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Phil Anselmo Slams Internet Pile-On Culture In New Interview

During a recent appearance on Eddie Trunk's "Trunk Nation", Phil Anselmo repeatedly apologized for the his usage of racist gestures/phrases at the "Dimebash" event last January and later went onto state that it was a drunken reaction to hecklers at the performance who had been calling him racist throughout the night.

Now in the below interview with Loudwire Anselmo hints that some of his peers decrying his actions may not be so innocent themselves. States Phil Anselmo:

"I’ve been sitting back and silently observing the scrutiny and the hypocrisy and the online, what you call I guess pile-on and you know I sit there and I’m like ‘ok, alright.’ It’s interesting to me, it really is interesting to me how many people I know in the music business that I could name by name, but I won’t because I got too much class for that who pretend to be virtuous and pure and pious and perfect in their lives. I’m glad that they know deep down inside they know who they are, they know that I know they are phonies.

To end this, when I apologized, I meant it. As far as anyone I may have truly offended… But in this day and age I have come way too far, my book is way… my life is open, I’m open about everything. You ask me about drug use, you ask me about anything in this world, I’m an open book. And I think that there is this online community and then there’s the real world. You know? There’s the real world. Over this past year I’ve seen that for my very own eyes that there’s an online community and then there’s real life."

Check out the entire interview below:

Continues Anselmo:

"It’s dangerous in the long run because it goes hand in hand with instantaneous everything—and that is where the internet is very interesting with Facebook and all this shit where everyone has a platform, everyone is an expert, everyone’s a fucking mind reader, everyone knows everything about everybody because they can look at a couple pictures and ‘I know you from head to toe from the beginning of your birth. I know your every thought.’ And it’s fake and it’s sociopathic."

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