Roger Waters Changes Concert Video Due To Anti-Semitism Claims
Allegations of Anti-Semitic images have forced Roger Waters to revamp his concert video. We’ll get a first-hand look at the new video when Waters comes to the Xcel Energy Center October 27th.
[lastfm]Roger Waters [/lastfm]recently altered one of his videos over claims that it contained Anti-Semitic imagery, according to NME.com.
The Anti-Defamation League had previously accused Waters of portraying the Jewish culture in a stereotypical light through one of the videos he uses for “Goodbye Blue Sky” during his stage show of The Wall.
Within the video there were images of airplanes dropping bombs on what appear to be Jewish Stars of David, which then turn to dollar signs. Several other religious and corporate symbols were included in the video as well.
At one of Waters’ recent shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden, the video instead displayed the Mercedes symbol, which was then followed by Jewish symbols, Rolling Stone reports.
In response to the anti-Semitism accusations, Waters said that there are “no hidden meanings in the order or juxtaposition of these symbols.”
Waters is in the midst of finishing up the U.S. leg of his The Wall Live world tour and next plans to travel to the U.K. and Ireland in May and June 2011.