Friday, October 28, 2016
Roger Waters' support of Palestinian rights/ BDS movement reportedly costing him millions
More and more mainstream celebrities are coming out in favor of supporting the rights of Palestinians and opposing their oppressive conditions at the hands of Israel. But that doesn’t mean it happens without flak from Mainstream corporations who still side with Israel. The latest musician is Roger Waters, who played for years, for the band Pink Floyd.-SJ Otto
According to FoxNews:
“Roger Waters is planning his most spectacular and expensive tour yet — but the Pink Floyd legend is facing backlash from some big-name sponsors over his views on Israel.
Sources tell us that American Express balked at spending up to $4 million to sponsor Waters’ 2017 US + Them North American tour.”
Also according to the Fox articles Waters said:
“I have been accused of being a Nazi and an anti-Semite for the past 10 years. My industry has been particularly recalcitrant in even raising a voice [against Israel] . . . I’ve talked to a lot of them, and they are scared s - - tless. If they say something in public, they will no longer have a career. They will be destroyed.”
He also slammed Presidential Candidate Donald Trump:
“Waters, who has angered many in New York with his support for a boycott of Israel over the issue of Palestinian rights, shocked people at Oldchella by unleashing a series of brutal images targeting Donald Trump, and slogans such as “F - - k Trump and his wall” and “Arrogant, lying, racist, sexist,” then voicing solidarity with students protesting for Palestinians. He also urged people to support the controversial BDS Movement (boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel) and added, “I encourage the government in Israel to end the occupation.”
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