Proving that - expensive education aside - he's not really that bright, Pete Doherty has been happily singing the Nazi anthem during a German gig.
Apparently, singing the Nazi anthem wasn't meant to be offensive:
In a statement released to Sky News Online, his spokeswoman said the Babyshambles singer "wanted to celebrate his appearance in Munich by assimilating and integrating with the crowd, something he tries do wherever he goes.
She added: "He was unaware of the controversy surrounding the German National anthem and he deeply apologises if he has caused any offence."
The statement went on to say: "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."
You'd have to be a bit thick to imagine that singing the Fuhrer's anthm is going to "assimilate and integrate" you with a nation quite keen to forget that era.
Doherty was hauled off stage and off-air (oh, yes, this was being broadcast, too). Going "it's alright, I had a Jewish ancestor" hardly seems to make it alright.
Who knows the lyrics of Deustchland Uber Alles without knowing the history of the song? No, Doherty isn't a racist. But he's not as clever as we're lead to believe.