Roger Waters Accused Of Anti-Semitic Images On “The Wall” Tour
“The Wall Live” Tour comes to Xcel Energy Center on Wednesday, October 27th and Roger Waters may have to change some of the show’s choreography before then. He’s being accused of using anti-semitic images in his show.
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is blasting [lastfm]Pink Floyd [/lastfm]bassist [lastfm]Roger Waters [/lastfm]for allegedly using anti-semitic images during his current “The Wall Live” tour.
In an official statement to The Guardian, ADL director Abe Foxman says Waters’ use of Jewish symbols next to dollar signs and corporate logos crosses the boundaries of good taste.
“Of course, Waters has every right to express his political views about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict through his music and stagecraft. However, the images he has chosen, when put together in the same sequence, cross a line into anti-semitism,” Foxman said.
He went on to say: “We wish Waters had chosen some other way to convey his political views without playing into and dredging up the worst age-old anti-semitic stereotype about Jews and their supposed obsession with making money.”
Waters’ wife Laurie Durning was quick to fire back at Foxman, however, saying that what she read is way off the mark.
“I’ve never heard anyone interpret the show in the way this guy Abe Foxman has — and of course it’s most definitely because he hasn’t actually seen it,” Durning told the New York Post.