Pete Doherty Sings Nazi Anthem in Munich, Gets Hauled Off-Stage, Apologizes, Plays Stupid



When this story started percolating and circulating over the holiday weekend, we were reluctant to comment. Because as much as we love Mr. Doherty's many musical fruits, it's safe to say that following his many knucklehead moments got old five or six years ago. But days after Doherty was yanked off the stage at the on3 Festival in Munich for singing the Nazi-fied opening verse of "The Song For Germany" this past Saturday, he issued an apology via his spokeswoman via Britain's Sky News. "[Doherty] was unaware of the controversy surrounding the German National Anthem and he deeply apologises if he has caused any offence. Peter himself is from Jewish descent and has fought against racism and fascism with numerous organisations including Love Music Hate Racism. This is a subject he feels very strongly about." Just to be clear, since this moment seems to encapsulate his struggles more than any other: Doherty may be/was a junkie, but he's also a something of a genius, a self-sabotaging provocateur but definitely not, a clueless racist.

Pete Doherty Sings Nazi Anthem in Munich, Gets Hauled Off-Stage, Apologizes, Plays Stupid