny how things change in 20 years.

you tube watch?v=mfZ8KPJaUgI

It's also funny that it took that video for Rob to stand against Phil and what he professes to have known for years and years.

I don't condone what Phil has done or make an excuse for it, but neither do I feel that this needs to be blown up larger than what it is.

# Jan 29, 2016 @ 6:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Random Guy With a Gun writes:

So this Phil "person" will be voting Trump, thats his next move unless someone stop him of course.

# Jan 29, 2016 @ 6:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Random Bullet in a Guy writes:

to be honest... the metal community has been sh**, long before Philly boy decided to live out his neo nazi, punk, fantasy.

as far as I have seen over the years, it's been a very aggressive, unwelcoming, community, of neckbeards who learned how to hold their liquor in.

# Jan 29, 2016 @ 7:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. dt writes:

Tupac wrote songs praising the black panthers. Who talk about killing white babies. Every one glorifies him. Double standard?

# Jan 29, 2016 @ 9:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. bodean writes:

Who cares cry a$$ bi*ch I like Machine head but Phil is a joker always has been has nothing to do with the music Pantera played and what Dime wrote in fact I do remember Pantera taking machine head on your in the 90's what a joke topical stuff to argue over right

# Jan 29, 2016 @ 9:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Wine Power writes:

Phil was sh**faced, barely stands on his feet... I wonder if he even remember anything.

# Jan 29, 2016 @ 10:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Dasher10 writes:

lol at people defending Phil Anselmo when he clearly said something stupid. The guy's a f***ing rockstar. He's rich as all sh**. He doesn't need you defending him when he's being a d***.

# Jan 29, 2016 @ 10:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Oldthrasherinflorida writes:

Oh no....phil anselmo got drunk and said something naughty on stage and now everyone's vagina is bleeding....this is supposed to be metal....nobody cries about the nazi-esque imagery featured on slayer and motorhead album covers and t shirts....for christ sake the last motorhead record had snaggletooth in the middle of the 1939 blitzkrieg infantry medal with nary an eyebrow raised....I agree with DT....the lyrics in rap music are way more violent and racially antagonistic than just about any metal band ever....

# Jan 29, 2016 @ 11:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brandedcfh420 writes:

If it were a black metalhead who said black power, whether joking or not, it would not have been that big of a deal. But, as always, because a white guy did this the whiny crybaby prissy b****es start crying about it. The so called "nazi salute" was stolen from the Romans from long ago. This is just another Phil being his usual self moment and the PC crowd has to jump his sh**. Waaaaaa fkn waaaaa, change your diapers and go cry about the anti-white groups screaming kill whites. But then, we know you don't want to speak out against non whites because then you would be called racist.......

# Jan 30, 2016 @ 7:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. xFiruath writes:

Did somebody seriously come onto an underground metal site to say we all glorify Tupac? Sir, you have seriously misjudged your audience, almost as badly as Phil Anselmo did :)

# Jan 30, 2016 @ 10:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. omatron writes:

Who cares! Pantera sucks either way.

# Jan 30, 2016 @ 7:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Oldthrasherinflorida writes:

Up yours omatron.....Pantera rules....Vulgar Display of Power is one of the best heavy metal albums ever made....go listen to some bieber or taylor swift

# Jan 30, 2016 @ 10:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. CROMCarl writes:

Wow this comment section derailed. Defending stupidity and trying to justify "white guilt." Good lord people, grow the hell up. As for Anselmo...this is precisely what I expected out of a douche. Always was...always will be.

# Jan 31, 2016 @ 1:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Enemyghost77 writes:

Hahaha....fuel the fire! Hell jump in it.

# Feb 1, 2016 @ 1:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. omatron writes:

My apologies oldthrssherinflorida. I did not mean to insult you ot any other reader.

# Feb 1, 2016 @ 10:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Rex_84 writes:

People need to clean the sand from their 'giners.

# Feb 1, 2016 @ 11:06 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. TxTrucker writes:

People are so Damn sensitive. Support for Phil

# Feb 1, 2016 @ 7:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. Txtrucker writes:

Rob Flynn is just wanting attention.

# Feb 1, 2016 @ 7:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Oldthrasherinflorida writes:

Hey omatron sorry about that....i had a few beers when I posted that and was just angry at seeing someone trash talking one of my favorite bands....by all means be angry at phil over this incident if it makes you feel good but "Pantera" didn't do anything wrong....dime has been dead for 12 years now and vinnie paul has certainly kept his distance from phil....this whole incident is just turning into a media dog and pony show with everybody who ever passed phil in a hallway at a show anywhere giving their two cents to add fuel to the fire....

# Feb 2, 2016 @ 12:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. omatron writes:

It's cool man. I used to be a fan. Even saw Em once in 93 with sacred reich. It's just over the years I kinda found I like them less and less.

# Feb 2, 2016 @ 11:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Mesoheavy writes:

f*** Flynn! he wouldn't even have this platform to whine on if it werent for Phil and Pantera

# Feb 3, 2016 @ 3:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. Mesoheavy writes:

who took your broke a$$ out in the nineties and kept you relevant? so quick to bite the hand that feeds

# Feb 3, 2016 @ 3:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Rex_84 writes:

I saw Pantera several times in the '90s and they were great, Omatron. I've seen Superjoint a couple of times and they kick a$$ too, but nowhere near the performance of Pantera. Their best was the first time I saw them on the Vulgar tour opening for Megadeth with White Zombie warming up. Man, Phil's voice was HUGE! They put on a great performance, and people were ape sheet about them, even though CHF hadn't been out for only a couple of years and Vulgar was maybe a year old.

I like reading artists' views on politics, but it has little bearing on if I like the artist's music or not. Glenn Danzig is my favorite example. He's my favorite artist as a fan, but my least favorite person from a journalist point of view.

# Feb 4, 2016 @ 5:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. omatron writes:

My main issue with pantera is the groove influence they had on metal music. I did not notice or care so much when I first started listening to them (90 -93). But over time I got further away from them. I don't care about their politics.

# Feb 5, 2016 @ 11:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. h0nestly writes:

"Only in the metal community is something like this brushed off" - Rob Flynn commenting on how f***ed up it is.

Or it could be the massive of majority of everyone for years doesn't give a f*** about metal/its community... for better or worse. Average dude is like "Phil who? that dude from 20 years ago?"

# Feb 6, 2016 @ 3:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. my wife is Japanese writes:

Everyone can say something other people would get offended by. You can't please everybody.

# Feb 17, 2016 @ 2:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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