Guitarist Scott Ian from Anthrax has commented on Phil Anselmo’s recent racist outburst at 2016 Dimebash.
Earlier this year Anselmo was recorded while making the Nazi salute on stage at the 2016 Dimebash, and, as expected, the gesture was criticised by a great amount of people from the metal world (here you can read Corey Taylor’s opinion).
Joining the backlash recently is Scott Ian, who, according to Stick and Stones, had this to say about the accident: “Just asking to be forgiven doesn’t mean you should be forgiven. I’ve had a long running dialogue with Phil since this happened. I’ve known the dude almost 30 years. He’s like a brother – he’s family. And when someone in your family has a problem, you discuss it and you try to find a solution”.
In an interview, he confirmed his opinion saying: ““It’s not okay in any world, let alone the metal world, to do these kind of things in any context. Words are too powerful. Especially Phil Anselmo’s word. There’s too many impressionable people out there who listen to everything that dude says”.
Since the incident, Anselmo was forced to apologize, which he did through a video that you can watch below.