New from the “inform us how you actually really feel” division, Pink Floyd vocalist/guitarist David Gilmour‘s spouse Polly Samson has lashed out on Twitter at former member Roger Waters, calling him a “misogynistic Putin puppet” and an antisemite. Gilmour poured gasoline on the flames by individually tweeting that “each phrase” of Samson’s message was “demonstrably true.” In response, Waters, 79, says he’s contemplating potential authorized motion.
Though the Gilmour and Waters camps have been feuding one and off for greater than 40 years, the most recent hassle apparently began Sunday (Feb. 5) after Waters posted an English translation on his site of an interview with the German newspaper Berliner Zeitung. Requested for his opinion of Pink Floyd’s 2022 protest music about Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, “Hey Hey Rise Up!!,” which options Ukrainian musician Andriy Khlyvnyuk and was its first new observe since 1994, he mentioned the next:
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“I’ve seen the video, and I’m not stunned, however I discover it actually, actually unhappy. It’s so alien to me. This motion is so missing in humanity. It encourages the continuation of the battle. Pink Floyd is a reputation I was related to. That was an enormous time in my life, a really large deal. To affiliate that identify now with one thing like this … proxy battle makes me unhappy. I imply, they haven’t made the purpose of demanding, ‘Cease the battle, cease the slaughter, deliver our leaders collectively to speak!’ It’s simply this content-less waving of the blue and yellow flag. I wrote in one in every of my letters to the Ukrainian teenager Alina: I cannot increase a flag on this battle, not a Ukrainian flag, not a Russian flag, not a U.S. flag.”
Waters has all the time been vocal about his political views, however many really feel he has crossed the road by together with President Joe Biden in a montage of battle criminals throughout the This Is Not a Drill tour and evaluating the Israeli authorities to that of Nazi Germany for its dealing with of the border disaster with Palestine. Vis-a-vis the Russia/Ukraine battle, he has blamed NATO for stoking the lethal violence and criticized Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky for not pursuing a diplomatic resolution.
It was all apparently an excessive amount of for Samson, a author who has contributed lyrics to some post-Waters Pink Floyd songs within the Nineteen Nineties and past. “Sadly @rogerwaters you’re antisemitic to your rotten core,” she wrote. “Additionally a Putin apologist and a mendacity, thieving, hypocritical, tax-avoiding, lip-synching, misogynistic, sick-with-envy, megalomaniac. Sufficient of your nonsense.”
“Roger Waters is conscious of the incendiary and wildly inaccurate feedback made about him on Twitter by Polly Samson which he refutes solely,” reads a Twitter reply from Waters’ account. “He’s at present taking recommendation as to his place.”
Chronicling the dangerous blood between Waters and Gilmour would fill a prolonged e-book, however briefly: Waters was pushed out of Pink Floyd in a battle for inventive management after 1979’s The Wall and subsequently solely carried out as soon as with Gilmour and different founding members Rick Wright and Nick Mason, at 2005’s Stay 8. The musicians reportedly now talk by means of third events when required to for Pink Floyd-related enterprise.
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