Legendary Pink Floyd songwriter George Roger Waters has responded to recent criticism of his Berlin performance, stating that his work was a statement against fascism, injustice and bigotry.
In a statement, Waters said: “My recent performance in Berlin has attracted bad faith attacks from those who want to smear and silence me because they disagree with my political views and moral principles. The elements of my performance that have been questioned are quite clearly a statement in opposition to fascism, injustice, and bigotry in all its forms. Attempts to portray those elements as something else are disingenuous and politically motivated. The depiction of an unhinged fascist demagogue has been a feature of my shows since Pink Floyd’s “The Wall” in 1980.
“I have spent my entire life speaking out against authoritarianism and oppression wherever I see it. When I was a child after the war, the name of Anne Frank was often spoken in our house, she became a permanent reminder of what happens when fascism is left unchecked. My parents fought the Nazis in World War II, with my father paying the ultimate price. Regardless of the consequences of the attacks against me, I will continue to condemn injustice and all those who perpetrate it.”
George Roger Waters, the legendary songwriter of Pink Floyd, has responded to criticism of his recent performance in Berlin. Waters insists that elements of the performance were a statement against fascism, injustice and bigotry.
Waters, who has a history of speaking out against authoritarianism, said his performance was inspired by his childhood memories of the Second World War, when his father fought the Nazis and ultimately paid the ultimate price.
“I have spent my entire life speaking out against authoritarianism and oppression wherever I see it,” said Waters. “Regardless of the consequences of the attacks against me, I will continue to condemn injustice and all those who perpetrate it.”
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