By Tim Saunders on
British rocker Pete Doherty played at the Love Music Hate Racism festival in Stoke in the UK last week.
Love Music Hate Racism uses the energy of the music scene to celebrate diversity and involve people in anti-racist and anti-fascist activity. Every year they hold concerts in the UK to encourage young people to fight racism, with gigs by the Kaiser Chiefs and many more.
Doherty told the organization about his hate of racism in a video, and how his first experience of it was at a football game as a child, when former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Carlton Palmer – a black player – was abused in his debut game.
“I just felt completely feared at 10,000 people making monkey noises at a kid [Palmer],” he said. “I just remember thinking, ’I’m living in an evil world’. I love music and I hate racism. And I love Love Music Hate Racism.”
The video can be viewed here.
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