Holy. Shit. Us magazine says this picture of Jesse James was taken in 2004, IN HIS HOUSE, one year before he married Sandra Bullock.
As you can see he’s miming a Hitler mustache and giving a Nazi salute, and Us says he’s wearing a “German soldiers cap” but I’m pretty sure that’s an SS officers hat. And the plane behind him is definitely a German WWI fokker.
“He did it for shock value,” a source tells Us Weekly of the shot, taken in James’ home.
Though some have suggested that his West Coast Choppers logo resembles the Third Reich emblem, the 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.”
Adds another, “Gearheads are fascinated by war machines, including those of the Third Reich. But he’s far from a neo-Nazi.”
What gears are in that SS hat?
And, as was pointed out Friday, Jesse has companies named Vanilla Gorilla, Way Fast Whitey, and Mighty Whitey. And he was banging a girl with “white power” tatted on her legs. And the West Coast Choppers logo is an Iron Cross. That all seems pretty Nazi. Although it should be mentioned that the plane behind him in the picture wasn’t Nazi, just German. The Nazis had way cooler planes, including the first jet fighters.
Anyway, look, I’m no PC pussy, I like WWII too, I even had a rottweiler named Rommel, okay, but you can’t go around dressing as Hitler. I mean you can, but everyone is gonna think you’re an asshole. And a neo-Nazi. For example, I think this guy is a fireman. Because he’s dressed like one, and he’s doing things a fireman would do. See how this works?