David Gilmour Blasts Roger Waters As “Misogynistic, Antisemitic Putin Apologist”

Publish Date
Wednesday, 8 February 2023, 9:36AM

Well, David Gilmour and Roger Waters still hate each other.

Gilmour’s wife, the author Polly Samson, took to Twitter to denounce Waters as a “misogynistic, antisemitic Putin apologist”, and Gilmour shared the claims as “demonstrably true.”

Waters has long been outspoken in his beliefs surrounding the Russia-Ukraine conflict, even calling President Joe Biden a “war criminal” by supplying arms to Ukraine and, in his mind, “fueling” its war with Russia. He expanded on those beliefs in a recent interview, walking back a previous remark calling Putin a “gangster” and instead saying he’s more open to listening to what the Russian president has to say.

Read Waters’ full interview here. 

Following Samson’s post, Waters responded with a message of his own, saying he was aware of the “incendiary and wildly inaccurate comments made about him” which he “refutes entirely.” “He is currently taking advice to his position,” the statement reads.

As a band, Pink Floyd previously pulled their music from streaming services in Russia and Belarus as as show of solidarity with Ukraine. Gilmour and Nick Mason also released their first Pink Floyd song in 28 years, “Hey, Hey Rise Up!,” to benefit the Ukraine Humanitarian Fund.

This article was first published on consequence.net


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