News•January 27, 2016 8:54 PM ET•15,898 views
Phil Anselmo denies being racist after Dimebash video surfaces
Earlier today an attendee of last Friday's Dimebash event in California uploaded a video in which former Pantera frontman Philip Anselmo is seen giving many consider to be a white power salute or "Sieg Heil" and subsequently screaming "white power" before exiting the stage. The video can be viewed below. The video uploader posted the following comment with his video:
"At the end of the performance of 'Walk' at Dimebash 2016 and Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood CA Phil Anselmo decided to end the night with a sieg heil and scream white power to the crowd. 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!"Not long thereafter, Anselmo commented on the video using the "Housecore Records" username, claiming that his actions were part of an inside joke:
"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."