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Phil Anselmo Issues Apology Video For Dimebash Incident

Phil Anselmo just released a video clip officially apologizing for his actions at Dimebash 2016, which set off a storm of controversy across the metalverse. You can watch the video clip below.

In the video Phil says, "Anyone who knows me, knows I don't believe in any of that, I'm not part of any group like that. I'm an individual. I am 1000% apologetic to anyone who took offense to what I said. You should have taken offense to what I said. I'm so sorry, and I hope you give me another chance."

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1. Marlin Rando writes:

So the drunken dumbsh** sobered up and realized he did a dumbsh** thing? Good.

# Jan 30, 2016 @ 2:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Houston from Houston writes:

I was soo over this days ago....who really gives a sh**, I'm mexican and if uncle phil went on ranting about wetbacks and beaners I wouldn't give two flying f***s nor get all p***y hurt about it...why...cuz they're f***in words! NOW HURRY UP AND BRING ME THE NEW SUPERJOINT ALBUM....been waiting since 2003

# Jan 30, 2016 @ 2:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Drum_Junkie writes:

Many of us within the Metal community take a no-compromise, stay true (trve?) to yourself, defiant attitude in life. For a lot of us, that defiance and non-conformist outlook is ingrained in Metal. It's in the lyrics, appearance/fashion, performances, and it can shown up in our behavior toward those who aren't apart of the lifestyle.
Some metalheads take this attitude to the extreme where they refuse to admit they were wrong or, if they hurt someone, refuse to apologize. Maybe they act that way out of an overinflated sense of pride that isn't willing to see another's point of view. Maybe they just don't want to be seen as weak and the thought of humbling themselves to submit to someone else makes them feel that way. Or maybe the act of an apology puts them outside their comfort zone and makes them feel vulnerable.

I'm glad that Phil realized that his words and actions did not honor the legacy of Dime. I think it took some guts for him to set his ego aside and admit that he was wrong. For him to not only apologize, but ask for forgiveness doesn't always come across as "Metal".

I wonder how many will forgive him. After all, he did something stupid while visibly drunk late at night. Sure it was racist, but most of us are guilty of making disparaging remarks while sober, much less when under the influence. Maybe yours wasn't racist. Maybe sexist or homophobic, a fat joke, etc. Does it matter? His just happened to be caught on video. He apologized sincerely, so let's see how many are forgiving.

# Jan 30, 2016 @ 4:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Will Baker writes:

Honestly, I don't agree with his white power bullsh**, ebcause I dislike race base dpride. But, Phil has always pointe dout that his..long standing white pride views, that it's primarily ebcause in western society every race is alolowed to have collecitive "pride" and "power"{as is is every gender- EXCEPT malekind/men and boys} and trashing white people and males is par for the course in our culture, it happens constantly, he's just fed up with this racist hypocrisy, I don't blame him. If a famous jusician or actor or anyone else really[politicain, public speaker or thinker,etc..} whos is black or aborginal or otherwise non-white{or white guilt infested SJW types} makes a racist joke...it's tolerated..even encouraged, so long as the target is white people{same with the untolerated misogynist jokes, versus the toelrated and aplauded and encouraged sexist misandri jokes and atacks on males}.

Does Phil need to offer an apology to his fans for this? Sure. Though, he does not need to have be made t feel so extremely guilty for joking and for also believing in white pride given the above stated facts. If he was a black or feminist female,etc, mucisian and made racist and/or sexist jokes about white people or males or saying 'black power/pride" or 'female power/pride"{etc}- no one would even give a sh**. Which is hypocrisy, which is kind of his point.

But his point is also hypocritical himself because promoting white pride/power while no worse{in itself that is; or better than in itself} than promoting any other kind of race pride or power is also a prart of the problem. NO ONE HAS THE RIGHT TO CLAIM CREDIT FOR OTHERS ACHIEVMENTS OR RIDE ON THE COAT-TAAILS OF OTHERS SUFFERINGS..just because they share the same skin color or genitals or national background, We only have the right to take credid for our own achievements or character strengths and only jhave a right to whine about our own sufferings{not try to claim synonymity with others who have actually suffered much worse; just because we have the same skin color or gender as them}.

I'm not defending him or his white pride nonsense{but I am pointing out how hypocritical it is that a white male can't have wghite or male pride but everyone else can have race or gender based pride, this is a racist and sexist double standard that must come to an end}, I'm just pointing out how hypocritical it is to monsterize him for it and bullyinh him into self-cencorship and apologizing in such a extreme way just to get forgiveness from people who this meme is talking about: Stephen Fry comment about "offense"
http://theshake.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/offended.jpg

Regarding all the politically correct, hypocritical metalheads joining the Phil Anselmo condemning band-wagon, you are dense and miss his point, and are truly hyporties, and jesus f***ing christ! when did metal become so f***ing politically correct, when did SKW's and radical feminists and pseudo-progressives hijack it?

