Jesse James may be a serial adulterer and all-around tattooed white trash, but he’s not a Nazi. Us Weekly says,
An attorney for Jesse James is explaining his client’s shocking “Nazi salute” photo unearthed by Us Weekly.
Lawyer Joe Yanny told CNN that the German Nazi hat worn by James in the 2004 snapshot (in which James strikes a “Heil Hitler” pose and mimics Hitler’s mustache) was actually a “gag gift” from James’ Jewish godfather.
While in poor taste, possessing or wearing the accessory doesn’t make James a neo-Nazi, Yanny insisted.
To further prove that James is no anti-Semite, Yanny added that James lived for nearly a month in an Israeli kibbutz.
“He did it for shock value,” a source tells Us Weekly of the photo, taken in James’ home. The tattooed biker is “just a history buff,” an insider tells Us Weekly. “He had a stepmom whose father lost family in the camps, and they’d talk about it growing up. Jesse’s not a white supremacist.”
It’s a good thing that none of his mistresses have shown any sort of white supremacist leanings, because that would make this explanation seem like total bullshit.
James with his daughter Sunny: