Pantera frontman Phil Anselmo has recently spoken out about his actions at Dimebash, the annual concert held in honor of Pantera's late guitarist, Dimebag Darrell. At the end of the set, Anselmo gave a Nazi salute and yelled, "White power!" which he now claims was part of a joke.

The original video's uploader was obviously upset by Anselmo's actions, and wrote in the video's description, "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."

Anselmo responded to the clip in the video's comments section using Housecore Records' YouTube account,

Ok folks, I'll own this one, but dammit, I was joking, and the "inside joke of the night" was because we were drinking f---ing white wine, hahaha... Of all f---ing things. Some of y'all need to thicken up your skin. There's plenty of f---ers to pick on with a more realistic agenda. I f---ing love everyone, I f---ing loathe everyone, and that's that. No apologies from me. PHA '16

 

This isn't the first time Anselmo has been accused of racism, and it probably won't be the last. You can check it out and judge for yourself in the video below.