# Jan 30, 2016 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Dasher10 writes:

Because Houston, it's a year when Donald Trump is running an explicitly pro-white campaign. When a powerful person is stating that he wants to violate people's rights and millions agree with him for those very reasons, expressing any level of sympathy for those views becomes a very real issues for a lot of people who are justifiably afraid.

# Jan 30, 2016 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. No one writes:

Phil's not racist, he's just dumb. My buddy plays in his band the illegals, Mike DeLeon and he says Phil is pretty cool, he's an a$$ hole but not a racist. It's not right regardless, but I believe his apology was sincere

# Jan 30, 2016 @ 7:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Anselmos more of a whiny emo sissy than Chelsea Grin and Caliban put together writes:

First of all,I truly despise these overly progressive new liberal hipster trends,I mean,I have no problem with black people and have plenty of friends who are black and Hispanic,but I just don't get the damn a$$ kissing,they're regular people like anyone else,yes they've gone through a lot in the past with ignorant stupid people from a different era,but it's 2016,people,there's been plenty of generations ever since,of course something like that can't be forgotten,but it also can't still be held against white people who had nothing to do with what happened in the past like many black people do which is completely ignorant and outdated,Im all for equality and hate racism and judgemental ignorance,but equality doesn't mean a$$ kissing,that's something only people who are afraid of people of color do,therefore making extremely obvious the closeted racists they are...however,what this chump did is downright dumb and afterwards even tried to pass it as a joke,how much f***ing stupid can you be?,this is beyond retarded and shouldn't be condoned by anyone,I've never liked Pantera,to me they were one of the key bands that inspired the horrid hordes of sh** bands that have been running metal since the mid 90s/early 2000s until now,but just cause you're a hardcore Pantera fan,that doesn't mean you have to be a blind tool and support f*** up dirt bags like this loser,I don't give a sh** if he killed all his brain cells sniffing anything he could shove up his nose,you don't do a stupid nazi salute and yell " white power" like a complete dumbass inbred redneck freak.

# Feb 10, 2016 @ 2:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. And rooms more of a whiny emo sissy than Chelsea Grin and Caliban put together writes:

First of all,I truly despise these overly progressive new liberal hipster trends,I mean,I have no problem with black people and have plenty of friends who are black and Hispanic,but I just don't get the damn aas kissing,they're regular people like anyone else,yes they've gone through a lot in the past with ignorant stupid people from a different era,but it's 2016,people,there's been plenty of generations ever since,of course something like that can't be forgotten,but it also can't still be held against white people who had nothing to do with what happened in the past like many black people do which is completely ignorant and outdated,Im all for equality and hate racism and judgemental ignorance,but equality doesn't mean a$$ kissing,that's something only people who are afraid of people of color do,therefore making extremely obvious the closeted racists they are...however,what this chump did is downright dumb and afterwards even tried to pass it as a joke,how much f***ing stupid can you be?,this is beyond retarded and shouldn't be condoned by anyone,I've never liked Pantera,to me they were one of the key bands that inspired the horrid hordes of sh** nu "metal" and core bands from mid-late 90s and 2000s until now,but just cause you're a hardcore Pantera fan,that doesn't mean you have to be a blind tool and support f*** up dirt bags like this loser,I don't give a sh** if he killed all his brain cells sniffing anything he could shove up his nose,you don't do a stupid nazi salute and yell " white power" like a complete dumbass inbred redneck freak.

# Feb 10, 2016 @ 4:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Anselmos more of a whiny emo sissy than Chelsea Grin and Caliban put together writes:

First of all,I truly despise these overly progressive new liberal hipster trends,I mean,I have no problem with black people and have plenty of friends who are black and Hispanic,but I just don't get the damn aas kissing,they're regular people like anyone else,yes they've gone through a lot in the past with ignorant stupid people from a different era,but it's 2016,people,there's been plenty of generations ever since,of course something like that can't be forgotten,but it also can't still be held against white people who had nothing to do with what happened in the past like many black people do which is completely ignorant and outdated,Im all for equality and hate racism and judgemental ignorance,but equality doesn't mean a$$ kissing,that's something only people who are afraid of people of color do,therefore making extremely obvious the closeted racists they are...however,what this chump did is downright dumb and afterwards even tried to pass it as a joke,how much f***ing stupid can you be?,this is beyond retarded and shouldn't be condoned by anyone,I've never liked Pantera,to me they were one of the key bands that inspired the horrid hordes of sh** nu "metal" and core bands from mid-late 90s and 2000s until now,but just cause you're a hardcore Pantera fan,that doesn't mean you have to be a blind tool and support f*** up dirt bags like this loser,I don't give a sh** if he killed all his brain cells sniffing anything he could shove up his nose,you don't do a stupid nazi salute and yell " white power" like a complete dumbass inbred redneck freak.

# Feb 10, 2016 @ 4:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Blindgreed1 writes:

Triple posting... First sign of racism.

# Feb 11, 2016 @ 10:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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