Phil Anselmo says Nazi salute at Dimebash was “a joke”

philanselmoAn ugly moment occurred at this year’s Dimebash when former Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo seemingly gave a Nazi salute to the crowd following a performance of the song “Walk”.

Video surfaced on YouTube of Anselmo giving what looks like a “Sieg Heil” gesture to the crowd, followed by a loud yell of “White Power!”

Per NME via Loudwire, Anselmo responded to the video with the following comment:

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“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,” Anselmo wrote. “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.”

Was Anselmo saluting a good glass of wine? Or was it something else? You be the judge:

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