Phil Anselmo Tells DOWN: ‘Move On Without Me’

Phil Anselmo Tells DOWN: ‘Move On Without Me’
It looks like things couldn’t get any worse for Ol’ Shiny Noggin Anselmo following the ‘white power’ incident at the 2016 Dimebash charity show, with the singer issuing a new apology letter asking DOWN to ‘move on without him’.

The singer has received a lot of heat for the hairbrained, racist joke – with Machine Head frontman Rob Flynn releasing an 11 minute video slamming Anselmo for the disrespectful behaviour, and the Dutch festival Fortarock dropping DOWN from the festival lineup.

It seems the singer has now felt the force of the monumental backlash, issuing the below apology letter on social media.

To all this will concern,

Every citizen in this entire world has the unalienable right to live with dignity and respect without hate or oppression. And I mean this, with all of my crushed, yet, guilty heart.

It’s common knowledge that we can choose to either learn from our mistakes, or continue on a path of insensitivity and destruction.

I am utterly responsible for the mistakes I have made, and can only give you my word to no longer do them in the present, through ACTION, not just mere words.

My band mates are now experiencing the consequences of my behavior, and I now publicly apologize to them as well. Never in my entire lifetime would I drag them down with me, and I’ve privately suggested to them that they move on without me.

My biggest obstacle(s) are the over-indulging in the booze and blurting out spiteful, ignorant reductions of the human spirit itself. I will address these issues, head-on.

I’m repulsed by my own actions, and the self-loathing I’m going through right now is justified by the hurt I’ve caused.

I realize we live in a society where apologies are NOT accepted easily, yet long for a day when they can be, but I also understand if I’m shunned till I hit the dirt.

From the bottom of my heart, and with all sincerity, I once again am truly sorry for the pain I have caused.

With truth, love, hope & respect- Philip H. Anselmo

It would appear that Anselmo is sincerely apologetic for his actions, but whether or not fans and the metal community at large is willing to forgive and forget is an entirely new matter altogether.

Phil Anselmo Tells DOWN: ‘Move On Without Me’
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