I used to harbor this weird crush on Pete Doherty for the longest time. There’s just something so hot about a strung out British boy, if you ask me. Look, I’m single right now. Everything I’ve said so far isn’t an indication of why, than you’re probably single too. Anyway, so I used to love Pete Doherty and then he kept getting arrested for smack (to the point where it wasn’t even cute anymore) and then over the weekend? Over the weekend, you guys? He got booed off stage at a music festival for singing a Nazi anthem.
From the Telegraph:
The lead singer of rock band Babyshambles began singing ‘Deutschland, Deutschland über alles’, which was used as the national anthem under the Third Reich.
An outraged crowd at the on3 music festival in Munich began booing and shouting, but Doherty carried on singing five more songs before festival organisers ushered him from the stage.
The concert was also being broadcast live on Bavarian radio. Broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk cut the broadcast as soon as Doherty, a surprise guest at the music festival, began his song.
‘Deutschland über alles’ is the first verse of ‘Deutschlandlied’, a song written by Joseph Haydn in 1797. The third verse of ‘Deutschlandlied’ is used as the current German national anthem, and has the same tune as ‘Deutschland über alles’.
However, the first verse has not been officially sung since the Second World War because of its association with the Nazis. Its opening lyrics translate as: “Germany, Germany above anything/Above everything in the world”.
Supposedly this isn’t even the first time Pete’s shown his anti-semitic side, either:
It is not the first time Doherty, the former lead singer of The Libertines, has been embroiled in Nazi-themed controversy. A track entitled ‘Arbeit Macht Frei’ on The Libertines, the band’s 2004 album, attracted criticism for taking its name from the slogan placed above the entrances of Nazi concentration camps.
It’s not just LA, folks. That’s not the only reason you can’t find a half decent man. Even the amazingly talented former super babes are junkies who hate the Jews and God knows who else. I just can’t roll with that.