Local San Francisco Bay Area-based artist Jose Angeles recently stated on Facebook that 2016 has so far evolved into a year that is full of celebrity deaths and musical artists acting up and doing outrageous stuff,with the case of ex-Pantera singer Phil Anselmo fitting into the latter as he did both a Nazi salute and shouting out “White power !!!” at the end of the recent Dimebash 2016 Dimebag Darrell(Abbott) tribute event,with Phil setting a lot of negative on-line feedback from it to the point of Machine Head bassist Robb Flynn calling him out for it(and making an anti-racism speech),and making Phil wisely making an apology video for his action.
As far as it goes for me,Phil’s recent antics doesn’t bother me since Phil(along with the likes of Axl Rose[who I’m sure is awaiting to do something similarly outrageous on his upcoming GN’R “reunion” tour] and Sebastian Bach) has always been known for both his on-stage and off-stage antics and I feel that he did this to draw attention to himself and laugh at all of the on-line feedback,whether it’s politically correct or incorrect. Phil also hangs out with black people and other minorities(whether they’re Hispanic,Asian,or Indian),something that isn’t ever covered,for it’s strange that the media would rather fully focus on negative stuff instead of the positive stuff that happens from the most umlikely people,ala Kiss’ Gene Simmons’ recent hospital visit to dying tween fan Dillan Kohn.
The things that is really bothering me is all of the mostly negative counter reaction to both Phil’s apologies and Robb’s response,with the likes of ex-Machine Head member Chris Kontos and Rita Haney(Dimebag’s at-the-time girlfriend) delivering negative responses to Robb and saying that he should apologize for anti-racism speech. Both Chris and Rita are just so extremely wrong on this one,since Robb doesn’t owe anyone an apology and that everyone should fully accept Phil’s apology instead of just rubbing it into the dirt just to make everything worse. I’m so sick of this type of bullshit that ppls and trolls enjoy tinkering in on the Internet to make the ‘Net’s purpose look very bad,for people really need to stop this bullshit and completely leave things alone and just let it be. Everyone–Everyone–have full fledged rights to their opinions(something that wrestling podcaster Don Tony/Anthony DeBlasi needs to learn),but using it for the purpose of trolling and counter trolling just to purposely bring on negativity is wrong and just needs to stop,for just mainly accept the things that both Robb and Phil(mainly with his apology) say.
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