After putting Trump’s face on a pig, rockstar Roger Waters has plans for Mark Zuckerberg at next gig
Legendary British musician Roger Waters isn’t shy when it comes to Mark Zuckerberg. He refuses to take the billionaire seriously and ridicules him for being “one of the most powerful idiots in the world”, refusing his offer to buy the rights and use a Pink Floyd song for an upcoming film .
Zuckerberg tried to buy the rides from “Another Brick in The Wall Part 2” for a movie promoting Instagram.
Waters was in New York City for an event to defend the freedom of Julian Assange, and during a panel he pulled out a piece of paper and decided to tell a story.
That same day, he was approached by the Zuckerberg team with a “request for the rights to use my song ‘Another Brick in the Wall Part 2’ in the making of a film to promote Instagram.” He said that with the demand came a supply of a “huge, huge amount of money.”
Waters’ response? “Kiss my ass !”
He read the document to an enthusiastic audience. “We want to thank you for considering this project. We believe that the central sentiment of this song is still so prevalent and needed today, which shows how timeless a work is …”
He couldn’t believe it was serious. “And yet they want to use it to make Facebook and Instagram even bigger and more powerful than they’ve ever been so that he can continue to censor us all in this room and prevent this story about Julian Assange from happening. ‘be disclosed to the general public so that the general public could say,’ What ?! What? No, nothing more, ‘”he said.
Waters often uses his concerts to make political statements and share his views on the world and current affairs. He put Donald Trump’s face on a giant floating pig during one of them, accusing the former US president of lies, ignorance, racism and sexism. Revealing that Zuckerberg was his next target, he said, “Zuckerberg is on my new rock ‘n’ roll show. I made him sit down – no, I shouldn’t tell you. “
He also ridiculed Zuckerberg for his professional career. Facebook was born as a platform to rate people by how they look in its Harvard dormitory, which isn’t hidden from the public, but doesn’t sound enough alarm bells. He explained how Zuckerberg “started off by saying,” She’s pretty, we’ll give her a four out of five. She’s ugly, we’ll give her a “- how the f – did he have power? And yet here he is one of the most powerful idiots in the world.
Waters has never been one to curl up in the face of the powers that be and is unafraid of confrontation. These qualities perhaps make him the legendary songwriter and creative genius that he is.