Phil Anselmo has issued an apology for his actions at Dimebash 2016.
After initially defending his racist gestures at the Dimebash 2016 show on January 22 as an “inside joke” stemming from “drinking fucking white wine” via a post on YouTube, Phil Anselmo has now released a video in which he claims he is “a thousand per cent apologetic.” It notably comes just 24 hours after Machine Head‘s Robb Flynn posted his own YouTube video – read about it here – taking Anselmo to task, saying: “It’s not okay to scream out white power and then brush it off as a fucking joke about white wine, especially when there was none.”
In the new video, which you can watch below, the former Pantera frontman says:
“Philip H Anselmo here. And I’m here to basically respond to all the hate I 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, and 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 in any of that – I don’t want to be part of any group. I’m an individual… and I am a thousand per cent apologetic to anyone that took offence to what I said, because you should have taken offence 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, anyone who knows me, knows that I love all of you. Bless you.”