The split between Pink Floyd legends David Gilmour and Roger Waters reached new heights after Gilmour backed his wife, Polly Samson. Tweet denouncing Waters as “anti-Semitism to your rotten core,” “misogyny,” and more. It also prompted a light response from the estranged bass player.
Yesterday (February 6), Samson, the journalist and novelist who married Gilmour in 1994 and contributed to the release of Pink Floyd, tweeted at Waters:
Sadly @rogerwaters, you are antisemitic to the rotten core. Also an advocate for Putin, a liar, a thief, a hypocrite, a tax evader, a lip syncer, a misogynist, an envy, and a megalomaniac. Enough of your nonsense.
Gilmore then retweeted Samson’s message, stating that “every word is plainly true.”
Samson’s message appears to have been inspired by something Waters posted a day earlier (February 5). murmured link to interview German newspapers and berlin newspaper In response to “Israel lobby trying to cancel my 85% SOLD OUT series concerts in Germany” on his own website.
In a tweet, he wrote:
the truth sets us free
Against the backdrop of the outrageous and despicable smear campaign by the Israel Lobby to accuse me of being an anti-Semite, I am not, never was and never will be. .
Acknowledging Samsung’s message, the bassist shared an image overlaid with text and declared uncertainty about how to proceed, while calling the “inflammatory” claims “extremely inaccurate.”
Here’s the full response:
Roger Waters is aware of the inflammatory and grossly inaccurate comments Polly Samson made about him on Twitter, which he completely refutes. I’m here.
Especially in recent years, Waters has come under increasing scrutiny for his political views and other related worldviews.
In June 2019, Disturbed frontman David Draiman (who has used his platform to raise awareness of rampant anti-Semitism around the world since returning to Twitter early last year) announced his support for the BDS movement. (boycotts, divestments and sanctions).
The movement’s website states, “The PLO [Palestinian Liberation Organization], the BDS movement, Palestinian civil society and human rights groups are making a historic call to step up global pressure to dismantle Israel’s regime of settler colonialism and apartheid. ”
Dreymann described the BDS as a movement based on “the particular hatred that exists against Jews in this world.”
The singer later went on to accuse Waters of sympathizing with the leaders of the socialist and communist regimes.
“This is a man who, for God’s sake, just celebrated receiving the gift of a guitar from Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela — one of the world’s most brutal dictators, who slaughtered his own people and He has starved his own people,” Dreyman quoted after calling Waters a “very sick man” for opposing the BDS movement.
Most recently, last September, Waters wrote an open letter to Olena Zelenska, First Lady of Ukraine and wife of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, denouncing Western countries for supplying Ukrainian fighters with weapons. urged countries to negotiate a peaceful ceasefire. In turn, she called on Waters to seek peace from Russian President Vladimir Putin, resulting in Waters issuing an open letter to Putin.
In the letter, Waters reiterated the concerns of other countries that Russia’s war on Ukraine could spill over into more hostile aggression into neighboring countries. [to Putin]’ He quickly followed this comment with a shrugged attitude, all lost and the world’s major powers ‘quitting the desperately dangerous game of nuclear chicken where hawks on both sides of the Atlantic look so comfortable May… have it, yep, blow each other and the world to pieces.
Acknowledging that the results were not ideal, Waters expressed concern for his children and grandchildren.
He again took a cynical attitude toward NATO and the United States, calling on President Putin to strike out a binding agreement that would prevent him from invading another country again. “I know, I know, the United States and NATO put on their hats or invade other sovereign nations with a few barrels of oil, but that doesn’t mean you should Ukraine surprised him by leaving the door open that Russia could possibly have been provoked into launching an attack.
Shortly after posting this open letter, Waters claimed that his name was “on a Ukrainian government-sponsored killing list.” In the same interview where those allegations were made, he also denied evidence of war crimes committed by Russia in Ukraine and defended the country.
“What I just described as Western propaganda, you saw it. It’s all lies, lies, lies, lies,” Waters argued, even though a federal grand jury indicted 11 Russian military intelligence officers in 2018.
As a result of these actions, Waters has announced a $500 million bid to sell the Pink Floyd catalog rights to any of the bidders, including Sony Music, Warner Music, BMG, Primary Wave and Hypnosis Songs Capital. Rumor has it that he jeopardized the deal.
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